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Syntax Highlighting File for UltraEdit Includes Exchange 2010/2013, Lync 2010/2013, and ActiveDirectory cmdlets

May 8, 2013 3 comments

In a previous post, Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010 PowerShell syntax highlighting file for UltraEdit, I included the cmdlets for both Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010. In this new file, I’ve included Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, and Active Directory cmdlets for highlighting. If you use UltraEdit, this wordfile may make life a little easier.

Download the file here: UltraEditPowerShellLyncExchangeAD.zip

ASP.NET Errors After Installing Lync Cumulative Update

October 24, 2012 2 comments

Here’s a little bit of fun I had while trying to find out who would be playing my beloved Detroit Tigers in the World Series. I needed to update our Lync servers, so installation of the October 2012 Cumulative Update was in order.

As soon as the Cumulative Update was done installing on one of our front end servers, SCOM started throwing alerts every 30 seconds. Essentially, they looked like this:

Oct 20 13:13:56 cltlb01 l4d: VS 47.231.153.66:443(TMG Lync External HTTPS meetContosoCom) Taken out of service due to failed Real Servers

Looking at the servers, the first front end server wasn’t reporting any issues. But the second was flooded with these in the application log:

Event log entry

Event log entry

Every time the HLB tried to do the health check, another ASP.NET exception would show up in the event log. We checked the HLB config, and it was properly set to connect to https://*/meet/blank.html for its deep health check. This is important because if you have it set to just check /meet or https://*meet/, I’ve seen this identical problem pop up. I verified that the file was at the correct location (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\Web Components\Join Launcher\Int), and that I could open it in IE. The file didn’t have a recent modified date. So, we changed the health check just to do a TCP bind to the server, and the problem went away. HLB was happy, and ASP.NET alerts stopped in the event log. Synthetic tests came back fine. Back to the baseball game, I figured.

Fast forward to Monday morning, when two users simultaneously contacted me to say that they were attempting to join a scheduled Lync meeting and getting the below error. Not the same meeting – two separate meetings.

Meeting join error

Meeting join error

They sent me the links, and I was able to successfully join both meetings, but I’m homed on a different server than those two users. The plot thickens.

I looked at the front end servers again, and sure enough, whenever someone would try to join either of those meetings, that trouble server would throw an ASP.NET error again. It wasn’t as fixed as I hoped.

I drained the server using Stop-CsWindowsService -Graceful, then stopped IIS using net stop w3svc. I navigated to C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727 and ran aspnet_regiis.exe -i. I restarted the server, and suddenly the problem was gone. Everyone was able to join their meetings, and the server no longer was throwing ASP.NET errors. We changed the health check back to looking at /meet/blank.html, and all was good.

October 2012 Updates Released for Lync Server 2010

October 11, 2012 1 comment

The Lync team has released the October 2012 updates for Lync Server 2010 and related products. Here are some of the details:

2493736 Updates for Lync Server 2010

Highlights

  1. 2735313 No notification of an incoming file transfer when you minimize a Lync 2010 conversation window
  2. 2735319 A user name that is included in a Lync Online meeting URL is incorrect when delegate is configured
  3. 2735321 “Block all” setting of the global file transfer filter does not work in Lync Server 2010
  4. 2735323 A call to an UCMA 3.0 endpoint is disconnected after 30 minutes

KBs

Lync Server 2010

  1. 2670358 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Administrative Tools: February 2012
  2. 2740403 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Core Components: October 2012
  3. 2701659 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Conferencing Attendant: June 2012
  4. 2514978 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Conferencing Server: November 2011
  5. 2737902 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Web Components Server: October 2012
  6. 2737915 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: October 2012
  7. 2708616 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Web Conferencing Server: June 2012
  8. 2640253 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Mediation Server: November 2011
  9. 2740406 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Unified Communications Managed API 3.0 Runtime: October 2012
  10. 2650037 Description of the update for Lync Server 2010 Bandwidth Policy Service: December 2011
  11. 2743736 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Mobility Service: October 2012

Use the cumulative update installer, called LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe to view and install the needed updates. That update can be downloaded here.

Clients

  1. 2737155 Cumulative Updates for Lync 2010
  2. 2752160 Cumulative Updates for Lync 2010 Attendee – Administrator level installation
  3. 2752157 Cumulative Updates for Lync 2010 Attendee – User level installation

Phone Edition

No updates listed

For information on updating Lync Phone Edition devices, see Jeff Schertz’s article Updating Lync Phone Edition Devices, as well as my script New-CsFirmware.ps1

Group Chat

No updates listed

Installation

Note: Pay close attention to the installation notes listed on the summary page. They include manual tasks that must be followed after installing the updates on Lync servers.

