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Exporting Lync or Skype for Business Contacts with the Skype Web SDK

Exporting Lync or Skype for Business Contacts with the Skype Web SDK

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

There's no easy way to export a list of contacts from the Lync or Skype for Business desktop client, but this can be achieved using the Skype Web SDK.

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Lync Link List

Lync Link List

Monday, 16 March 2015

In my travels I collect lots of links to pages about Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business.

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Presentation on the Internet of Things and Microsoft Lync

Presentation on the Internet of Things and Microsoft Lync

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A presentation and discussion about various Lync and Skype for Business development frameworks (UCMA, UCWA, Skype API, 3rd party) and how they can be used as a pathway to implementing IoT (Internet of Things) communication to Lync and Skype users.

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Send an IM with UCWA - Setting Presence - Online, Away, Busy

Send an IM with UCWA - Setting Presence - Online, Away, Busy

Saturday, 31 January 2015

UCWA can be used to dynamically control the presence of an online Lync account.

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Send an IM with UCWA - Step 3 - Sending the IM

Send an IM with UCWA - Step 3 - Sending the IM

Friday, 30 January 2015

UCWA, or the Unified Communications Web API, lets your send IMs easily using a simple HTTP RESTful API hosted on your Lync environment.

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Send an IM with UCWA - Step 2 - Creating the Application

Send an IM with UCWA - Step 2 - Creating the Application

Thursday, 29 January 2015

The first step when creating a new UCWA is to initialise an Application - a two way modality between your Lync user account and an intended recipient.

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Send an IM with UCWA - Step 1 - Prerequisites

Send an IM with UCWA - Step 1 - Prerequisites

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Learn some of the important prerequisites for installing and configuring UCWA on your Lync 2013 environment.

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An introduction to Sending an IM with UCWA

An introduction to Sending an IM with UCWA

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Microsoft Unified Communications Web API (UCWA) is a REST API that exposes Lync Server 2013 Instant Messaging and Presence capabilities.
This tutorial series explains how to use UCWA to send a simple Instant Message (IM)

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Exploring the Internet of Things (IoT) with Lync (& Skype for Business) and .Net Gadgeteer

Exploring the Internet of Things (IoT) with Lync (& Skype for Business) and .Net Gadgeteer

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Today, most people think of Lync and Skype as tools for Unified Communications – Instant Messaging, Audio and Video conferencing, Application Sharing and in some instances telephony solutions.

Lync (and soon Skype for Business, the next version of Lync) can also be used as the end-point for receiving and processing a wide range of modalities, including Instant Messaging.

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Skype for Business Announced

Skype for Business Announced

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Microsoft have announced a significant update to the Lync product range, including rebranding the product as Skype for Business, bringing it closer to final convergence with the Skype platform and direction.

The changes are slated for the first half of 2015.

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Lync Agent DNS Checker

Lync Agent DNS Checker

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Lync Agent DNS Checker is a very simple tool to remotely test DNS records against those required for Lync 2013, Lync Online, Exchange 2013 and/or Office 365.
The tool uses a number of external DNS servers (Google, Microsoft, and others) to remotely query a domain name, to ensure accurate results.
Lync Agent DNS Checker is an informational tool – no registration or advertisements, and has just one single function.

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Sending PRTG notifications via Lync

Sending PRTG notifications via Lync

Friday, 24 October 2014

More than 150,000 administrators rely on PRTG Network Monitor every day to monitor their LANs, WANs, servers, websites, appliances, URLs, and more - now they can easily send notifications via Lync using Lync Agent.

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Zork for Lync - Part 1

Zork for Lync - Part 1

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Ok, maybe not only Zork for Lync specifically, but a Z-Machine interpreter for Microsoft s Lync platform.
But first, a little history Back in the 1970 s, Joel Berez and Mark Blanc created the Z-Machine, the virtual machine used by games company Infocom to deliver its text adventure games, such as Zork, Planetfall and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
These types of games are known as Interactive Fiction, simulated environments in which players use text commands to control their characters as the game plays out.

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Hosted Lync vs Office 365 or Lync Online

Hosted Lync vs Office 365 or Lync Online

Monday, 19 May 2014

It seems that almost every day, somebody asks me which is better Lync Online / Office 365 or a cloud-based hosted version.
Obviously Lync Online and Office 365 are cloud-based solutions, but they are built for the masses primarily the SMB/SME market.
They are online, low-cost, turnkey solutions, but lack a number of key features that are important to many businesses.
Capability and Feature DifferencesWhilst fundamentally the same product, there are a number of significant differences between a hosted implementation of Lync, and that offered by Office 365.
These differences are also valid for On-Premises installations of Lync Server 2013.

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Monitoring Lync 2013 with MRTG

Monitoring Lync 2013 with MRTG

Saturday, 1 March 2014

(also known as Monitoring Lync with Open Source Tools)Microsoft s Lync Server 2013 includes a number of reporting options, however they are server-focused and don t lend themselves well to external queries.
Many network telecommunications providers and technology organisations use MRTG and RRD to monitor key aspects of their networks, devices and environments.
In fact, I use MRTG and RRD to monitor all aspects of our infrastructure, from Hypervisor metrics (CPU, RAM, HDD, etc.
), individual guest virtual machine metrics, and network infrastructure devices such as our routers, firewalls, load balancers and various other appliances.

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