Archive for 'Lync'

Upgrade Lync 2013 to Skype for Business – Step by Step


Skype for Business Server 2015 was released a few weeks ago, and now it’s time to upgrade from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business.

First of all: why should I upgrade my installation?

Here the reference to Technet with the new features and changes introduced with SfB Server2015:


There are not so many changes in the architecture: we have a new role for the interoperability with some Cisco devices (I’m curious to see how it works), support for SQL Server AlwaysOn ...

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Lync 2013 and Skype federation – How-to

One of the most frequent questions by our customers is how to federate Lync and Skype: now it’s possible and we will see how to configure and use this new nice feature.

The prerequisites are:

  • Lync server 2010 or 2013 (works also with OCS 2007R2)
  • Edge Server with public trusted certificates

There are some easy configuration steps to perform:

Request Lync Public IM Federation

Browse to, sign-in with your LiveID, provide your Microsoft Partner ID, Volume License contract or SPLA Agreement Nr and initiate ...

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Lync Server 2013 – Edge Upgrade

As part of the upgrade from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013, after installing the Lync 2013 FrontEnd (see here), now it is time to replace our Edge server.

The steps are:

  • Create a new Lync 2013 edge server in the Topology Builder
  • Install OS and Lync on the new server.
  • Reconfigure firewall (o reuse the same IP’s) for the external interface
  • Update the Topolgy in order to use the new edge for the federation route
  • Remove the old Lync 2010 Edge server.

Topology Builder: ...

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Upgrade Lync 2010 to Lync 2013

Lync 2013 was released in RTM few days ago and I am going to update our internal Lync installation to the new release.

The supported upgrade process is side-by-side, this means:

  • install a new Windows 2008R2 or 2012 server
  • install Lync Server 2013 as new Pool
  • move users to the Lync 2013 pool
  • remove the Lync 2010 Server

For the complete migration procedure reference this link:

Migration preparation

Before upgrading we have to install the most up-to-date updates on our Lync 2010 deployment.
Download and run ...

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Integrate Lync OnPremise with Hosted Exchange – Part 1: IM and Presence

In the post I will describe the procedure to integrate Office365 Hosted Exchange with Lync installed OnPremise.

The reason to perform such configuration is that some Lync features (i.e. Enterprise Voice) are not available with Lync OnLine.

The final objective is to have Lync IM integrated in the Exchange OWA and use the Unified Messaging features.

As guideline look at:

Prerequisites for this configuration are:

  • Correctly configured Lync Infrastructure with Edge server published on Internet
  • Active Directory Federation
  • Exchange OnLine and some active accounts

In our ...

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Patton SmartNode Gateway and Lync


SmartNode and Lync configuration

Recently Inalp-Patton announced  the support for Lync 2010 (



In 4ward we use Patton SmartNode products since 2007 and I was very excited to connect the SN4638 with our Lync infrastructure.
Patton’s SmartNode support the following Microsoft® Lync relevant features:

  • REFER calls
  • DNS load balancing
  • Media bypass (enabled or disabled)
  • Music-on-hold
  • Trust/untrust mediation server


Actually TLS is not supported.

In order to modify our running configuration (SmartNode was connected with an Asterisk PBX) ...

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Integrazione IM di Lync con OWA di Exchange 2010 SP1

Obiettivo: Attivare IM da OWA.

Per attivare l’integrazione è necessario installare i WebServices per OCS sul Server CAS di Exchange.

In particolare:

Se il primo componente non si lascia installare (richiede .NET 3.5 che ovviamente è ...

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Attivare Lync 2010 Conversation translator

Il client di Lync 2010 dispone di una funzionalità molto utile che consente di avere una finestra di traduzione immediata mentre si scrivono e si ricevono messaggi istantanei (chat).

Sono attualmente supportate 35 lingue.

Per abilitare il “conversation translator” è sufficiente importare dei settaggi all’interno del registry.

Fate attenzione a non effettuare modifiche errate, perché potreste bloccare il normale funzionamento di Lync.

Di seguito trovate le impostazioni da applicare al registry.

Si consiglia di copiare il testo sotto riportato in un file .reg ed effetture ...

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