Review: Lync BusyLight by Kuando

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

I’m sure you’ve had this happen. You’re sitting at your desk, deep in thought on a serious issue, and someone walks into your area and just starts talking. You don’t want to be rude and ignore them, and you really need to restrain from your desire to strangle them for causing that great troubleshooting thought to leave you head. If only they could see your Lync presence and know that you’re in Do Not Disturb. Well, now they can!

Lync BusyLight Introducing the BusyLight for Microsoft Lync from Kuando. This slick little device has a multicolored light on the top, and indicates your Lync presence using one of four colors. It does this via a USB connection and a simple little application that runs in the system tray. Available? The unit glows green. Do Not Disturb? Deep red should keep people away. And, of course, the normal green for available and yellow for away.

Also built into the unit is a call alert feature that blinks blue to indicate an incoming Lync call, and a small speaker with customizable ring tones.

The unit is adjustable for angle and can be attached to a wall or cabinet with the included velcro fastener.

I’ve had mine for several months now, and everyone in my house knows that while my home office door may be open, all hail the BusyLight before interrupting. I’ve taken it to client sites, too. In my current cube farm, my cube is a considerable distance from my team mates. So I placed it on top of my cube partition, and they can see it before making their way towards my cube.

The unit works great, but there is a little issue that it causes. The “what’s that?” issue. People who come up to my cube, point at it, and wonder what it does. So I take my time to explain what it is and what’s it purpose is. I even made a little sign with a little blurb about the device, complete with color coded indicators.

BusyLight

BusyLight

This is a neat little unit that has really helped me stay focused and uninterrupted. The only problem I’ve had with the unit is that over distance, the colors can be a bit washed out. The red for busy and the deep red for Do Not Disturb are a little too close together. And the “available” green fades a little towards the yellow of “away”. The only other suggestion I’d make is that the USB cord be a little longer. But that’s just my personal preference.

The BusyLight works with Windows XP SP3, Vista, and 7. A Windows 8 driver will be available soon. It is available from many resellers for about $49.00 USD.

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Review: Jabra UC 250 MS Headset – Great Lync Travelling Headset

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Do you do a lot of travel and need to stay connected via Lync or Skype? The Jabra UC 250 MS headset is a nice addition to the travelling arsenal. The “MS” designation is for Microsoft Lync. It’s a simple mono over-the-ear design with an unobtrusive microphone and USB cable. The cable includes one of the better control units I’ve seen. Many control units have a basic mute switch that just cuts the audio to the computer. The UC 250 MS control unit has a button that mutes the Lync client. So, not only can you unmute from the control unit, but you can unmute from the client as well. Very nice, as I’m sure most people who use the typical mute option on a headset find themselves scrambling to unmute in a hurry. The mute button has a nice bright red LED to indicate the headset is muted. It also has your typical volume controls, and  a handy on/off hook button. The device is supported by the Jabra  PC Suite software. The UC 250 MS comes with a taco shaped zippered case for storage. It’s available online in the $40 range.

Jabra UC Voice 250 headset

Jabra UC Voice 250 headset

DSP Digital Signal Processing yields great sound in applications such as Lync or Skype. Recipients have reported that my voice was clear and accurate, and didn’t have that typical cheap headset sound. The cord is long enough for my use, but was a bit stiff for me. I didn’t need to use the PC Suite software, so I can’t comment on it here. One thing I did notice is it was a tad cumbersome to get it on my ear. But once it was on, it stayed in place, and the gel style insert was comfortable even for longer calls. My laptop quickly found the headset and had the drivers installed without issue. A simple selection change in Lync and I was off and running.

I’ve used the headset for many calls and can say it’s a great headset for its price point. Simple, inexpensive, and it works. It doesn’t hurt that it takes up hardly any room for storage. If you’re looking for something to toss in your backpack or use at your desk, check out the Jabra UC 250 Voice MS.

Categories: Lync Server Tags: ,

Script: Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.ps1 – Assign Lync Policies to Users According to AD Group

September 10, 2012 7 comments

Lync 2013 logo 128x128This idea is from a LinkedIn post that I responded to. The original poster wanted to know if there was a way to manage Lync external access policies based on AD group membership. Absolutely!

This is a fairly simple script that uses a scheduled task that runs every 4 hours, looks at the members of a given AD security group, including nested groups, and applies a Lync policy to each member. The name of the AD security group and the type and name of the policy are all configurable. The ActiveDirectory and Lync PowerShell modules are used to complete this. The actual moving parts are pretty simple – really just two lines of code. But some extra error catching, installation code, and safeguards make it a tad bigger.

Caveat – users get policies when they launch the Lync client. So even though a policy might be assigned to a user, they won’t see any change until the client is restarted.

Caveat #2 – if you configure this script with several scheduled tasks to handle different policies and different AD groups, make sure users don’t end up in multiple groups, or you could have unintended results. Also removing a user from a group does NOT revert their policy back. The reason I didn’t add that is because moving a user from one group to another could cause problems if the script set them back to a default policy, yet another group needed to change it to a different policy.

