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Conferencing interoperability issues in Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This information is directly from Technet and needs to be carefully considered when planning for a migration from Office Communications Server to Lync Server 2010. Remember to set end user expectations right from the beginning.

Compatibility Among Meeting Types and Client Versions

It is important to be aware of some conferencing interoperability issues in Lync Server 2010. If you are going to have Lync Server 2010 interoperate with previous versions of Office Communications Server and its clients, you must be aware of the following issues:

  • Users using Lync 2010 cannot schedule Live Meeting online conferences, or modify any migrated meetings of this type.
  • Users using Lync 2010 who need to attend Live Meeting online conferences hosted on servers running Office Communications Server 2007 R2 must have the Live Meeting client installed on their computer (in addition to Lync 2010) to attend these meetings.
  • When Live Meeting online conferences are migrated to Lync Server 2010, meeting content does not migrate. If this content is needed, it must be uploaded again.
  • Users who are migrated from previous versions of Office Communications Server to Lync Server 2010 and who use Lync 2010 will receive a new assigned dial-in conference ID the first time they schedule an assigned dial-in conference meeting. They can use this new assigned dial-in conference ID to both schedule and attend meetings. The old ID will continue to work for previously scheduled meetings, but newly scheduled meetings are assigned the new ID.
  • Users in federated organizations who are using Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 or Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 clients cannot join Lync Server 2010 meetings in your organization unless the admission type for the meeting is set to Everyone. Federated users cannot join closed (company and invitation-only participants) meetings or meetings locked by the organizer, unless they use a Lync 2010 client.

Have a look at my blog post containing links to videos from teched Berlin, there´s some great movies on the topic of migration and co existence.

Deployment upgrade and co-existance with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Microsoft releases significant updates for Live Meeting client…better late than never

I found it a bit interesting when the OCS Debug/Code Escalation Scenarios blog posted this on November 23:

“However we generally recommend using Automatic detection, are there some limitations with using Automatic Configuration in your organization, that you all can help identify ?”

Request for comments: Does your Live Meeting Console use explicitly specified Internal and External Server name (or IP Address) in User Accounts->Adavanced Connection Settings, if so Why ?

So why do I find this interesting? Well it can hardly be something that have come to the attention of the product team recently…maybe it has been on the bottom on their to-do list?  It’s great that they have asked for feedback and released a new Live Meeting 2007 client. Here’s the news in the update package for the Windows-based Live Meeting 2007 client: November 2010


This update package fixes the following issues:

  • 2432127 You cannot join conference calls by using the Live Meeting 2007 console when only the A records are configured and not the SRV records
  • 2432132 The text in some shapes of a slide cannot be displayed after you upload a PowerPoint 2003 presentation to a Live Meeting in Office Live Meeting 2007
  • 2432137 PowerPoint slides are not recorded when you record a Live Meeting that has a PowerPoint presentation uploaded in Office Living Meeting 2007
  • 2432119 A user from one company cannot use an Office Live Meeting 2007 console to join a Live Meeting that is organized by another company
  • 2432112 A live meeting may continue when a presenter exits the meeting by clicking the close button (X) in the Live Meeting 2007 console window

Well I’ll throw Live Meeting 2007 in the thrash when Lync Online launches 🙂

Live Meeting is ok but Lync is just so much better!

Syncing this weekends Lync Links

Here´s a few interesting Microsoft Lync links I’ve found this weekend. There’s been lots of posts covering the news of Lync RTM and GA. I won’t take much notice of that for now… Show blog post at Office Communications Group Team Blog

Microsoft UC vs Cisco UC: http://wp.me/pl9EY-7T

New blog post: View Configuration Information from the Lync 2010 Client http://bit.ly/9cuVHH
New blog post: Microsoft Lync 2010 Frequently Used Keyboard Shortcuts http://bit.ly/907Xgc #ucoms #lync #ocs

Read more about Microsoft Lync RTM and General Availability on the UC Group Team Blog http://bit.ly/doF5fm #ucoms #lync #ocs

SO COOL: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Tool: Adoption Reporting. http://bit.ly/9x3Fw1

Post by Mark Hickson: Lync Server 2010 Audio Test Service http://bit.ly/a1N4ow

Lync 2010 Client Policies http://bit.ly/duZT0z

As always, visit Nexthop for great information on Mycrosoft Lync and Office Communications Server

Unified Blog: Microsoft Lync 2010 Resources

I’m  reading blogs and twitter feeds on Lync 2010 and Unified Communications on regular basis. This blog post is a collection of all the good Lync resources I’ve stumbled across so far. At this moment, it’s a simple (almost) uncategorized list.

Henry Dewing (Forrester) on Microsoft Lync 2010 http://bit.ly/ckpUPi

Microsoft Lync 2010 resources – MS download Center

Lync 2010 videos from TechEd 2010 http://bit.ly/cxTLCC

Lync 2010 Server Resources

TechNet page – http://technet.com/lync

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate. Download, planning resources and system requirements – MS Download Center

On the #Lync #PowerShell blog, article written by @CoperniX: Creating Response Groups with Lync PowerShell http://bit.ly/9kgmZg

Step-by-step MSFT Lync 2010 Consolidated Std Server Install Guide http://bit.ly/bLomy3

Unplug the PBX: Adding Domain or Enterprise Admins to #Lync Server 2010 http://bit.ly/abhBqj

What’s new in CS14 / Lync Enterprise Voice? (Technet Video)

What’s new in CS14  /Lync Platform Extensibility? (Technet Video)

