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Microsoft Showcase : Cloud or not ?

September 27, 2012 By: Yann Espanet Category: Lync, Office 365 


Free Lync online regular expression tester : Regex Hero

March 07, 2012 By: Yann Espanet Category: Lync


Regex Hero which is an online Silverlight based regex tester for .NET.  It has both a free and a paid version ($15) .

Regex Hero has all the following features :

1. Syntax highlighting

2. Syntax checking

3. Real time matching, replacing and splitting against a target string

For example, if you want to normalize phone numbers which appear on webpages with a “(o)” after the country prefix and before the regional prefix in France : 33(0) 3 123456789

You will use this pattern : ^33(0)(\d{10})$ and this translation +33$2

NB : the lync client ignore the bracket when dialing the number.


Use Lync with Kinect motion and voice sensors…

February 23, 2012 By: Yann Espanet Category: Application, Lync

LyncKin is a video conferencing tool which makes use of Kinect motion and voice sensors to provide more efficient ways to interact with business  applications and video conferencing equipment provided by Microsoft Lync  2010. It provides Lync with more efficient characteristics that enable  Lync contacts to form real-time, rich communications.




LyncKin takes Kinect from the gaming fantasy world into the business reality by using Kinect sensing technologies to let the user – business person – control Lync video conferencing by using body gesturing and speaking. This controlling ability of Kinect makes things easier for the video conference attendees.

With LyncKin, the user is being the conference  controller, they can perform some activities from their place; by using arm-waving gestures at the camera, and voice commands to perform functions where Kinect sensors detects both movements and voice in very sophisticated ways.

It can help to improve how people interact with co-workers, customers and partners through a more personalized collaboration experience. LyncKin is an optimized conferencing solution that can build voice and video collaboration for Microsoft Lync environments.

User Experience

LyncKin provides a way to use the natural-user interface capabilities of Kinect in business settings.

A rich user experience and a unified interface make it easy for people to work together effectively and frequently even when time or distance prevents in-person meetings.

LyncKin enables businesses to conduct a video conference while many of attendees are scattered in different places, may be in different countries. Users can also use their body motion capabilities to investigate some shared contents.


During conferences, LyncKin helps users to control the meeting from their places, as it follows:

  • Hands motions can Investigate Lync contacts, select someone to call, start a video conference with them, easily navigate shared meeting contents, and end the call
  • Voice commands can hold, end call, or recognize new meeting attendee.
  • Face recognition for a new meeting attendee and informing others who aren’t in the meeting room textually.

Business Benefits 

  • Add new capability to Lync unified communication tool for more effective collaboration.
  • Reduce cost of video conferencing by using Lync infrastructure.
  • Control Microsoft Lync without need of any additional peripheral?s.
  • Easily used on thin or rich clients.

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TechNet Live Meeting – Lync in an Enterprise Network

February 22, 2012 By: Yann Espanet Category: Lync, Webcast

TechNet Live Meeting – ??Lync in an Enterprise Network


Starts:Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:00 PM
Time zone: (GMT+01:00) Paris

Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Product(s): Microsoft technologies.

Audience(s): Additional Information Worker, App/LOB Specialist, Architect, Desktop/EndUser Specialist, Infrastructure Specialist, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, IT Implementer, IT Manager and Tech Influencing BDM.

This session covers everything you need to know about how Microsoft Lync works with the Enterprise Network. Learn all about new features like Call Admission Control and how the Lync media stack interacts with policy across the wide area network, improvements in Quality of Service tagging with DSCP and VLAN support, how partners are bringing optimized network solutions to market for Lync, and understanding bandwidth planning and requirements for enterprise deployments.

Register here :


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Microsoft Lync Online conversation translator with Bing

July 15, 2011 By: Yann Espanet Category: Lync, SaaS

Conversation Translator provides a real-time language translation service for Lync instant messaging (IM) conversations.

With Conversation Translator, both the sender and receiver can converse in their native language, and Conversation Translator handles the translation.
Powered by the Microsoft Translator Web Service, Conversation Translator currently supports translation between 35 languages…

Download it here from Microsoft :

Virtual Seminar on using Lync over Wi-Fi

June 30, 2011 By: Yann Espanet Category: Lync

Lync Me! Delivering Dependable Unified Communications over Wi-Fi

Microsoft Lync provides industry-leading innovation for mobile UC, but the enterprise wireless network hasn’t always been up to the task.

