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Mike Stacy
Denver, CO
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Our next meeting will be held on October 24th from 4-6pm at the Microsoft Denver office. We are going to talk with Ryan Herbst from Unified Communications about the new Lync Room Systems. In addition, we will have our own local Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), Jonathan McKinney to chat about the new Better Together over Ethernet. Unified Communications will be sponsoring the meeting and bringing in food and drink. Please feel free to check out their website and why they are one of the most popular choices for video solutions and audio devices for Microsoft Lync. The meeting will be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Mike Stacy's Blog
The next meeting will be held on August 29th from 4-6pm at the Polycom office in Westminster. Topics will be: - Lync as a PBX replacement, presented by Adam Ball - SIP 101, presented by Mike Stacy Intelepeer will be sponsoring the meeting and providing food and beverages. Please feel free to ask about their services and why they are one of the most popular choices for SIP with Microsoft Lync! The meeting will be held at the Polycom Westminster office, which is located at: 1765 W. 121st Avenue Westminster, CO 80234 Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Mike Stacy's Blog
The next meeting will be held on August 29th from 4-6pm at the Microsoft offices in the Denver Tech Center. Topics will be: - Lync as a PBX replacement, presented by Adam Ball - SIP 101, presented by Mike Stacy Intelepeer will be sponsoring the meeting and providing food and beverages. Please feel free to ask about their services and why they are one of the most popular choices for SIP with Microsoft Lync! The meeting will be held at the Microsoft Denver office, which is located at: 7595 Technology Way Ste 400 Denver, CO Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Mike Stacy's Blog
That's correct, as far as I know it is not possible.
The only way to really deal with the situation you describe is to instruct users to dial a specific SIP URI format when calling non-Lync federated systems (192.168.1.10@externalvideo.com) and use whatever VCS/B2BUA features you need to modify the dial string and be able to route that call. Of course the two main problems with this are 1) the user needs to know in advance if they are calling a Lync system or not and 2) Lync isn't very accommodating to various URI strings so if you needed to dial IP/FQDN@extension or IP/FQDN##extension you will hit problems. Lync 2013 drops H.263 so whatever you call would need to be able to communicate over RTV or H264UC (Lync's SVC). For ubiquitous connectivity a virtual meeting room strategy works best. I don't know if Cisco has a similar approach to Polycom in this regard but by meeting on the RMX it means the dial experience for your internal users is always the same and you can connect H.323, OCS/Lync 2010/Lync 2013, and non-Lync SIP platforms all together. You can also gateway calls and the like when necessary. Outside of that you will probably need some fancy code to make this work seamlessly.
Swinster - As far as I know it is not possible to do what you are asking. This is why I try to use one of the same SIP domains as Lync for the route (company.com rather than video.company.com). The downside to this is that requests to unknown users in your company (people that have left, etc.) will be sent across the static route as there is no simple way to send only video calls across the route. You could deploy an MSPL script to filter requests that you don't want and INVITEs that don't contain video SDP but you'd have to be very careful with both the MSPL code and the use of such a script since it can negatively impact performance. If you were going to do this I'd recommend using a separate pool for the routing connection that does not contain users. Alternatively you could build a go-between UCMA app. This would be a much better architecture but would require more code expertise and might cause support issues with your video vendor.
The next meeting will be held on June 27th from 4-6pm at the Polycom offices in Westminster. We will be continuing our celebration of our two year anniversary! Come join us as we discuss Office365, Lync On-prem and telephony devices for Lync. KEMP Technologies will be sponsoring the meeting and will have a give-away! Polycom Offices 1765 W. 121st Ave Westminster, CO Please visit www.coucug.org and click on the RSVP link to let us know you will be attending. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Mike Stacy's Blog
The next meeting will be held on May 30th from 4-6pm at the Microsoft offices in the Denver Tech Center. We will be celebrating our two year anniversary! Come join us as we discuss Office365, Lync On-premises and physical devices. KEMP Technologies will be sponsoring the meeting and providing food at the conclusion of the meeting. The agenda is as follows: 4:00 - 4:45 – Gayle Giguere: Customer experience with Office 365 for Exchange + Lync On-Premises for Voice 4:45 - 5:15 – Mike Stacy: Voice handset functionality and options with Lync 5:15 - 6:00 – Kemp product overview and... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Mike Stacy's Blog
The next meeting will be on February 28th. It will be held at the Polycom office in Westminster. We have a very special guest for February! Microsoft Exchange MVP Jason Sherry will be talking to us about Migrating Exchange 2010 to another Active Directory Forest (without 3rd Party tools) as well as giving an update on Exchange 2013 (co-existence, Cumulative Updates, etc). Please RSVP early so we can ensure we have enough seats. The meeting is from 4-6pm. We will try to end the formal talks by 5:30pm in order to allow for people to network and ask questions on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Mike Stacy's Blog
The next meeting will be on January 31st and will be held at the Microsoft Office's in the Denver Tech Center. This month we will cover Office 365 Unified Communications solutions. The meeting is from 4-6pm. We will try to end the formal talks by 5:30pm in order to allow for people to network and ask questions on any aspect of Microsoft Unified Communications. RSVP Today! The meeting will take place at Microsoft's office, which is located at: 7595 Technology Way Ste 400 Denver, CO 80237 Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at Mike Stacy's Blog
This month we will focus on migration to Lync and Exchange 2013 for our north-side attendees at Polycom’s Westminster office. Agenda: 4:00pm - Welcome and Introductions 4:15-5:30 - Migration to Lync and Exchange 2013 5:30-6pm - Open Discussion and Networking RSVP Today! The meeting will take place at Polycom's office, which is located at: 1765 W 121st Ave Suite 100 Westminster, CO Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
This month we will focus on migration to Lync and Exchange 2013. Agenda: 4:00-5:00 – Overview of Migration to Exchange 2013 5:00-6:00 – Overview of Migration to Lync 2013 RSVP Today! The meeting will take place at Microsoft's Denver office, which is located at: 7595 Technology Way Ste 400 Denver, CO 80237 Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
Join us in September to hear all about What's New in Exchange and Lync 2013! Microsoft released a ton of info in late July and we're going to spend some time looking at it. We are hoping to be able to spend the next few months talking about the exciting new features that are coming in 2013! The meeting will be on September 27th. Agenda: 4:00pm - Welcome and Introductions 4:15-5:30 - What's New In Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 5:30-6pm - Open Discussion and Networking RSVP Today! The meeting will take place at Polycom's Westminster office, which is located... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
Alok - Lync always checks a SIP address to determine if the user has a Lync account prior to sending the call out the static route. Therefore you can have a static route which matches any of the SIP domains which Lync is hosting.
