Lync Updates Q1 2013

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  • 1. Lync 2013 Updates from Q1 13@adamjacobshttp://imucblog.comadam@imaucblog.comAdam JacobsLync MVPGlobal UC Architect, Polycom
  • 2. Agenda• Lync Updates from Microsoft• Lync voice updates from Polycom• Better Together-over-Ethernet (BToE) – Demo• Questions27/04/2013 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 2
  • 3. Lync 2013 CU1 (client highlights)27/04/2013 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 3• Disable A/V MCU video cropping• Hide offline contacts• Enable/disable receiving buddy invites from untrustednetworks (Skype)• Bug fixes!• Two downloads:– Lyncloc (Lync)– Msores (Office)
  • 4. Lync 2013 CU1 (server highlights)27/04/2013 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 4• Lync 2013 Mobility (Justin already covered this)• Location-based routing – leverages local PSTN accessbased upon user location (also addresses regulatoryissues)• Group Call Pickup – Lync clients join a group, any memberwithin the group can answer other members calls bydialling the number associated with the group• Bug fixes!
  • 5. Lync Phone Edition April 13 (CU8)27/04/2013 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 5• MWI light does not clear when user checks voice mailthrough Outlook• MOH (Aries) is not played• CAP sign-out issue (rollback delay)• Support for W15 O365 Online Meeting Join (createdvia OWA)• Support for W15 O365 Online Meeting Join (Hybridscenario)
  • 6. Exchange 2013 CU1• Delivers support for co-existence withExchange 2007/2010• Public Folders still alive/well and nowaccessible via OWA• Exchange Admin Center (EAC) now includesadded manageability options for UnifiedMessaging• Online Meeting for Exchange 2013 OWA!27/04/2013 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 6
  • 7. Skype, WAC and CHM updates• Skype 6.3 released (adds support for Lync)• Office Web App– Manual update required, Windows Update breaks WAC– Update requires re-creation of farm• Lync 2013 documentation updated, includes support for:– Addition of Location-Based Routing functionality and theGroup Call Pickup feature to Enterprise Voice– New Lync Server 2013 Unified Communications Web API(UCWA) to support Mobility features– Information about backing up and restoring Lync Server2013– Support for hybrid deployment scenarios27/04/2013 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 7
  • 8. Introducing Lync Room System• Full and familiar Lync experienceoptimized for immersive meetingexperience• Easy for users to schedule, join and managemeetings• Simple to deploy for IT Admins, does notrequire 3rd party infrastructure• Native Lync software delivered in acomprehensive partner hardware solution
  • 9. ApplianceQuad Core Intel Ivy BridgeVideo Capture Card with VGA and HDMI for content sharingCameraWide Field of View HD front-of-room CameraNext generation HD RoundTableDisplay1080p Single 55”-84” Touch for smaller rooms1080p Dual 55”-70” Touch for larger rooms720p 10” Touch console for all roomsAudioWideband audiostereo / monaural array captureLync Room System Hardware
  • 10. Lync Room System Edition SoftwareOperating SystemWindows Embedded 7 StandardAppLocker, Write Filters, FirewallLync Room System Edition softwareCustomized Lync Client for the Meeting RoomOptimized for Lync Server 2013Console UXOne or two display experience for video and collaborationManageabilityRemote Admin PortalUpdate and Monitoring
  • 11. Lync Room System (video)27/04/2013 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 11
  • 12. Polycom Lync compatible phones• Majority of Polycom open SIP phones now Lync201x compatible (not VVX1500 and Lync 2013compatibility due in April for SPIP 4/5/6)• VVX 3xx/4xx released (ships with Lync 201xcompatible firmware)27/04/2013 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 12VVX Media Phones300, 400, 500, 600
  • 13. VVX Better Together-over-Ethernet (BToE)Demo27/04/2013 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 13