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Lync Community Update April 2012

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Presented by Tom Arbuthnot at MUCUGL April 2012

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Lync Community Update April 2012

  1. 1. Lync/Industry Update and Useful Resources Tom Arbuthnot Consultant, Modality Systems @tomarbuthnot http://www.lyncdup.com tom@lyncdup.com
  2. 2. Lync CU5 – Video for RCC Users• CU5 for server and clients available• Adds Video in RCC (a client side change) http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/01/update-lync- 2010-adds-video-calling-for-rcc-enabled-users.aspx http://www.justin-morris.net/lync-server-2010-cumulative-update-5- released/21/04/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 2
  3. 3. Lync Federation Directory• Matt Landis Federation Directory Now at over 7,000 companies! http://windowspbx.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/usa-microsoft-lync-federation-directory_02.html21/04/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 3
  4. 4. Polycom KIRK Wireless LyncQualification Update• Microsoft testing complete, press KIRK Wireless announcement and products Server 6000 due for addition to TechNet – stay tuned KIRK Butterfly KIRK 50-Handset KIRK 60-Handset KIRK 70-Handset Handset Series Series Series Series21/04/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 4
  5. 5. Blue Jeans Network• Not new, but I got to play with it and it works wellhttp://bluejeans.com/21/04/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 5
  6. 6. New Hardware: Net v2 SBA and Busylight UC• SBAv2 Standard – more powerful SBA’s• BusyLight UC – visual Presence Indicator http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/network-equipment-technologies-receives- additional-qualifications-ux-series-microsoft-nasdaq-nwk-1635906.htm http://lyncdup.com/2012/04/video-demo-of-busylight-uc-for-microsoft-lync/21/04/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 6
  7. 7. Free tool: Microsoft FixIt Center Pro• Free Technet Fixit tool for Lynchttp://windowspbx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/howto-using-microsoft-fixit-center-pro.html21/04/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 7
  8. 8. Microsoft Certification Changes• Changes to Microsoft Partner Certifications – Gold in xxxx• Changes to Microsoft Personal Certificationshttps://partner.microsoft.com/40170636http://www.expta.com/2012/04/microsoft-reinvents-certifications.html21/04/2012 Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London (MUCUGL) 8

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