Lync/Industry Update and Useful Resources

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Lync/Industry and Useful Resources presented by Tom Arbuthnot at MUCUGL July 2011

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  • For those without lyncDecent size download, but complete lync, exchange UM, SharePoint, DC etcCan be converted to vmdk’s with a bit of workCan add your own physical machines to really test it out
  • Completey FreeAvailable for download nowGreat level of detailGreat for troubleshooting a specific service\\planning a deployment
  • Curtis Johnstone (Quest)Great troubleshooting tool
  • Curtis Johnstone (Quest
  • IM an Expert - IM an Expert is a social networking tool that helps the people in your organization who have questions find the people in your organization who have answers. IM an Expert parses the question to determine the topic area, finds topic area experts in its user-populated expert database, and forwards the question. A willing expert responds to the initial question and follow-up questions using Lync.Conversations Analyzer - Conversations Analyzer is an application that reviews your Lync instant messaging (IM) conversation history and gives you scores for your use of trust-building language in day-to-day communications with business associates and friends. Conversations Analyzer applies trust rules to determine the occurrence of words and phrases that have a positive or negative effect on trust.Conversation Translator - Conversation Translator provides a real-time language translation service for Lync instant messaging (IM) conversations in up to 35 different languages. With Conversation Translator, both the sender and receiver can converse in their native language, and Conversation Translator handles the translation.Information Dashboard - Information Dashboard helps you start a conversation with a remote contact by providing current information about the contact's location. For example, if you are calling a coworker or a client in Shanghai, China, you can open Information Dashboard and enter the location of Shanghai before making the call. Information Dashboard will return the day, date, time, whether you are calling during regular working hours, the weather forecast, and a news feed of articles related to the location and these settings are saved for your contact.Tabbed Conversations - Tabbed Conversations provides a tabbed conversation window to allow multiple instant messaging (IM) conversations in a single window.Group Chat Stress Tool - You can use the Group Chat Stress Tool to help verify your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat hardware deployment. Group Chat Stress is made up of two applications: Group Chat Stress Tool and Group Chat Loaders, the stress engine. Use Group Chat Stress Tool to create the configuration files for the loaders and to distribute the binaries to the remote machines that will be running the loaders. Use Group Chat Loaders to apply the specified load parameters on the Group Chat Server.
  • Lync/Industry Update and Useful Resources

    1. 1. Lync/Industry Update and Useful Resources<br />Tom Arbuthnot<br />Consultant, Modality Systems<br />@tomarbuthnot<br />http://www.lyncdup.com<br />tom@lyncdup.com <br />
    2. 2. Lync Demo Hyper-V VHD’s<br />Free to download and try<br />Add your own machines to really test Lync features<br />29/07/2011<br />Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL)<br />2<br />http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26217<br />
    3. 3. Resource kit book<br />Completely free<br />Download a specific chapter or the complete book<br />29/07/2011<br />Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL)<br />3<br />http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=22644<br />
    4. 4. Lync Sign in Troubleshooter<br />Curtis JohnStone<br />Quest/InsideOCS<br />Sign in issues<br />29/07/2011<br />Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL)<br />4<br />http://blog.insideocs.com/2011/07/19/communicator-lync-lync-sign-in-troubleshooting-tool-version-3/<br />
    5. 5. Lync PowerShell Cmdlets Mindmaps<br />Every Cmdlet with links to Technet Article<br />Tom Arbuthnot (me)<br />Lyncdup.com<br />29/07/2011<br />Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL)<br />5<br />http://lyncdup.com/2011/05/lync-powershell-cmdlets-mind-maps/<br />
    6. 6. Lync PowerPackAddons<br />Conversation Translator<br />Information Dashboard<br />Tabbed conversations<br />IM an Expert<br />From Microsoft<br />29/07/2011<br />Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL)<br />6<br />http://lync.microsoft.com/Adoption-and-Training-Kit/tools-and-apps/Pages/Overview.aspx<br />
    7. 7. Free Website Plugin for Presence and Chat<br />Free (codeplex) plugin for Websites<br />Full Presence and IM chat from the site<br />Requires additional server<br />From Orbit One<br />29/07/2011<br />Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL)<br />7<br />http://www.orbitone.com/en/blog/archive/2011/07/20/lync-presence-amp-chat-widgets.aspx<br />
    8. 8. Lync Update<br />Lync CU3 out now<br />Forefront For Lync due by end of the year<br />Skype.... We’re still waiting, but it’s looking good<br />Mobile clients....<br />Get on twitter #lync and the blog RSS feeds/email updates<br />29/07/2011<br />Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL)<br />8<br />

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