The UC Architects Podcast Ep36

UC2We’re glad to announce the availability of episode 36 of The UC Architects podcast, recorded live at the Microsoft Exchange Conference 2014 in Austin, Texas.

This episode is hosted by Michael Van Horenbeeck who is joined by Dave Stork, John Cook, Paul Cunningham, Serkan Varoglu and Michel de Rooij. Special guests are Greg Taylor, Brian Day and Jeff Guillet. Editing was done by Andrew Price.

Topic discussed in this episode are taken from sessions held at the Microsoft Exchange Conference as well as well as input from the audience. They are:

  • Favorite moments at MEC
  • Yammer
  • Exchange and Office social interaction features
  • OWA for Android
  • OneDrive for Business and Exchange
  • Sizing Guidance
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • On-premises vs. Hybrid vs. Cloud
  • Managed Availability
  • NFS Support
  • Questions from the audience

We are extremely proud the session made it to the Top 15 of the sessions held at MEC.

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.

The UC Architects Podcast Ep35

UC2We’re glad to announce the availability of episode 35 of The UC Architects podcast. This episode is hosted by Steve Goodman who’s joined by Michael van Hoorenbeeck, Dave Stork, Serkan Varoglum, John Cook, Ståle Hansen and yours truly. Editing was done by Andrew Price.

Topic discussed in this episode are:

  • Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1
  • Exchange 2013 SP1 Transport bug
  • Exchange 2010 SP3 UR5
  • Exchange 2007 SP3 UR13
  • Have Public Folder limits changed recently? Let us know!
  • Now Available: GetLogFileUsage.ps1 script
  • Configuring Azure Multi-factor Authentication with Exchange 2013 SP1
  • Exchange 2013 SP1 now includes native ADFS support
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Database Availability Groups
  • Certificate Inspector™ by DigiCert
  • Office Web Apps Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) also available
  • Static IP Addresses for VMs in Windows Azure
  • HA EOP/Office 365 to On-Premises routing
  • SAML 2.0 federation with Office 365
  • Demo Scripts for Remotely managing Office 365 using PowerShell
  • Lync Conference 2014 – Some sessions released
  • Lync Room Systems (LRS) PSA – Update to 15.08
  • Minor update 1.01 to Lync2013 Call Pickup Group Manager Tool.
  • Lync call accounting for user or departmental billing – beta v0.2
  • Office 2013 SP1 fixes annoying UISuppressionMode bug for Lync
  • Using CsClientPolicyEntry for Inband Snom Provisioning
  • Lync 2013 – Masking Information from Monitoring Reports
  • Lync / Powerpoint certificate issue

More information on the podcast including references and a link to download the podcast here or you can subscribe to the podcasts using iTunes, Zune or use the RSS feed.

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.

The UC Architects Podcast Ep34

UC2A quick post to announce the availability of episode 34 of The UC Architects podcast. This episode was recorded at the Lync Conference 2014 in Las Vegas in front of a live audience and features Jamie Stark (@nomorephones), Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Microsoft Skype division, and Lauren Husum (@lhorgan88), Product Marketing Manager in the Lync Marketing group.

This episode is hosted by Pat RIchard who’s also joined by Ståle Hansen, John Cook, Justin Morris, Tim Harrington and Tom Arbuthnot. Editing was done by Andrew Price.

Topics featured in this episode are:

  • Lync Conference 2014 Impressions
  • Lync Conference 2014 Keynote topics
  • Lync Conference 2014 Expo floor
  • Microsoft picks new CEO
  • Planning a Lync Server 2013 Deployment on Virtual Servers
  • Lync Server 2013 Stress Testing Guide
  • Lync Conference 2014 Keynote: Building Toward Universal Communications

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.

The UC Architects Podcast Ep33

UC2A quick post to announce the availability of episode 33 of The UC Architects podcast.

This episode is hosted by Steve Goodman who’s joined by Michael Van Hoorenbeeck, Dave Stork, Johan Veldhuis and John Cook. Editing was done by Andrew Price.

