Miscellaneous Lync updates

May 3rd, 2011 | Tags: ,

Time does fly when you are having fun, or in my case on what felt like a mammoth (2 weeks) vacation with the family/kids. We decided to bite the bullet and do the Orlando/Disney World thing following the success of Disneyland Paris a year back. Of course I’m not quite sure who enjoyed it more me or the kids, I guess I’m a big kid at heart.

Whilst I was away there were some interesting Lync related announcements and bits released to the web, apologies to those already in the know, otherwise feel free free to review my list (in no particular order) below:

  • Lync Server support for SQL 2008 R2, this is welcome news for those that want to utilise existing SQL licenses/implimentations – more information on this here
  • With official Lync backup and restore IT pro documentation still pending a useful script has been written by Traci Herr, this is available via his blog here
  • An updated Lync client April CU was issued, essentially KB2540951 supersedes KB2496325
  • Lync Server Web Scheduler has been released, for those that are Outlook impaired, yet still need to create, amend, delete and join Lync-based meetings
  • Lync Server Bandwidth Calculator has been released, this Excel based tool assists an IT pro in specifying WAN bandwidth requirements

That’s it for now, but stay tuned for more Lync related resources…