I’ve started my own company!

It´’s been awfullt silent for quite a while now!
I´ve started my own company, gotten married and been on honeymoon.

You can visit my website at www.ullmarkconsulting.se
Here you´ll find information (in swededish) about Unified Communications, Infrastrucure and things that matter.

New Optimized for Lync Corded Headsets – Lifechat LX Series

Two corded models from Microsoft that are Optimized for Lync - “For business only”

Microsoft Lifechat LX-4000 (mono)

Microsoft Lifechat LX-6000 (duo)

Microsoft Lync April 4th Updates

Here are the 4th of April updates for Microsoft Lync 2010

Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2496325 (64 bit)
This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010.

Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2496325 (32 bit)
This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010.

Lync 2010 Attendee Hotfix KB 2500438 (Admin level install)
This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Attendee.

Lync 2010 Group Chat Hotfix KB 2500446
This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Group Chat.

Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool Hotfix KB 2500445
This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool.

Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Hotfix KB 2500447

This download includes all available updates for Lync Server 2010 Group Chat.
Lync 2010 Attendant Hotfix KB 2496326
This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Attendant.

Lync 2010 Attendee Hotfix KB 2500440 (User level install)
This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Attendee.

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600 and Polycom CX3000

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540


Microsoft Lync Client for Windows Phone 7 is here

Great news for all of you that´s been waiting for a mobile Lync client…it´s on Marketplace – download here! Link is broken

Update: Lync WP7 Client FAQ

According to Michael W. Olesen’s blog, it delivers the following capabilities:

  • Perform normal chat, presence management, note editing etc
  • Manage contacts, groups etc in Lync
  • View contacts’ calendars
  • Search contacts in AD
  • Manage multiple profiles – ideal for ie. Consultants and others who could connect to multiple locations. Some of you who notice that we store credentials on the phone (AES enctrypted)…. The server can set a policy preventing this on the devices

Please be aware of that this client is not from the Microsoft Lync Product team, their client haven´t yet been released. In my previous blog post you can read more about Microsoft’s official statement on Lync clients for mobile devices.
Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president of the Office business productivity group reweled some interesting facts during his keynote at Enterprise Connect in Orlando  “We have a strategy that says best and first on Windows,” he said, with clients for iPhone, Android, and Nokia to follow (wonder how long the Nokia client will be maintained).

The “unofficial” Lync client for WP7 is now available on Marketplace. Note that backend and gateway services is required. The same developer team seems to be working on a Lync client for iPhone…cool!

Do you know how Office 365 will impact the user experience and infrastructure complexity?

A: Yes I get the big picture but as you probably have learned the hard way; it’s the details that matter in the end.

It’s easy to look a the license fee for a cloud user, but can you tell the total cost per user when including all affected areas?

It’s time to refresh my cloud readiness and get updated on Office 365. I plan to take some technical training and then have an “easy” time with the sales training.

The coexistence between a private cloud and Office 365 needs to be understood in detail. The impact on the user experience, changing infrastructure requirements and raised security concerns are fundamental areas to cover when deciding if your company is ready to take the leap. I´m working with large on-site deployments of Microsoft Lync,   I’ve also had a sneak peak at what´s possible with Lync Online

Office 365

Here are some Office 365 partner training that can get you started:

Additional information from TechEd Europe 2010

If you know of any great  Office 365 training, please drop a comment.

Polycom and Microsoft Lync 2010 HD 720p with native RT-video

Polycom has provided Lync integration for a while now, now the fully supported clients are available for download. In the next minor update, (Wave 4.1) native RT-video (RTV) support is included. This means that the Polycom HDX can talk directly with the Lync MCU – offering 720p HD video from Lync client to Polycom HDX endpoint without any additional hardware / gateway.

Read Jeff Schertz excellent blog post for additional information!

Polycom UC Deployment Guide

New Outlook 2010 integration features with Lync 2010

The following are new Outlook 2010 integration features, which appear when Lync is present:

  • New contact card with expanded options such as video call and desktop sharing
  • Quick search from the Outlook Find a Contact field
  • Reply with an instant message or call from the Outlook Home ribbon in the Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks folders
  • Lync Contacts list in the Outlook To-Do Bar

Two additional Lync integration features are specific to Office 2010:

  • File tab presence (click Info, and then look under Related People)
  • Presence menu in Microsoft Office SharePoint Workspace 2010 (formerly Microsoft Office Groove 2007)

Source: Lync 2010 Integration on TechNet