Some of the topic in this episode are:

  • Lync Conference Sessions from The UC Architects
  • Lync Conference Parties EventZero, LyncdUp, eNow
  • Lync Conference Giveaway – 35 items so far!
  • Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) Sessions from The UC Architects
  • The UC Architects Live From MEC
  • So long RPC/HTTP, Hello MAPI/HTTP
  • Exchange 2010 mailflow troubleshooting guide
  • Exchange 2010 TIFF iFilters (OCR Tiff -> Exchange Search)
  • Slow Response To Exchange Virtual Directory Cmdlets
  • Cmdlet Extension Agents & XML Case Sensitivity
  • Steve Goodman’s MSExchange.org Guide for migrating from Exchange 2007 to 2013
  • Use these ideas from Steve Goodman to troubleshoot slow mailbox moves to Office365
  • Dave’s Stork’s From open source groupware solution Zarafa to Exchange Part 1
  • Common mailbox / folder sharing scenarios Guided Walkthroughs now available
  • Exchange 2010 and 2013 Database Growth Reporting Script
  • Stale’s Exchange Integrations and Lync session visions from NIC
  • Get-umAutoAttendantDiagram: Auto Diagram Your Exchange Auto Attendants
  • Lync Meeting Update Tool
  • New blog LyncServer Design/Planning and Policies
  • Worlds first Twitter to Lync IM Bridge
  • Managing Office 365 e-mail addresses easy with PowerShell when using DirSync

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.

The UC Architects Podcast Ep32

UC2We’re glad to announce the availability of episode 32 of The UC Architects podcast.

This episode is hosted by Pat Richard who’s joined byJohn Cook, Michael van Hoorenbeeck, Serkan Varoglu, Tom Arbuthnot, Justin Morris, Tim Harrington and Ståle Hansen.Special guest is Jamie Stark who’s Product Manager on Lync at Microsoft. Editing was done by Andrew Price.

Some of the topic in this episode are:

  • SharePoint teams POV on use of SharePoint branding by evangelists
  • Important Changes to the Forefront Product Line
  • Lync Conference
  • TechEd being discontinued?
  • Limit access to Office Web Apps Server (OWAS)
  • Searching for that LineURI – again
  • Conferencing MCU issues with Lync 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Telefonica Shuts Down Jajah
  • L+ Extending Lync for large meetings Lync
  • Polycom VVX Manager Tool
  • Improving Quality of Meeting Recordings
  • Lync and Software-Defined Networking
  • Stale’s LyncConf session
  • Can you use ActiveSync to estimate market shares?
  • Estimating the size of an Exchange Online Archive
  • Office 365 token disclosure
  • Exchange security updates and more
  • Publishing multiple services using only a single IP w/ Kemp
  • Exchange 2013 to 2007 Outlook Anywhere Proxy Issue

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.

The UC Architects Podcast Ep31

UC2We’re glad to announce the availability of episode 31 of The UC Architects podcast.

This episode is hosted by Steve Goodman, Michel de Rooij, Johan Veldhuis, John Cook, and Ståle Hansen. Editing was done by Andrew Price.

Some of the topic in this episode are:

  • Exchange cumulative and update rollups
  • The future of Exchange
  • Profiles for Lync
  • Snom webinar
  • Network planning with Lync Server
  • E911 and Lync Windows Store App
  • OWAS fix for Win 8.1
  • Using Lync SDK and PowerShell to control Lync presence
  • Android Kitkat EAS issues
  • Mailbox Moves report script
  • Office 365 URLs and IP ranges
  • (Updated) Directory Sync tool
  • Message encryption and Office 365
  • and more ..

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.

The UC Architects Podcast Ep30

iTunes-Podcast-logo[1]We’re glad to announce the availability of episode 30 of The UC Architects podcast.

This episode is hosted by Pat Richard, who’s joined by John Cook, Dave Stork, Michael Van Horenbeeck, Justin Morris and yours truly. Editing was done by Andrew Price.

Topic of this episode are:

  • Microsoft narrows CEO shortlist: Mulally, Elop make the cut
  • Registration for Lync Conference Canada 2014 is now open
  • Lync Server 2013 Multi-tenant Hosting Pack Deployment Guide
  • Script to Backup AudioCodes Gateways
  • Kemp close to releasing a PowerShell module for their products
  • Lync 2013 Centralized Logging Tool
  • Madcap.ps1 (Common Area Phone GUI util)
  • How to Publish Lync Server 2013 Web Services with Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy
  • Lync ICE Warning Flag Decoder
  • Lync 2013 Ignite videos on Channel 9 (plus Tom’s script to download)
  • November 2013 Lync client updates
  • Server Component States in Exchange 2013
  • Exchange 2013 CU3
  • Office 365 now collecting data to improve Outlook 2013 performance
  • Tool to manage Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync | EASAdmin 1.0 (Beta)
  • Office 365: Configuring DirSync filtering the supported way
  • Comparing Office 365 numbers to the total Exchange installed base
  • Windows Azure Active Directory Sync tool
  • Calculating CAL requirements for Exchange Server 2013
  • Test-ExchangeServerHealth v1.06
  • UC User Group Norway

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.