Installation

Execution Policy: Third-party PowerShell scripts may require that the PowerShell Execution Policy be set to either AllSigned, RemoteSigned, or Unrestricted. The default is Restricted, which prevents scripts – even code signed scripts – from running. For more information about setting your Execution Policy, see Using the Set-ExecutionPolicy Cmdlet.

Download the script from the DOWNLOAD section below. Open it in your favorite text editor.

Find the line that reads

[string]$GroupDN = "",

and put the Distinguished Name of the group in between the quotes. For example

[string]$GroupDN = "CN=Lync Policy Group,DC=contoso,DC=com",

Next, define the policy that will be granted to members of the group. Find the line that reads

[string]$PolicyName = "",

and put the name of the Lync policy in between those quotes, such as

[string]$PolicyName = "Executives External Access Policy",

The last thing we need to do in the script file is define what KIND of policy we’re going to grant.

Find the line that reads

[string]$PolicyType = "ExternalAccess",

And adjust accordingly. The allowed values are Archiving,Client,ClientVersion,Conferencing,ExternalAccess,HostedVoicemail,Location,Mobility,Pin,Presence,Voice to represent the various types of policies you can apply to a user. The default is ExtnerAccess.

Next, ensure that the server where the script will run has both the ActiveDirectory and Lync PowerShell modules installed. Domain controllers typically have the ActiveDirectory module, and Lync servers have the Lync module. Install the appropriate ones using these steps.

To install the ActiveDirectory module, open PowerShell and type the following:

Import-Module ServerManager
Add-WindowsFeature -name AD-Domain-Services –IncludeManagementTools

To install the Lync Server Management Tools, which includes the PowerShell module, install the core components. See Install Lync Server Administrative Tools for details.

This will ensure that both modules are available. The ActiveDirectory module is used to get the members of the AD security group, and the Lync module is used to actually grant the policy.

The script must run as a member of the CsUserAdministrator or CsAdministrator groups, as those have the rights to assign policies.

Next, open PowerShell and run the script with the -install switch. The script will prompt for the password of the currently logged on user, and then create the scheduled task to run the script every 4 hours.

Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.ps1 -install

The scheduled task will run every 4 hours, with a start time of when you ran the -install option. You can open the scheduled task in Task Manager and adjust as needed.

You can run the script manually as well. Just run

Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.ps1

Note that it may take a while before the policy is visible on the user account due to AD replication.

Download

v1.5 – 02-08-2014 – Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.5.zip

v1.4 – 01-27-2014 – Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.4.zip

v1.2 – 10-16-2012 - Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.2.zip

v1.1 – 09-19-2012 – Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.1.zip

v1.0 – 09-10-2012 - Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.0.zip

Changelog

See the changelog for this script for a description of changes with each release.

 

September 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

September 5, 2012 1 comment

News

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Antigen & Forefront

ForeFront Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

ForeFront Server Security Support Blog http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

MCS UK Unified Communications Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc

Microsoft Online Services Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msonline/

  1. The New OWA Rocks Tablets and Phones! http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/02/the-new-owa-rocks-tablets-and-phones.aspx
  2. We’ve updated the MEC website with a whole lot of awesome! http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/08/we-ve-updated-the-mec-website-with-a-whole-lot-of-awesome.aspx
  3. Managing The New Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/09/managing-the-new-exchange.aspx
  4. Released: Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/14/released-update-rollup-4-for-exchange-2010-service-pack-2.aspx
  5. Released: Update Rollup 8 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/14/released-update-rollup-8-for-exchange-2007-service-pack-3.aspx
  6. Calendar and Tasks Retention Tag Support in Exchange 2010 SP2 RU4 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/14/calendar-and-tasks-retention-tag-support-in-exchange-2010-sp2-ru4.aspx
  7. Moving from EHA to Office 365 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/20/moving-from-eha-to-office-365.aspx
  8. Site Mailboxes in the new Office http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/22/site-mailboxes-in-the-new-office.aspx
  9. Exchange, Stubbing, and Database Space Reclamation http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/27/exchange-stubbing-and-database-space-reclamation.aspx
  10. Using EAC to manage multi-forest Exchange deployments http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/30/using-eac-to-manage-multi-forest-exchange-deployments.aspx

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

None

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

Outlook Outlook Blog http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-outlook/

Other The Master Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/themasterblog/

