Skype Validator

The Skype Validator is a free community tool that allows you to design, deploy and monitor your Skype for Business or Lync 2010/2013 Deployment.

Group Call Pickup with Lync Server 2013 CU1 (February 2013)

With the addition of Lync Server 2013 CU1 you now have two major new features in terms of Enterprise Voice.  First is Location Based Routing which I have already detailed.  Now we get Group Call Pickup.  Don’t confuse this with Line Appearance, because they are not the same thing, at all.  What Group Call Pickup

Read More

Using IIS Application Request Routing (ARR) as a TMG Replacement

So this won’t be shocking news but Microsoft has stopped selling Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) and they really didn’t give us any good alternatives.  Officially, they tell you to use the Unified Access Gateway but anyone who uses it knows that 1) it’s a massive pain to setup 2) it’s really expensive 3) it

Read More