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Johan Veldhuis

Migrating from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync: Part 4

Having migrated the rest of our users and legacy resources across and started getting ready to decommission OCS 2007 R2, this final article in the series explains how to complete the migration, reconfigure the federation traffic, and remove the OCS 2007 R2 environment. Read more...

Johan Veldhuis

Migrating from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync - Part 3

So far, Johan has walked us through the whole process of preparing our new Lync Server 2010 environment, step-by-step. Now it's time to expand that environment, migrate the rest of our users and legacy resources across, and start getting ready to decommission OCS 2007 R2. Read more...

Johan Veldhuis

Migrating from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync: Part 2

In the story so far, Johan has described how to check that the migration from your OCS to Lync is supported and how to determine the requirements for the new installation This was followed by a walk-through of the preparation the Active Directory and installation of the first Lync Front End Server with a Mediation Server co-located. Now Johan tackles the merging the OCS configuration, and connection to the outsode world, followed by testing, performing and then validating the migration. Read more...

Jaap Wesselius

Office365 and Lync Online

Having gotten us up and running with the basics of Office365, Jaap Wesselius now dives deeper, walking us through the setup process for Lync Online, the Office365 component which provides cloud-based Unified Communications. He even shows us how to integrate it with our on-premises systems in quick, easy steps. Read more...

Johan Veldhuis

Migrating from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync: Part I

Lync Server is more than just a name-change for OCS, it is a significant upgrade. How then do you make that migration from and existing Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 environment to Lync? Johan explains, from experience, all the necessary steps to the point that one can confidently say 'Gentlemen, start your engines!' Read more...

Johan Veldhuis

A look at Microsoft Lync 2010

Lync manages office communications such as voice calls, video calls, instant messages, meetings, and shared whiteboard sessions all from a single interface. If this sounds like OCS, then you're right, it is the new improved version. Johan explains the background, why it is better, and how you can get started with it. Read more...

Desmond Lee

An Administrator's First Look at PowerShell in Lync Server 2010 (Communications Server '14')

With Communications Server "14" on the horizon and promising extensive support for PowerShell, you'll need to know what works and what doesn't, and how to find out more. Desmond Lee gives a distilled overview of what you'll need to know. Read more...

Desmond Lee

Moving to Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 has some exciting new features, which make its deployment well worth considering. Desmond focuses on using the side-by-side method to migrate existing OCS RTM servers and clients over to R2, which you can likewise adopt to create an entirely new R2 installation. Read more...

Brien Posey

An Introduction to Unified Messaging

For many years, everyone involved in the administration of offices has wished that there was a way of combining the voicemail, fax, the PBX with the Exchange Email system, particularly for highly mobile users. . With Exchange Server 2007, this has now become a reality. Even though it forces the Exchange Administrator to become familiar with telephony, the benefits are such that it is well worth the effort. Read more...

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