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Lync 2013 License changes


With the release of the wave 15 products, Microsoft has made some changes in the licensing for a lot of these new products. For Lync Server 2013 this means a major change. I am doing this post, since I have not seen many writings about these changes and not everyone is aware of this huge change in licensing. It will be more expensive for a lot of organizations. As an overview for the whole wave 15 product range, the affected…

Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 Exams Announced


Along with the RTM announcement of the Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 products, Microsoft is getting the Certification exams ready for both products, they are currently still in the  development (beta) stage. The Lync 2013 Exams will be released first, scheduled for 6th Nov 2012. Along with expected exam numbers: Exam 70-336:  Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Exam 70-337:  Enterprise Voice & Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 The two exams above, gives credit towards the new…

Wave 15 is now RTM


Great news from Microsoft last week. They announced the Released to Manufacturing (RTM) of the wave 15 products, which are: Exchange 2013 Lync 2013 SharePoint 2013 Office 2013 The RTM bits should be available on TechNet/MSDN/Volume Licensing from mid-november. General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Exchange 2013 For co-existence with Exchange 2010 or 2007, updates for both 2010/2007 is required. There is currently no date for the release of these updates. Dave Stork has made a…

Lync Server 2013 sessions from TechEd 2012 Australia


Now the first Lync Server 2013 sessions from Microsoft has started emerging. The first conference to contain some Lync Server 2013 was TechEd 2012 Australia, which was held in September 11th – 14th. The next conference with a lot of Lync, would properly be the Lync Conference 2013 in San Diego (Feb. 19-23 2013). They are available as on demand recordings (webcasts) and slide decks (not online yet) are also online. Here is the complete overview of the Lync Server…

New Bi-weekly Exchange and Lync podcast from The UC Architects


       A great new initiative has seen the light of day, it’s a bi-weekly podcast about Exchange and Lync. It is released by a group of volunteers called The UC Architects, which consists of experienced Microsoft Unified Communication architects, enthusiasts and MVPs. It is a regular bi-weekly podcast focusing on Exchange and Lync including: Exchange and Lync tips and tricks Deep dives into new features and products Round ups of the Exchange and Lync news, so you don’t miss an…

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