lunedì 27 febbraio 2012 10:28
Can someone confirm that we can use Lync before we actually transition to Office365?
I've managed to configure Lync on my PC and iPhone but I do not see any of the other OCS users in our company, effectively everyone is offline. If I revert back to Communicator I see all of the other OCS users and their status.
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giovedì 8 marzo 2012 18:50
Our company is still on BPOS set to transition in a month or so. I have installed Lync on all my clients here over the course of a month. I had no issues running a dual environment of OCS and Lync while I was upgrading each PC. All users on either platform could see and communicate with each other regarless of the client they were running. All my users have Window 7 and Office 2010 Pro. The keys in my opinion are the following.
1. All users must change their password in BPOS which will trigger the new password to work in O365
2. All users must be able to log into the O365 portal after the password change.
3. Step 5 of the Checklist for administrators must be performed in your local DNS and your authoritative DNS provider settings http://www.microsoft.com/online/help/en-us/helphowto/8939e90a-59dc-4f0f-aec0-19a899c0af75.htm
4. Download and install Lync on client PC and run configuration process via the O365 portal.
These are the steps I have followed and have had zero issues with communicator or Lync. I hope this helps. Good luck.
lunedì 12 marzo 2012 22:45
So, one key part to realize through the process is that all BPOS customers CAN use the Lync servers now.
BUT, if you don't want to lose your contacts/groups in Communicator, the back end transfer of information has to be done. There is no, specific, timeframe that this occurs (and in some cases never happens). You can determine if your information has been moved to the Lync servers by the URL being used to connect to OCO.
Open Communicator and go to Tools/Options and click the Advanced button next to your email address.
- If it indicates poolx.oconline.com or something similar, you are still on the OCO servers and the backend transfer hasn't been done.
- If it indicates infra.lync.com, then you have been transferred. You can now successfully use Lync without any loss of contacts.
If you don't mind losing your contacts/groups, you can always upgrade now. Keep in mind that you won't be able to communicate with users still using Communicator, only with other Lync users. You still only get the same features as in Communicator, though, so there's no rush to upgrade if you don't need to. I usually recommend pushing out Lync at T-14 (two weeks prior to transition) to limit transition weekend stress.
- Proposto come risposta Daniel Trautman lunedì 12 marzo 2012 22:45