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Supported or not Supported, this is the Question

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UPDATE 19-01-2015: thanks to Lync MVP Thomas Poett, and his input, I updated the article

how many times did you stumble upon a question from a customer if a certain feature or deployment scenario is supported by Microsoft and Lync 2013 or not.

we all forget, I mean there is a new stuff happening in our world (UC) every minute and sometime we loss tracks, so I have what I call my SCS (supported Cheat sheet) where I keep all information I have through my years in Lync by something I read or researched or learned from someone else about Lync supportabilities, and I decided to share it here in a blog article about what is supported or not supported regarding Lync 2013.

feel free please to correct my information, or put a comment about something I did not mentioned and I will be add it to this article, the purpose is to use this article as a fast / complete resource for “supported or not supported” questions.

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Complete Lync/Skype4B Troubleshooting Guide

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something we have been missing in the Lync Community is a place, one place that contain the information & skills you need to know and have to troubleshoot technical problem with Lync (Skype for Business)

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Understand Lync Databases

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I had free time in the holidays that I spent playing around with databases of Lync and took notes of what I found and learned and decided to put them in an article to be used as a…let’s say Lync databases anatomy, I’ll be talking about a simple Lync pool installation and databases included with it.

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Simple Understanding of Lync/Skype For Business Windows Fabric & Failover

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I saw a scary number of Lync 2013 deployments in the last 8 months where the Lync is deployed using an Enterprise pool with only two front end servers, even I saw a couple that have an Enterprise pool with only one front end server, yes you read that right, only one front end server.

So I decided to write another post of my “Simple Understanding” article series aimed to explain the Lync 2013 server architecture, how it utilize windows fabric for high availability and why you should not deploy a 2 nodes Enterprise Edition pool, I’ll try to use small words and simple explanations as I can.

I’m planning also to use this article as a guide to share with customers which have an existing Lync deployment or considering Lync to help them in their decisions.

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Lync 2013 SQL Mirroring Troubleshooting

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after installing Lync server 2013 CU on Lync servers, time came to apply the updates to the SQL backend, checking the topology, I found that the SQL backend is mirrored.

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Lync–Skype Video call is finally here

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It is finally here, according to Microsoft Official announcement it looks like with the latest Skype for Windows computer update (download it here) it is possible to make Lync – Skype video calls.

initial testing shows that it is working only between Lync 2013 Mobile & Desktop clients & Skype windows desktop client, testing with Skype iOS and Android did not work, and I don’t use Apple Mac books so here you go Smile

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November 2014 Update for Lync 2013 Client

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Microsoft just released November 2014 update for Lync 2013 clients which can be downloaded from the following links

this update fixes the following problems

  • 3010340 Video freezes consistently for two second-intervals when you make a video call in Lync 2013
  • 3009723 Incorrect format of string in a trace statement when application sharing session viewers stop viewing in a conference
  • 3009722 Memory leak occurs when you start a peer-to-peer application sharing session in Lync 2013
  • 3009721 Lync 2013 crashes when you join a meeting that is hosted on Lync Server 2010 as an anonymous user
  • 3009719 Lync 2013 freezes when a toast notification of a call appears

details can be found in the release article here

Next Version of Lync 2013 gets a new name Skype for Business

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so as you all might know, Lync was killed by Microsoft and the next coming version in first half of 2015 will be called Skype for Business.

I’m not going to write about that as it has been already covered by others, but I’ll share with you the best article out there that summarize it and tell you what is going on

Article Lync Gets a New Name: Skype for Business – By MVP Matt Landis

Social media Hash tag #Skype4B

Learn how to troubleshoot Lync / Skype for Business

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some questions I’m getting over social networks are “what do you recommend to learn Lync troubleshooting?” or “How to troubleshoot Lync?”

well, according to my approach regarding this subject, the simple answer is “understand Lync”, or as my colleagues describe me “you talk SIP”.

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