  1. Lync Online: Lync 2010 Conversation Translator http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/30/lync-2010-conversation-translator.aspx
  2. Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/31/microsoft-lync-2013-preview-in-a-virtual-desktop-infrastructure.aspx
  3. Lync Federation with Public Instant Messaging Connectivity on Outlook.com http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/08/lync-public-instant-messaging-connectivity-federation-with-outlook-com.aspx
  4. Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Overview http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/08/lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting-overview.aspx
  5. Five Frequently Asked Questions about Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/14/five-frequently-asked-questions-about-lync-server-2010-mobility-service.aspx
  6. Lync Online: Quick Contacts – Display Lync Online Contact Information in Your Outlook To-Do Bar http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/14/lync-online-quick-contacts-display-lync-online-contact-information-in-your-outlook-to-do-bar-grid-user-post.aspx
  7. Interview with a Lync Pro: Dustin Hannifin http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/16/interview-with-a-lync-pro-dustin-hannifin-2.aspx
  8. Certificate Authentication in Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise PKI http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/20/certificate-authentication-in-lync-server-2010-and-enterprise-pki.aspx
  9. LyncMD: Troubleshooting Delegate Permissions Issues in Lync 2010 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/21/lyncmd-troubleshooting-delegate-permissions-issues-in-lync-2010.aspx
  10. Lync Online: Configuring Lync-to-Phone for Office 365 Videos http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/23/lync-online-configuring-lync-to-phone-for-office-365-videos.aspx
  11. Lync Online: How to Troubleshoot Sign-In Issues http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/24/lync-online-how-to-troubleshoot-sign-in-issues.aspx
  12. Practice Accelerator Sessions for Lync Server 2010: September 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/24/practice-accelerator-sessions-for-lync-server-2010-july-2012.aspx
  13. Lync Server 2013 Preview: Introducing Documentation and the Documentation Team http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/27/introducing-lync-server-2013-preview-documentation-and-the-documentation-team.aspx
  14. Lync Server 2013 Preview: What’s New in Persistent Chat Server http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/28/lync-server-13-preview-what-s-new-in-persistent-chat-server.aspx
  15. Lync Server 2013 Preview: New High Availability and Disaster Recovery Features http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/29/new-high-availability-and-disaster-recovery-features-in-lync-server-2013-preview.aspx

Documents

Antigen & Forefront

None

Exchange

  1. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging (UM) Specialists
    The companies listed in this document are Systems Integrators who have attended technical training on Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging conducted by Microsoft Exchange Engineering Team. Non-Microsoft providers are listed here for your convenience only. Microsoft makes no warranties or representations with regard to their products or services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30729
  2. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM) Specialists
    The companies listed in this document are Systems Integrators who have attended technical training on Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging conducted by Microsoft Exchange Engineering Team. Non-Microsoft providers are listed here for your convenience only. Microsoft makes no warranties or representations with regard to their products or services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15470

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

None

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets
    These datasheets list the phones and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the “Optimized for Microsoft Lync” logo. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16857

Outlook

None

Other

None

Downloads

Exchange

  1. Exchange Web Services Managed API Version 2.0 – Technical Preview
    The Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 2.0 Technical Preview provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30391

Events/Webcasts

Lync Server

  1. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. This 60 minute virtual, instructor-led session introduces the new and enhanced collaboration and online meeting features available with Microsoft Lync. Starts: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9:00 AM  Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523849&culture=en-US
  2. Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing
    Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully! Starts: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523647&culture=en-US
  3. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523653&culture=en-US
  4. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523654&culture=en-US
  5. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. This 60 minute virtual, instructor-led session introduces the new and enhanced collaboration and online meeting features available with Microsoft Lync. Starts: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523850&culture=en-US
  6. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523655&culture=en-US
  7. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523656&culture=en-US
  8. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. This 60 minute virtual, instructor-led session introduces the new and enhanced collaboration and online meeting features available with Microsoft Lync. Starts: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523851&culture=en-US
  9. Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing
    Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully! Starts: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523649&culture=en-US
  10. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523657&culture=en-US
  11. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523658&culture=en-US
  12. Office 365 Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032524448 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032524448&culture=en-US
  13. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032524444 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032524444&culture=en-US
  14. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527293 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Thursday, September 06, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527293&culture=en-US
  15.  Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527294 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Friday, September 07, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527294&culture=en-US
  16. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527295 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Monday, September 10, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527295&culture=en-US
  17. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527296 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527296&culture=en-US
  18. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527297 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527297&culture=en-US
  19. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527298 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527298&culture=en-US
  20. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527299 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Friday, September 14, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527299&culture=en-US
  21. The Business Value of Cloud and Microsoft Office 365
    Event ID: 1032527500 By now, you’ve probably heard the term “Cloud Computing” but what is this Cloud everyone is talking about?  Companies like Lowe’s, Hyatt Hotels, Burger King, Hallmark Cards, JetBlue and numerous other enterprises, big & small, are leveraging the Microsoft Cloud.  Is it time for your company to do so as well?  Starts: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 2:00 PM Time zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527500&culture=en-US

New KB’s

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

  1. An event ID 9646 occurs when a service account opens many MAPI sessions on an Exchange Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2742012
  2. You receive a “server unavailable” error message when you try to connect to Exchange Server 2003 by using remote procedure call over HTTP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822595
  3. Known issues that cause the “HTTP 500 internal server error” error message in Exchange Server 2003 Outlook Web Access http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894965

