I've encountered an issue that popped up while I was testing a move from Exchange On-premises to Exchange Online (EXO) while Lync Server 2013 remained on-premises due to Enterprise Voice. Outlook Web Access (OWA) from Exchange Online can be integrated with on-premises Lync, this way OWA users can see presence and have limited IM functionality … Continue reading "Issues with Unified Contact Store in combination with Lync on-premises and Exchange Online"
Do not update your Office Web Apps Server with automatic updates
Although it is not exactly required to deploy with Exchange Server 2013, Office Web Apps Server (OWAS or also referred to as WAC server) provides a more user friendly experience instead of the standard Web Preview. For Lync Server 2013 it's a requirement if you want to be able to present PowerPoint files in a … Continue reading "Do not update your Office Web Apps Server with automatic updates"
The UC Architects Episode 35: Service Packed! is available now!
A few days ago episode 35 of The UC Architects podcast went live! Service Packed! With Steve Goodman hosting, joined by John Cook, Michael Van Hybrid, Michel de Rooij, Serkan Varoglu, Ståle Hansen and yours truly. Our editor was the legendary Andrew Price. In this episode we talk (a lot) about Exchange Server 2013 Service … Continue reading "The UC Architects Episode 35: Service Packed! is available now!"
I will be presenting at the NGN Exchange evening event on 25th November
On the 25th of November the Dutch usergroup NGN (Netwerk Gebruikersgroep Nederland) will organize an Exchange themed evening event and I'm one of the speakers. I'm extra excited as it will be held at the OGD ICT Diensten head office in Delft, my employer! My session will be about Exchange and mobile devices, focused on … Continue reading "I will be presenting at the NGN Exchange evening event on 25th November"
My portable lab hardware
Recently somebody asked via Twitter my what the make and model is of my laptop, used for Exchange testing environments. Well, 140 characters is not a lot of space so I decided to blog about it. Our company uses Dell laptops as a laptop standard, but other vendors might have comparable configurations. The main model … Continue reading "My portable lab hardware"
The UC Architects episode 14 is now available!
Episode 14 is now available for download! It is hosted by Steve Goodman and co-hosts were John Cook, Serkan Varoglu, Johan Veldhuis and Stale Hansen. Christmas Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5 Version 2 Issues with the Windows Management Framework on Exchange 2010 and 2007 Lync Pilot Kit Lync Conference 2013 Tips for early adaptors on Lync … Continue reading "The UC Architects episode 14 is now available!"
The UC Architects podcast episode 13 is up! With special guest Rick Kingslan (Lync Sr. Technical Writer)
Episode 13 is available for download for a while now! It is hosted by Pat Richard and co-hosts were John Cook, Tom Arbuthnot, Justin Morris and I rambled some lines in there myself . Topics include news stories about the Surface Pro, the new improved Exchange/Lync Connectivity Analyzer website, the revoked Exchange 2010SP2 RU5 update … Continue reading "The UC Architects podcast episode 13 is up! With special guest Rick Kingslan (Lync Sr. Technical Writer)"
Exchange 2013 and all other Office products RTM bits are now available on TechNet!
Looks like Microsoft itself can’t wait to release the RTM bits of Exchange 2013 and it’s family members, because they are currently available on TechNet. See proof below: Like the RTM announcement this availability is quite a lot sooner than expected, or actually announced. Microsoft itself aimed at half november for TechNet subscribers. Should we … Continue reading "Exchange 2013 and all other Office products RTM bits are now available on TechNet!"
Episode 2 of The UC Architects is available!
Go get your Lync and Exchange knowledge up-to-date with Episode 2! This time with Pat Richard, John A. Cook, Tom Arbuthnot, Andrew J. Price, and Johan Veldhuis. Michael van Horenbeeck was the editor and I produced the episode.
The UC Architects Podcast is live!
Since Steve Goodman’s tweet regarding a good Exchange podcast and the first recording, took about two weeks. In that time, 13 IT Pros, MCMs and MVPs have gathered (virtually) and realized a website, LinkedIn page, Facebook page, Twitter page, requested an intro and outro theme (Paul van Geldrop: Thanks!), recorded a podcast via Lync 2010, … Continue reading "The UC Architects Podcast is live!"