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Ken Lasko
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Lync Address Book Weirdness
So, I'm at a fairly large client that's moved from Lync 2010 to 2013.  The server-side migration completed a while ago, and the client migration is in progress.  Enterprise Voice is enabled for a select group of people. Some people have noticed that when th...
So, I'm at a fairly large client that's moved from Lync 2010 to 2013.  The server-side migration completed a while ago, and the client migration is in progress.  Enterprise Voice is enabled for a select group of people. Some ...
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March/April 2014 Lync Optimizer Updates
I'm always working to provide new features for the Lync Optimizer.  Some have been rolled out silently to fix an issue.  Others are related to country specific dialing rules.  Here are a few things I've done recently that you may or may not have noticed. NA...
I'm always working to provide new features for the Lync Optimizer.  Some have been rolled out silently to fix an issue.  Others are related to country specific dialing rules.  Here are a few things I've done recently that you...
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Hi ken,

I created a response group and forward it to a external telephone number(base on your blog) , and it is all worked.

however , I realize that it only worked for internal numbers, for example , if I called from my personal mobile, it won't forward to external number, it just hand out. any idea?
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Meet URL Gives 404 error
I was recently at a company that did a big switchover from Lync 2010 to 2013.  The new environment consisted of 3 Enterprise Edition front-end servers with an F5 load balancer taking care of web services load balancing.   On the first business day of full L...
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February 2014 Lync Optimizer Updates
Since moving the Optimizer back-end to a SQL database and enabling Microsoft authentication, its allowed me to explore adding new features not previously possible. Ruleset History The first feature I'm releasing is a ruleset history option. Every ruleset ru...
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Presentation Issues After Moving Lync 2013 Fileshare
Recently, we moved the Lync 2013 file share for an enterprise pool to a new location that was more resilient than the original. Everything seemed to go well, except that file sharing from internal to external users stopped working. Also, Lync 2010 users wer...
Recently, we moved the Lync 2013 file share for an enterprise pool to a new location that was more resilient than the original. Everything seemed to go well, except that file sharing from internal to external users stopped wo...
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SChannel Errors on Lync Server Preventing Client Logon
I was at a client setting up a brand-spanking new Lync 2013 deployment on Windows 2012.  I was setting up two pools in two datacenters. The server deployment went without a hitch and we got everything up and running in no time flat. However, we could not si...
I was at a client setting up a brand-spanking new Lync 2013 deployment on Windows 2012.  I was setting up two pools in two datacenters. The server deployment went without a hitch and we got everything up and running in no tim...
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Lync Conference 2014 Content Online
If you weren't able to get to Las Vegas for Lync Conference 2014, you can now see all the content online at Microsoft's Channel 9 page. I did two very well attended sessions on Enterprise Voice Best Practices.  You can see both of them online, if you're so ...
If you weren't able to get to Las Vegas for Lync Conference 2014, you can now see all the content online at Microsoft's Channel 9 page. I did two very well attended sessions on Enterprise Voice Best Practices.  You can see bo...
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Lync Dial-in Conferencing Phone Numbers
I'm at a client who is moving their PSTN teleconferencing from one of your typical teleconferencing providers to an in-house Lync 2013 deployment.  In the old deployment, they configured an email message that got sent out every time one of the teleconferenc...
I'm at a client who is moving their PSTN teleconferencing from one of your typical teleconferencing providers to an in-house Lync 2013 deployment.  In the old deployment, they configured an email message that got sent out eve...
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Lync Conference 2014 Recap
Just got back from another amazing Lync Conference, this time at Aria in Las Vegas. It was great to see all my Lync buddies from around the world and to have the opportunity to participate in some very informative sessions given by Microsoft employees and m...
Just got back from another amazing Lync Conference, this time at Aria in Las Vegas. It was great to see all my Lync buddies from around the world and to have the opportunity to participate in some very informative sessions gi...
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Presenting at LyncConf 2014!
I'm excited to say that I'll be presenting two sessions on Lync Enterprise Voice Best Practices at LyncConf14 in Las Vegas. These sessions will focus on the WHYs behind the HOWs of Enterprise Voice in Lync 2013.  I'll talk about the best ways to manage your...
I'm excited to say that I'll be presenting two sessions on Lync Enterprise Voice Best Practices at LyncConf14 in Las Vegas. These sessions will focus on the WHYs behind the HOWs of Enterprise Voice in Lync 2013.  I'll talk ab...
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High Processor Utilization on Lync 2013 Front-End Servers
We have a customer who is about to migrate from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013.  They've got a few lightly loaded Lync 2013 Enterprise Edition pools with 3 servers each.  All are running Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition on VMWare.  All patches are up-to-date.  For ...
We have a customer who is about to migrate from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013.  They've got a few lightly loaded Lync 2013 Enterprise Edition pools with 3 servers each.  All are running Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition on VMWare.  A...
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I was at a client setting up a brand-spanking new Lync 2013 deployment on Windows 2012.  I was setting up two pools in two datacenters. The server deployment went without a hitch and we got everything up and running in no time flat. However, we could not si...
I was at a client setting up a brand-spanking new Lync 2013 deployment on Windows 2012.  I was setting up two pools in two datacenters. The server deployment went without a hitch and we got everything up and running in no tim...
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I'm a managing consultant and Lync Practice Manager with Buchanan Technologies (www.buchanan.com), a Dallas-based IT consulting company with offices across the US, Toronto, Canada (my home base) and Sofia, Bulgaria. I'm a virtual Technology Specialist (vTS) for Microsoft Exchange and Lync and am a Lync MVP. My specialties (surprise, surprise) include Lync and Exchange. I worked at Microsoft a long, long LONG time ago as a support tech, and am pretty sure they installed a chip in my skull during one of the awesome parties they had back then. To give you an idea on how long ago I worked at MS, the first product I supported was MS-DOS 6.2! I moved on to greener pastures shortly after Windows 95 hit the scene, but still look back with fondness at those carefree days. I can be contacted via email at klasko@buchanan.com.
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