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition

  1. Items in the Sync Issues folder are not processed or deleted by a Messaging Records Management (MRM) policy in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686541
  2. Inconsistent search results after a content index is rebuilt in Exchange Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2704862

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

  1. Events 4999 and 7034 are logged and the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701037
  2. A text or HTML email attachment is displayed in the message body instead of in the attachment line in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2730089
  3. Outlook keeps prompting you for credentials and incorrectly connects to an out-of-site global catalog after you install Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732525
  4. Description of Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734323

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

  1. “Index and length must refer to a location within the string” exception when you try to create a new meeting request or appointment in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719541
  2. Event ID 2160 is logged in the Application log after you map a user to a certificate in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2737853
  3. MS12-058: Vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server WebReady document viewing could allow remote code execution: August 14, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2740358
  4. Outlook 2003 does not open a .pst file that is created by using the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2742408

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

  1. Throttling policy throttles all EWS applications in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2713371
  2. “Error 0xe0434f4d” message when you try to update Offline Address Book in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721431

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 Enterprise Edition: You may receive an “[0xC3EC783C]” error message when you run the Create/Upgrade Enterprise Edition Pool Setup program in Live Communications Server 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906597

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: August 14, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687403
  2. Top client/server support issues in Microsoft Exchange http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887271

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: August 14, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687400
  2. How use the in the Custom Installation Wizard to add and to customize Outlook user profile account information http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307755
  3. Description of common scenarios in which Calendar information may be removed from the Calendar or may be inaccurate http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899704

Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

  1. OL2000: Two Settings for Messaging Mode in Terminal Server Transform http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217665
  2. OL2000: Error Message “Error obtaining print settings. Your print settings have been reset to default.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223410
  3. Error Message: There Are No Printers Set Up for Your Computer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223412
  4. Error Message: There Was an Error When Printing Started http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223414
  5. Error Message “A required function is missing…” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223453
  6. Error Message: The Server Could Not Be Found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223455
  7. OL2000: Error Message “A program error occurred. Quit Outlook and Microsoft Windows and then start again.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223456
  8. OL2000: ErrMsg “Unable to load <filename>.dll …out of memory..” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223457
  9. OL2000: Error Message “Can’t open this item. Out of memory or system resources. Close some windows or programs and try again.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223458
  10. OL2000: Error Message “Could not open one or more attachments.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223460
  11. OL2000: Error Message “Could not open the item. Try again.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223461
  12. OL2000: Error Message “Could not send the message.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223462
  13. OL2000: Error Message “The action could not be completed.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223463
  14. OL2000: Error Message “Unable to send this item.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223465
  15. OL2000: (CW) Error Message “Outlook could not start because a location to send and receive mail could not be found. To add a location, such as a personal folder file, double-click the Mail icon in Windows Control Panel.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223466
  16. OL2000: Error Message “Can’t open the object.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223467
  17. OL2000: Error Message “Operation failed.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223468
  18. OL2000: Error Message “Corrupted certificate files; certificate importing failed.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223470
  19. OL2000: Error Message “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223472
  20. OL2000: Error Message “Out of memory. Close some windows or programs and try again.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223473
  21. OL2000: Error Message “The account is not properly configured.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223474
  22. OL2000: Error Message “An unknown error was returned from the SMTP server.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223477
  23. OL2000: Error Message “An error occurred publishing your Internet Free/Busy data. Could not connect to FTP site.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223479
  24. OL2000: Error Message “The custom form could not be opened. Outlook will use an Outlook form instead.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223481
  25. OL2000: Error Message “Can’t create the item.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223483
  26. OL2000: Error Message “Can’t open the items.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223484
  27. OL2000: (CW) Error Message “Could not save item.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223485
  28. OL2000: Error Message “The form you selected could not be displayed.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223488
  29. OL2000: (IMO) Error Message: WinFax Installation Failed. The Fax Feature Is Not Available. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223491
  30. How to restore the Outlook icon to the desktop http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238567
  31. “Outlook.pst can not be accessed – 0×80040116″ error message when you start Outlook 2000 or open a personal folder file http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329910

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

  1. Description of the Outlook 2002 update: October 4, 2001 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300551

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. Why does Outlook not appear on the desktop while its process is running in the Task Manager?- EeeKB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2591170

Review: Jabra Speak 410 – a Great Lync Companion!

August 17, 2012 4 comments

I’m always looking for gadgets. Especially UC related gadgets. Enter the Jabra Speak 410. This little gem is a great speakerphone for VoIP solutions like Lync and Skype. It has phenomenal clarity, is simple to use, and won’t break the bank. This small round unit uses USB, and installs automatically. LED indicators circle the unit, and show volume level and mute. Up/Down volume control, Mute, and On/Off hook buttons are all that are needed. Plus, it has a standard 1/8″ headphone jack so you can listen to calls in privacy. The attached USB cord wraps around the base, and the unit fits into a supplied zippered pouch and into your laptop bag. It’s relative small size and lightweight make it a perfect travelling unit.