In this joint webinar with Microsoft Lync product manager, Jamie Stark we will look at how to overcome this challenge and deliver a dependable Microsoft Lync experience over Wi-Fi to mobile devices

Webinar Details

Date: July 19, 2011
Start Time: 10:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Duration: 45 minutes

By attending this webinar you will learn:

  • how Microsoft Lync transforms every communication into an interaction
  • how to optimize Microsoft Lync performance over Wi-Fi
  • about a validated peformance test of Microsoft Lync over Aruba Wi-Fi

Jamie Stark – Lync Product Manager, Microsoft
Troy Neal – Sr. Manager of IT, YES Prep Public Schools
Robert Fenstermacher – Director of Mobile Apps, Aruba NetworksWebinar Details

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Lync Server Documentation Update on April 2011

May 02, 2011 By: Yann Espanet Category: KB articles, Lync, Whitepapers

New Documentation and Tools Available

Updates to existing topics

Certificates and Wildcards

In addition, we clarified some of our guidance around certificates and wildcards. Lync Server 2010 supports wildcards only in the SAN and not the subject name.

For more details, see the following topics:

Migration Updates

Operational Guidance

New topics about Lync Server Control Panel have been added to the Operations, Planning, and Deployment sections of the documentation. The documentation now includes tips to troubleshoot access to Control Panel. To accommodate these and other updates to software requirements, permissions, and procedures for administrative tools installation, we added some new topics, as well as restructured other topics and sections. For details, see the following topics:

We also updated information about Enterprise Voice branch-site resiliency to address recommendations regarding policy and dial plan configurations for different routing scenarios, as well as guidelines for handling call rerouting in outage scenarios, particularly for phone numbers that include extension numbers. For details, see:

Topics about creating Quality of Service (QoS) policies were updated to include the executable names for components for which you can enable QoS. For details, see:

The recommendations for choosing between deploying Survivable Branch Appliances or Survivable Branch Servers for branch-site resiliency have been updated. For details, see the following topic:

The procedure to enable QoS on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP now specifies that you use Group Policy to modify default Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) values. The topic now also includes the default DSCP values for the IP packets for audio and video. For details, see the following topic:

The time interval that you can configure Lync 2010 to wait between connection attempts to Lync Server 2010 have been corrected to state that the accepted values are between 1 minute and 60 minutes.

Planning Updates

The Planning documentation for Enterprise Voice now contains additional clarification about requirements and recommendations for Mediation Server topologies. For details, see:

Enterprise Voice content was also updated to remove references to dual-forking to reflect that dual-forking is not supported in Lync Server 2010.

Clarification has been added to various topics that refer to the Enterprise Voice media bypass feature to explain that media bypass does not interoperate with every PSTN gateway, IP-PBX or SBC, also known as peers of the Mediation. Media bypass is supported only with products and versions listed at Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program – Lync Server.

Deployment Updates

Deployment documentation has been updated to specify that server in-band provisioning settings take precedence over settings configured by the user on the client. For details, see the following topic:

March Updates

In case you missed the March updates, they included the following:

In addition, we corrected the following errors found in our documentation:

  • We corrected our guidance on deploying Edge Servers. Previously, our documentation said that deploying Edge Servers in an Active Directory domain was not supported. That was an error. This is now corrected in the Deployment Best Practices for External User Access topic.
  • We also clarified the SQL Server database collocation and database instances. The supportability topics and all other topics referencing database collocation are now updated.

February Updates

Lync Server Resources

Lync Server 2010 Cummulative Update 2 (CU2) April 2011

May 02, 2011 By: Yann Espanet Category: KB articles, Lync

Lync Server 2010 Hotfix KB 2493736

Client Updates have been released a few weeks ago:

Updates that are released for Lync Server 2010

  • Update for Administrative Tools
    2467771 Description of the
    update package for Lync Server 2010, Administrative Tools: January 2011


  • Update for Core Components
    2500444 Description of the
    cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Core Components: April 2011


  • Update for Conferencing Server
    Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Conferencing
    Server: April 2011
  • Update for Web Components Server
    Description of the update package for Lync Server 2010, Web Components
    Server: April 2011
  • Update for Standard/Enterprise edition Server
    Description of the update for Lync Server 2010: April 2011
  • Update for Web Conferencing Server
    Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Web
    Conferencing Server: April 2011
  • Update for Mediation Server
    2502810 Description of the
    cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Mediation Server: April 2011


  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 3.0 Runtime
  • 2500448
    Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Unified
    Communications Managed API 3.0 Runtime: April 2011
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