Lync 2010 has gone RTM

October 28, 2010

in Lync, Microsoft

After a long wait, Microsoft has released the successor to Office Communications Server. Lync 2010 has left the building. You can read about it here.

Looks like it will become available to the general public on November 17, 2010.

You know I couldn’t help but notice something. First MS started with Live Communications Server (LCS), then moved to Office Communications Server (OCS) and now we are at Lync “Communication Server” (LCS). So it’s LCS –> OCS –> LCS.

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Update 4/25/2011: Updated formula to reflect new guidance from MS.  Added reference link for formula guidance from MS.

Determining the megacycles per core value of your Exchange Mailbox server platform is more of an art than a science.  Though Microsoft provides instructions on how to do this, I thought they could use some massaging to make them more user friendly.  To determine the megacycles per core value of your chosen server platform follow the steps below.
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Overview

The Office Communications Server Netmon Parsers are a set of files that extend the parsers in Microsoft Network Monitor. The Microsoft Network Monitor tool loads these files and uses the rules defined in them to analyze network traffic.

Click here to download…

Other noteworthy links…

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This provides early adopters of the new application with a basic protection option in advance of support planned for the next release of the NetWorker Module for Microsoft Applications

The new option is made available via a small NetWorker plug-in and an EMC Technical Note, and is supplemented by step-by-step backup and recovery instructions in the NetWorker Procedure Generator. With it NetWorker users gain:

  • Full backup support for Exchange 2010 server, database, and volume levels (incremental backups are not supported).
  • Database Availability Group (DAG) support, including DAG Active Node and Passive Node backups.
  • Optional Exchange consistency checks.
  • VSS software provider support.
  • Server and database recovery.
  • Recovery Database (RDB) recovery.
  • Directed database recovery.
  • Mailbox level recovery via RDBs and Exchange tools.
  • Deduplication via Avamar or Data Domain.

Solution Information

The new solution is available for use with NetWorker 7.5 SP2 and requires the software plug-in and the NetWorker client software. For full details and download information, read the Microsoft Exchange 2010 Backup and Recovery Support with EMC NetWorker Technical Note.

UPDATE 10/20/2010: Version 1.1 build 128 released on 9/20/2010 – technical note updated to A05.

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