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Episode 33: Managing, Migrating, and Moving

Written by Pat Richard. Posted in Podcasts

The latest and greatest installment of The UC Architects, Episode 33, is available for download now. Hosted by Steve Goodman and joined by Michael Van Horenbeeck (aka Michael Van Hybrid), Dave Stork and the fast-talking, straight-talking John A Cook, we cover all the latest news in the world of Exchange, Lync and Office 365.

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Title Episode 33: Managing, Migrating, and Moving
Published 2014-01-29
Host Steve Goodman
Co-hosts: Exchange Michael Van Hybrid, Dave Stork and Johan Veldhuis
Co-hosts: Lync John Cook
Guests: Exchange
Guests: Lync
Producer Dave Stork
Editor Andrew Price
Episode # 33
Length 01:36:22



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Lync Conference 2014: Attend Sessions By Members Of Our Group

Written by Pat Richard. Posted in Events

These are the sessions at Lync Conference 2014 that are being presented by members of The UC Architects. See the session list for more details, including times and dates once they become available.

Justin Morris: Understanding How Lync Server 2013 Leverages the Complete Microsoft Infrastructure Ecosystem (300 level breakout session)

Lync connects to and leverages key Microsoft technologies, driving efficiency through infrastructure and skills re-use . This session, I’ll cover how Lync uses SQL, Active Directory, Exchange Server, Windows Fabric, Office, Windows client, and other Microsoft technologies and the cost savings that result.  Note: Some content will be technical in nature, to help make it clear to practitioners how these business benefits are realized.

Justin Morris: Enhancing your Voice Rollout to Make it a Killer Success for the Business (200 level breakout session)

Learn about functionality you need to think of to meet all the business requirements during a UC rollout that Lync out of the box doesn’t provide. In this session, we’ll cover options regarding operator console, call center software, voicemail compliance, call recording, SBCs and other products that can enhance your deployment.

Tom Arbuthnot: 10 Keys to Ensure the Success of your Lync Deployment (200 level breakout session)

Join us for an interactive discussion detailing the lessons learned from an enterprise PBX replacement project.  We will detail 10 keys to ensure your project is a success.  Learn how IT operations and user experience change management are just as important as the technical infrastructure.

Ståle Hansen: Phone Number Management in Lync Server 2013 (400 level breakout session)

Ståle Hansen, the creator of Get-UnusedNumbers PowerShell script, walks through how phone number management is done throughout different Lync deployments. The session will start with some of the basics and will quickly move over to more advanced scripting and tools that can be utilized in user creation workflows and user management scenarios. Be sure to attend this session if you want tips on phone number management in your environment or customer deployments.