June 17, 2013

Update Digest: Lync-Skype Connectivity, Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack, Lync Mac 2011, Bandwidth Calculator. (May/June 2013)

Other than working full-time contract in an exciting Lync Server/Exchange 201x project with a super team for a global financial institution, I have been extremely busy off-line with the final preparations of my break-out sessions at this week’s Microsoft Evolution Day 2013 (Zurich Thu 20 Jun 2013).

Nevertheless, here is a quick update digest of Lync and unified communications/collaboration news and releases.

  • Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack Deployment Guide
    - version June2013 released 2013-06-14
    - Microsoft_Lync_Server_2013_Multitenant_Pack _for_Partner_Hosting_Deployment_Guide.docx
    - Hosting Pack bits not download available yet (deployment doc here)
    .
  • Description of the Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.5 update (KB2844274)
    - version 130524 released 2013-06-05 (lync_14.0.5_130524.dmg)
    - Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.0 required
    - Mac OS X 10.5 or later version
    - Lync for Mac 2011 is the Mac version of Lync 2010 (hence no H.264 SVC which is in the Lync 2013 release wave)
    .
  • Lync 2010 and 2013 Bandwidth Calculator “2.0″ (download)
    - version May2013 releated 2013-05-13 (Lync_Bandwidth_Calculator.zip)
    .
  • Lync 2013- and Lync Online (Office 365) -Skype Connectivity (worldwide availability)
    - supported modalities: Instant Messaging (IM), presence and audio only
    - Skype can communicate with Lync 2010, Lync 2013 and all Lync 2013 mobile clients
    - associate Skype accounts with a Microsoft-account (Windows Live-ID)
    - Skype on Windows and Mac desktop supported
    - Latest version of Skype needed (download)
    - Lync backend / federation configuration (see “Provisioning Guide for Lync-Skype Connectivity: Lync Server 2013 and Lync Online“)

Technorati tags: Microsoft Lync Server/Client /Lync Phone Edition / Lync Mobile

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