Jabra 410 Speak - top

Jabra 410 Speak – top

I can say, you’d be hard pressed to find fault with this unit. Its omni-directional microphone easily picks up clear audio from those in a room, whether one person or 5, and delivers great clear sound when listening to people on the other end. The built-in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) gets rid of the hiss, echoes, and other garbage that lesser units don’t. If you need a speakerphone for a small room, the Jabra 410 Speak is for you.

And it works for other things, too.

I rely on Microsoft OneNote a lot for note taking. But one problem when attending conferences and training is too much time taking notes of what people are saying, and not enough time to actually enjoy things. So I started using a small microphone plugged into my laptop to record audio as well. OneNote does great audio recording and can synchronize the audio with what you’re typing at the time. The problem is that you’re locked to whatever quality microphone you have. While reading about Jonathan McKinney’s journey through the Lync MCM rotation, I noticed he used a 410 Speak to record audio into OneNote. Sure enough, after trying it during some recent sessions, I can say, this little unit is perfect for this purpose. You get clear audio from your session speaker, and it picks up those in the room who are asking questions.

The unit also has pretty darn good audio for listening to music. While not stereo, it does a good job of playing your beats and the simple touch sensitive volume and mute buttons come in handy when the boss shows up at your cube.

The unit is available from your favorite dealers for just under $100.

Retrieving “Missing” Start Menu Items for Lync Server 2010

August 11, 2012 Leave a comment

When you install your first Lync Server in a 2010 environment, you see many options in the Start Menu such as the Lync Server Control Panel, Lync Server Management Shell, Topology Builder, etc.

Start Menu shortcuts on first server installed

Start Menu shortcuts on first server installed

However, when you install subsequent servers in the same environment, some of those options, like the Control Panel and the Topology Builder, are not listed.

Start Menu shortcuts on subsequent servers

Start Menu shortcuts on subsequent servers

That’s all fine and dandy if you’re always going to use the first server to perform those tasks. But what if that server is not available?

I’m completely OCD, and I like to have everything match perfectly. So – here’s how to get all of the options on each server. Open up Windows Explorer and go to the installation files for Lync. Browse to \Setup\amd64\Setup and run admintools.msi. Click ‘Yes’ on the UAC prompt.

Administrative Setup Tools UAC screen

Administrative Setup Tools UAC screen

At the Welcome screen, as shown below, click Next.

Admininstrative Tools Setup welcome screen

Administrative Tools Setup welcome screen

Carefully read the End-User License Agreement. If you agree, click the check box, then click Next.

Administrative Tools Setup license screen

Administrative Tools Setup license screen

At the destination folder screen, it should default to your Lync installation folder, which, by default, is c:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\. Click Next.

Administrative Tools Setup destination folder

Administrative Tools Setup destination folder

At the ready screen, click Install.

Administrative Tools Setup ready screen

Administrative Tools Setup ready screen

At the Completed screen, click Finish.

Administrative Tools Setup completed screen

Administrative Tools Setup completed screen

And now we have the shortcut items. Our OCD now settles down, and we can use these tools on each server.

August 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

August 7, 2012 1 comment

News

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Antigen & Forefront

ForeFront Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

ForeFront Server Security Support Blog http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

MCS UK Unified Communications Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc

Microsoft Online Services Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msonline/

  1. Establishing Exchange Content Index Rebuild Baselines – Part 3 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/02/establishing-exchange-content-index-rebuild-baselines-part-3.aspx
  2. Remote Connectivity Analyzer gets an updated CAPTCHA experience http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/03/remote-connectivity-analyzer-gets-an-updated-captcha-experience.aspx
  3. Crazy About Dogfood and Dogfooding Hybrid http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/06/crazy-about-dogfood-and-dogfooding-hybrid.aspx
  4. Everything You Need to Know About Exchange Backups* – Part 3 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-exchange-backups-part-3.aspx
  5. Announcing a licensing change for Multi-Mailbox Search http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/13/announcing-a-licensing-change-for-multi-mailbox-search.aspx
  6. The New Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/23/the-new-exchange.aspx
  7. Microsoft Security Advisory 2737111 and Microsoft Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/25/microsoft-security-advisory-2737111-and-microsoft-exchange.aspx
  8. Update on Multi-Mailbox Search Licensing http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/27/update-on-multi-mailbox-search-licensing.aspx
  9. Dirsync Database keeps on Increasing… http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc/archive/2012/07/23/dirsync-database-keeps-on-increasing.aspx