Join us in August to hear all about What's New in Exchange and Lync 2013! Microsoft released a ton of info in late July and we're going to spend some time looking at it. We are hoping to be able to spend the next few months talking about the exciting new features that are coming in 2013! The August meeting will be on August 30th. Agenda: 4:00pm - Welcome and Introductions 4:15-5:30 - What's New In Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 5:30-6pm - Open Discussion and Networking RSVP Today! The meeting will take place at Microsoft's office, which is located... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
Last week there was a question in the Technet forums by an admin who was writing a script to enable new or disabled users for Lync and the admin was trying to figure out how to handle the error that is returned when a Lync user doesn’t exist or is disabled (thread is here). While there are probably a number of ways to do this I was intrigued by how one might find specific errors and act upon them. As you can see in the Technet thread I gave a quick workaround by suggesting the use of -errorvariable to write... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
Join us in June for a special discussion with members of the System Center Product Team! We will be discussing System Center Operations Manager and how it applies to Exchange and Lync. This is a one time meeting so it will not be repeated up at the Polycom offices. Please mark this down on your calendar and RSVP today! This meeting is sponsered by Uncommon Solutions. They will be presenting on their VisitorLink solution based on Microsoft Lync. You can learn more at VisitorLink.net. In June we will be meeting at the Microsoft offices in the Denver Tech Center. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
Join us in May to hear about Monitoring Lync! We will discuss everything you need to watch on your Lync servers to ensure that your end users are having the best possible experience. This will include a discussion on the Lync Monitoring Server and QoE. In May we will be meeting up north at the Polycom offices in Westminster. The May meeting will be held on May 31st. Agenda: 4:00pm - Welcome and Introductions 4:15-4:45 - Monitoring Lync Server 2010 4:45-5:30pm - How to leverage the Lync Monitoring Server 5:30-6pm - Open Discussion and Networking RSVP Today! The meeting will... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
Join us in April to hear about Virtualizing UC! We will have speakers talking on best practices when running Exchange and Lync in a virtual environment. We will also have the great folks from Jabra dropping by to talk on their line up of UC Certified devices for Lync! In April we will be meeting down south at the Microsoft offices in the Denver Tech Center. The April meeting will be held on April 26th. Agenda: 4:00pm - Welcome and Introductions 4:15-4:45 - Virtualizing Lync Server 2010 4:45-5:30pm -Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 5:30-6pm - Open Discussion and Networking RSVP Today!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
Good point - I don't use that view but can confirm that it doesn't show up in the Name View.
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I noticed this little gem after upgrading my Lync client to CU5. A very brief poll seems to indicate that this is indeed a new feature. Note the small down arrow below the call button. Clicking that expands the view so that you can see the entire out of office (OOF, to current and former Microsoft employees) note, complete with a scroll bar if the message is long. This is a nice little feature that saves me from having to open the contact card to read people’s (sometimes lengthy) out of office notes. Now I just need more people to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
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About a month ago I acquired a Jabra 9470 headset to test out, and now that I’ve been using it for a while I thought I’d give a quick review for others who may be interested. Prior to receiving the 9470 I had used a 9350 for years and really liked it, so I was looking forward to some of the new features of the 9470. Configuration My configuration on the 9470 includes a USB connection to my docking station and an electronic hook switch (EHS) connection to my Polycom VVX 500 phone, which is also registered to Lync. Note... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
Join us in March or April to hear about Virtualizing UC! We will have speakers talking on best practices when running Exchange and Lync in a virtual environment. In March we will be meeting up north at the Polycom offices and in April we will give the same talks down south at the Microsoft offices in the Denver Tech Center. The March meeting will be held on March 29th. Agenda: 4:00pm - Welcome and Introductions 4:15-4:45 - Virtualizing Lync Server 2010 4:45-5:30pm -Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 5:30-6pm - Open Discussion and Networking RSVP Today! The meeting will take place at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Mike Stacy's Blog
Correct, you need to create the route only in OCS and re-run the merge topology process in Lync to get the route in both places.
No, routes can go from OCS to Lync when you merge the topology but not the other direction.