This monster 2 hour episode is split in a Lync and an Exchange part. The episode is hosted by Pat Richard, who’s joined by Johan Veldhuis and Tom Arbuthnot for Lync and Dave Stork, Michael Van Horenbeeck, Johan Veldhuis, Serkan Varoglu, John Cook, Mahmoud Magdy and yours truly for Exchange. Special guests for Lync are Elan Shudnow and Kevin Peters.
Besides discussing top stories, this episode focuses largely on the recently released Exchange 2013 Preview and Lync 2013 Preview.
Exchange topics discussed in this episode are Licensing update for Multi-Mailbox Search, ActiveSync device issue, Outlook 2013 issue, No more MAPI/RPC, Reduction in Server Roles, Exchange Admin Center/EAC and Cmdlet Extension Agents.
Some of the Lync topics discussed are multiparty & HD video, VDI Support with Voice and Video, Less server roles, Director role, Co-location of Archiving and Monitoring, Persistent Chat, Skype Federation. Unified Contact Store, Logitech BCC950 and the Kuando BusyLight.