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

  1. TechEd Europe 2012: Lync Sessions http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/29/teched-europe-2012-lync-sessions.aspx
  2. Lync Firewall Rules Viewer http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/03/lync-firewall-rules-viewer.aspx
  3. Lync Online: Troubleshooting Sign-In Issues http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/06/how-to-troubleshoot-sign-in-issues-in-lync-online.aspx
  4. Lync Online: Presentation Tips and Tricks http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/10/lync-online-presentation-tips-and-tricks.aspx
  5. Get the New Office Preview http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/17/get-the-new-office-preview.aspx
  6. Integrating Exchange 2013 Preview and Lync Server 2013 Preview http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/23/integrating-exchange-2013-preview-and-lync-server-2013-preview.aspx
  7. Lync Online Preview: Get the Latest Information from Office 365 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/24/lync-online-previews-get-the-latest-information-from-the-office-365-wiki-portals.aspx
  8. Client Virtualization in Microsoft Lync 2010 White Paper Update: July 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/26/update-client-virtualization-in-microsoft-lync-2010-white-paper.aspx
  9. Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Deployment Guide Update: July 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/30/updates-to-the-lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting-deployment-guide.aspx

Outlook

http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx

Other

http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog

Documents

Antigen & Forefront

  1. Test Lab Guide: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Extend the Base Configuration and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 test lab to include Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=9587db25-13c4-4e90-9d1d-98cb366ec2d4

Exchange

  1. Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook Standards Documentation
    The Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook standards documentation describes how Exchange and Outlook support industry messaging standards and Requests for Comments (RFCs) documents about iCalendar, Internet Message Access Protocol – Version 4 (IMAP4), and Post Office Protocol – Version 3 (POP3). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=6fa94dc9-d4b6-402b-8c22-8a52acea2284
  2. Microsoft Exchange Server Protocol Documentation
    The Microsoft Exchange protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for the Microsoft protocols that are implemented and used by Microsoft Exchange to interoperate or communicate with other products. It also provides technical specifications for extensions to industry-standard and other published protocols that are used by Microsoft Exchange. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=a9aae935-ad23-4117-a3d9-9ed6093d6d7f
  3. Infrastructure Planning and Design
    The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c
  4. Exchange Web Services Managed API Version 2.0 – Technical Preview
    The Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 2.0 Technical Preview provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30391
  5. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview License Terms
    This file contains the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview license terms. These files are included with Exchange Server 2013 Preview and are available here for your reference. The license terms are available in English, French, Japanese, and Spanish in rich text (RTF) and HTML formats. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30337
  6. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview Help
    This download contains the Help content for the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview, Exchange Online Preview, and Exchange Server 2013 Preview Hybrid Deployments release. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30338

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation
    The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a
  2. Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation
    The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21

Outlook

  1. Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation
    The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21

Other

None

Downloads

Antigen & Forefront

  1. Test Lab Extension: FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool
    Test Lab Extension: FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ff200152-cdb0-4e88-b5ae-1b3dfccf1bf5

Exchange

None

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 (Preview) Runtime
    Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) 4.0 Preview is a managed-code platform that developers use to build applications that provide access to and control over Microsoft Enhanced Presence information, instant messaging, telephone and video calls, and audio/video conferencing. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30349
  2. Microsoft Lync 2013 SDK (Preview)
    Microsoft Lync 2013 SDK (Preview) is the client-side API set that enables the integration and extension of Lync experiences. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30350
  3. UCMA 4.0 SDK (Preview) Unified Communications Managed API
    (UCMA) 4.0 is a managed-code platform that developers use to build applications that provide access to and control over Microsoft’s Enhanced Presence information, instant messaging, telephone and video calls, and audio/video conferencing. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30351
  4. Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Server SDK (Preview)
    Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat SDK (Preview) includes the pre-requisites needed to build applications that target Persistent Chat Server, the API and documentation to build the applications, and PersistentChatSDKRuntimeSetup.exe which is the redistributable you ship with your applications. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30352
  5. VHD Test Drive – Lync Server 2010 (Dev) – Part 3 of 3
    This download comes as a pre-configured set of VHD’s. This download enables you to fully evaluate the Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Exchange 2010 developer platform including the Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK, the Exchange Web Services Managed API 1.1 as well as the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 SDK and the Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 3.0. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30330

Outlook

  1. Update for Microsoft Outlook 2013 Preview (KB2737132) 64-bit Edition
    Microsoft has released an update for Office 2013 Professional Plus (Preview). This update addresses an issue in Outlook related to the unintentional deletion of mails from the Exchange Server. All users who are running the Office 2013 Professional Plus (Preview) version of Outlook should install this patch. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=7938423f-f99e-4130-8d79-000268af72dc
  2. Update for Microsoft Outlook 2013 Preview (KB2737132) 32-Bit Edition
    Microsoft has released an update for Office 2013 Professional Plus (Preview). This update addresses an issue in Outlook related to the unintentional deletion of mails from the Exchange Server. All users who are running the Office 2013 Professional Plus (Preview) version of Outlook should install this patch. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=406fc4ba-cdd4-4dfc-a9da-3a31e9db218d
  3. Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook
    The Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck) is a program that checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28786
  4. Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit
    With Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24677
  5. Outlook Hotmail Connector 64-bit
    With Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 64-bit, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 64-bit to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21305

