Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Lync Online


by Brett

I didn't know you could do that!
Topic: Quick send documents via Skype 4 Business

You're chatting with someone on Skype 4 Business and you want to have them send you a file. So you're thinking "ok, send as an attachment in email", or "share it OneDrive" but nooooo. It's much easier than that - just drag and drop the document into the chat box. Done!
  Documents sent this way are inspected for malware by Microsoft. Certain extensions are not allowed (executables for the most part). 

You download will be on the C: drive in the "My Received Files" folder, but can be modified via Tools->Options->File Sharing.

In addition, the file transfer is encrypted making it a safe choice as well.

Ports 50,400 through 50,059 from the source are used for this kind of transfer which is exactly the same port range used for Application Sharing.

Lync Mobile released!

by Brett

Lync Mobile has been released. For those with Windows 7 phones and Office 365, this is big fun. It was downloadable on my phone by simply browsing to Apps.

And thanks to John at Agile IT for this:
Some changes to get this to work in DNS. Create a CName entries for your Office 365 domain:

lyncdiscover CNAME

You can find out more about the network and DNS requirements of Lync here:

Of course, if your an Agile IT customer, we take care of all of this for you. Find out more at

by Brett

Microsoft announced the release of the the Lync client to manufacturing for availability in Oct. 2011. This fills a gap in Office 365 that has kept MAC users from participating having presence, IM, and on line meetings as provided by Office 365. The client will integrate with Lync Server and Lync Online.
There is a note that says "Some features will not be fully functional with Lync Online including Voice options." but details are not provided. Hopefully, this information will be forthcoming.

Brett Hill

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