Lync 2010 Client Resources

Lync 2010 Help and How-to – office.com

Application Sharing in #Lync http://bit.ly/aDb86N

How to allow domain users to connect to #Lync 2010 or #OCS 2007 from Clients running non-domain computers http://bit.ly/bh7rKK

What’s new in CS14 / Lync Client Extensibility? (Technet Video)

What’s new in CS14 / Lync High Definition? (Technet Video)

What’s new in CS14 / Lync IM and Presence? (Technet Video)

What’s new in CS14 / Lync Conferencing? (Technet Video)

“Microsoft Lync Server 2010 provides complete presence, instant messaging, conferencing and enterprise voice capabilities through a single, easy-to-use interface that is consistent across PC, browser, and mobile device. You can Architect your deployment for high availability using data center resiliency and survivable branch appliances. Administrators benefit from a single, consistent management infrastructure, new capabilities to increase availability, and interoperability with existing systems. Administrators also use a new PowerShell-based foundation for administration consistent with Exchange Server, Active Directory, and other Microsoft server products”


Uninstall July 2010 Cumulative Update for #OCS 2007 R2 when using Response Group Service

Important information from Next Hop!

“Due to recent discoveries in the July 2010 Cumulative Update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, it is necessary to remove this update from the download site until it can be patched. The primary concern is an issue with the Response Group Service. When the cumulative update is applied, changes in agents and agent groups are not applied until after the Response Group Service is restarted. This, of course, is not acceptable in the quality of our products”

Questions & Answers
What is the problem?
If you have applied the cumulative update and you are using the Response Group Service, you will notice that your changes to agents and agent groups do not take effect until you restart the Response Group Service.

If I have already applied the update, should I worry?
If you are not using the Response Group Service, you should not have any issues.

When can we expect the cumulative update to be available again?
You can expect the cumulative update to be available again in 10 to 15 days assuming all new quality testing passes.

For details about this issue, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2401878, “Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Response Group Service fails after applying the July 2010 cumulative updates,” at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2401878. ”

Source: Next Hop – Technet

Service description for Office Communications (OC) Online Standard

“Microsoft® Office Communications Online is a hosted, enterprise-class communications solution based on Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Office Communications Online provides your organization with real-time communications capabilities including secure instant messaging and delivery of “presence” information.”


All about Microsoft Communications Server “14” from TechEd North America 2010

A series of presentations that can be viewed online or downloaded as WMV / MP4 /PPTx.

This series gives an in-depth understanding of Communications Server “14”.

  • Advanced SIP-Based Solutions Built on the Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 3.0 and Microsoft Communications Server “14”

    Get an overview of how the new upcoming UC Managed API 3.0 can help build useful applications like contact center including Web chat and a personal mobile voice assistant. This session demonstrates …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: What’s New in Devices

    Get a closer look on what’s new in devices in Microsoft Communications Server “14”. This session focuses on showing features and benefits of a new set of low-cost IP phones. See the new USB …
  • Enabling Real-time Business Insight, Analytics and Reporting

    In this session the speakers demonstrate an implementation architecture for a real-time data and events driven infrastructure for Real-time Business Insight, Analytics, and reporting. OSIsoft is a …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: Setup and Deployment

    Microsoft Communications Server “14” features a new suite of planning, setup, and deployment tools to use when planning new installations or making changes to a deployed system. This session will …
  • Microsoft Communications Online: Present and Future

    Microsoft Communications Server “14” is on the way and that means new capabilities for both on-premises and cloud service offerings. Gain a better understanding of the current and future capabilities …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: Monitoring and Reporting

    Microsoft Communications Server “14” will deliver unmatched tools for monitoring system health and performance across all platform capabilities in real-time and across longer time periods to …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14” Interoperability: Voice, Video, Conferencing, IM, and Presence

    The communications industry is undergoing a transforming from proprietary hardware-based communications systems to a more flexible software-based solution as provided by Microsoft. During this …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: Management Experience

    In Microsoft Communications Server “14” we will be delivering totally new administration capabilities and tools, with a new foundation, and entirely new UI for management and administration. In this …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: What’s New in Conferencing Experience and Backend

    This session covers new meeting features in Microsoft Communications Server “14”, specifically the rich and reach capabilities that are relevant for organizations. This session helps you understand …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: Voice Deployment

    In this session we explore all the core call routing and voice interoperability features and capability in the new release of Communications Server. We review the architecture of interoperability as …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: Network Considerations

    Delivering Voice Quality within Unified Communications deployments requires an understanding of the many factors that ultimately determine the experience of end-users. This session identifies the …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: Voice Architecture and Planning for High Availability

    High availability is a significant source of investment for the Communications Server team with the upcoming release. In this session we review the new Survivable Branch Appliance offering for branch …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: Architecture

    Microsoft Communications Server “14” makes several significant updates and improvements on the architecture of Office Communications Server 2007 R2. This session reviews the overall architecture …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: What’s New in Microsoft Communicator “14” Experience and Backend

    Learn about the new Microsoft Communicator “14” Experience and what’s new in IM/presence. See demos of the newly redesigned client which accommodates the evolution of Communicator to provide a single …
  • Building Communications Enabled Business Processes with Microsoft Communications Server “14”

    Microsoft Communications Server “14”, Microsoft Communicator “14”, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 provide the communication platform for developers to rapidly build solutions that integrate and …
  • Microsoft Communications Server “14”: Transforming the Way People Communicate

    Microsoft Communications Server “14” promises to transform the way people will communicate across the PC, Web and phone, making traditional communications systems obsolete. In this session, Gurdeep …