Events/Webcasts

New KB’s

Antigen & Forefront

Microsoft Antigen 9.0 for Exchange

  1. How to manually rebuild the antivirus scan engine in Microsoft Antigen 9.0 for Exchange http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920304

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

  1. General troubleshooting for transport issues in Exchange 2000 Server and in Exchange Server 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257265
  2. Event ID 623 occurs when you deploy Outlook 2010 in an Exchange 2003 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721098
  3. New naming schema for Exchange Server software update packages http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817903
  4. How to change the publishing settings for free and busy information on Outlook client computers by using Group Policy http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867504

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition

  1. You cannot configure Integrated Windows (NTLM) authentication on a Send connector in Exchange 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931742

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Coexistence

  1. Error message when you are connected to a mailbox that is hosted on Exchange Server 2010: “The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change that requires you quit and restart Outlook” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701522

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

  1. Error message when you run the “Let us help you troubleshoot your calendar” utility in Exchange 2010: “LogLocation is not specified” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2604978
  2. Outlook Anywhere clients cannot connect to a CAS server after you apply Exchange Server 2010 SP RU3 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2725008

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

  1. Conflicted messages are not visible when a deleted message is recovered in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2733921

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2005

  1. How to share control of the desktop or of an application with an attendee in Live Meeting 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938781
  2. Error message when you upload a PowerPoint presentation by using the Live Meeting 2005 Windows-based console: “Error converting the PowerPoint presentation to the Live Meeting 2005 Document Format (.lmp)” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944641

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. How to move Outlook meetings without losing the option to “Send Update” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2167170
  2. Policy and user setting to force Outlook to use the default digital certificate http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734219
  3. How to install updates to an administrative installation of Office 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829197
  4. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839647
  5. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883915
  6. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 2, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883942
  7. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885227
  8. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 13, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885243
  9. Description of the English version of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 13, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885244
  10. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 27, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885872
  11. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 12, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886803
  12. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 13, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886804
  13. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 2, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887568
  14. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 12, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888616
  15. Description of the Microsoft Outlook 2002 Connector post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 4, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888991
  16. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 19, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889097
  17. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 29, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890050
  18. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 4, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890342
  19. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 20, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891007
  20. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 18, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891115
  21. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 16, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891196
  22. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 18, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891519
  23. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 7, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891576
  24. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 7, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892057
  25. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 20, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892299
  26. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 25, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892404
  27. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 24, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893050
  28. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 1, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893052
  29. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 4, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893305
  30. Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 22, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894317
  31. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 26, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894539
  32. Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 11, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895318
  33. Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 11 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895679
  34. Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 30, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896253
  35. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 29, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896261
  36. Description of the updates for Outlook 2003 and for Office 2003 MUI Pack: March 15, 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924423
  37. Error message when you try to add a delegate in Outlook 2003: “The Delegates settings were not saved correctly” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946208

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. Description of the Outlook 2007 update: July 10, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596598
  2. Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: July 10, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687310
  3. How to change the Cancel Request dialog box behavior in Outlook http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293650
  4. The options to prevent addition of an Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or Other Server Types accounts are not available in Outlook http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317819
  5. MS08-015: Description of the security update for Outlook 2007: March 11, 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946983
  6. Error message when you try to add a delegate in Outlook 2007: “The Delegates settings were not saved correctly” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950794

Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

  1. New Outlook Today customization options in Outlook 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192478
  2. OL2000: (CW) New User Prompted to Make Outlook the Default Mail Client http://support.microsoft.com/kb/218381
  3. OL2000: You Cannot Set the Default Archive Folder Path with the System Policy Editor http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222237
  4. How to install Outlook on a Terminal Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222303
  5. Sample Outlook.prf file with Internet E-mail service options http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259957
  6. The Modprof utility only works with Outlook 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271786
  7. MS08-015 Description of the security update for Outlook 2000: March 11, 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946986

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

  1. How to disable Instant Messaging by using a system policy in Outlook 2002 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312985
  2. OL: Embedded OLE Object Does Not Open in the Preview Pane http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815354
  3. MS08-015: Description of the security update for Outlook 2002: March 11, 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946985

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. How to back up and restore the Outlook 2010 Auto-Complete cache http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2679568
  2. Outlook 2010 does not display folders moved in a shared mailbox http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2730669
  3. Outlook does not prompt the meeting organizer to send updates only to added or deleted attendees http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732379