The UC Architects Podcast Ep29

iTunes-Podcast-logo[1]We’re glad to announce the availability of episode 29 of The UC Architects podcast.

This episode is hosted by Pat Richard, who’s joined by John Cook, Serkan Varoglu, Dave Stork and Tom Arbuthnot. Special guest is Iain Smith.

Topic of this episode are:

  • Microsoft buys Nokia
  • New MVPs / MCSMs
  • Lync 2013 Call Pickup Group Manager
  • Lync Server 2013 Certificate Authentication and Passive Authentication Support for Lync 2013 Mobile Applications
  • Update that enables the “operator assistance” feature during a PSTN dial-in conference in a Lync Server 2013 environment
  • Microsoft Lync Deployment Checklist
  • Lync 2013 Support Added to System Center Advisor
  • Visualize Lync usage for your business with new reports
  • AOL Announces Direct Federation With Microsoft Lync and UC Federation Plans for AIM
  • Microsoft Lync Room System Administrative Web Portal
  • Department of Defense employees now able to use Microsoft Lync 2013 to connect to information network
  • Lync 2013 Client September 2013 CU Released: New Spell Check, Tray Icon Back
  • Lync 2013 CU October 2013 (support for Windows Server 2012 R2; breaks font in LSCP)
  • October 2013 CU for LPE devices (transfer to voicemail option)
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Protocol Workloads Poster
  • Review of headsets
  • Announcing the Release of the Lync Server Networking Guide v2
  • Office 365 Mail Flow Troubleshooter
  • How to Block OWA 2010 and 2013 for External Users
  • Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.

The UC Architects Podcast Ep28

iTunes-Podcast-logo[1]We’re glad to announce the availability of episode 28 of The UC Architects podcast. This is a special episode recorded with a live audience during DevConnections 2013 in Las Vegas.

This episode is hosted by Steve Goodman, Johan Veldhuis, and Michael van Horenbeeck. Special guests are Tony Redmond, Greg Taylor (Microsoft), Jeff Mealiffe (Microsoft) and John Rodriguez (Microsoft).

Topics discussed in this special episode are:

  • MEC is back  – registration is now open, so get signing up! What might await those thinking of going? And with MEC, is there still a gap in the market for conferences like Exchange Connections?
  • Where is the place for on-premises Exchange long-term and how does this affect the Exchange-centric IT pro? What kind of skills will they need in 2-5 years time?
  • Is there a need for top level training and certification for Exchange?
  • Product quality – Is is Exchange a victim of it’s own success?
  • Exchange in the public cloud. Amazon Web Services have released a guide on deploying Exchange on AWS. Does this give more choice to organizations?
  • Questions from the audience

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.

The UC Architects Podcast Ep27

iTunes-Podcast-logo[1]We’re glad to announce the availability of episode 27 of The UC Architects podcast.

This episode is hosted by Steve Goodman, Pat Richard, Michael van Hoorenbeeck, John Cook, Serkan Varoglu, Tim Harrington, Johan Veldhuis and yours truly. Special guests are Andrew Higginbotham (Exchange MCM), Brian Reid (Exchange MCM, Instructor), and Jeff Guillet (Exchange MCM, MVP).

This is a special episode on the cancellation of the MCM/MCSM and MCA certifications by Microsoft, the impact on the certification market, MCM/MCSMs and those aspiring the certification and to the IT Professional community in general.

Special thanks to Andrew J. Price for some blitz editing.

More information on the podcast including references and a link to download the podcast directly here or you can subscribe to the podcasts using iTunes, Zune or use the RSS feed.

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The UC Architects is a bi-weekly community podcast by people with a passion for Unified Communications; our main focus is on Exchange, Lync or related subjects.