Configuring TMG for accessing Office 365 Lync

I encountered some issues accessing Lync in O365.  I ran the connectivity test (at:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2409256) and noticed that even though I created an “Allow outbound” rule through TMG, the tests were failing.  So, I went through the TMG config and opened up the ports identified by the test.   See attached pdf for TMG config steps. 2012-10-25-lync-tmg-config.pdf

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Lync 2013 on a Mac

I have been working with alot of customers with Mac’s.   They have been asking me how does Lync 2013 work on a Mac.   Microsoft has Lync 2011 client for a Mac. Today, I ran some tests with the Lync 2011 for Mac connecting to a Lync 2013 server.  Also, I tested the new Lync 2013…

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OCS R2 Clients against Lync Server

Recently, I got a question if Office Communicator R2 client will work against the Lync Server.  This is documented extensively at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg413014.aspx    

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Lync 2010RC : Some lessons learned testing upgrade from OCS2007 R2 to Lync 2010RC

I have begun testing with Lync 2010 RC.  In my environment, I have OCS 2007 R2 and  Exchange 2010 with UM deployed.  I added Lync 2010 to the environment.  I can blog about that process if people are interested.  Today, I learned some things about the process of moving people from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync and also some interop…

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