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Lync 2010 integration with Exchange 2007 RRS feed

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  • I'm wondering if there are any step by step directions on getting Lync 2010 and Exchange 2007 integrated?  I wasn't sure if I will also need a Microsoft Unified Messaging Server somewhere in the mix to make things work or if just having a stand alone Lync 2010 server and Exchange 2007 server will do.  Any help is greatly appreciated and if you need more details about my setup let me know.  Thank you!
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:29 PM

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  • Hi,EmbraceDarko,

    If you needn't OWA integration,you needn't upgrade exchange server to 2010,but have to install at least SP2 on your exchange server 2007.You can find more information in the link Mohammad gave you in his first post.

    Additionally,more details about Lync feature integration with office 2003/2007/2010 please check the link below.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg412817.aspx

    Regards,

    Sharon


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    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:48 AM
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  • Hi,

    You only require the Exchange Unified Messaging (UM) server role if you are deploying Enterprise Voice on Lync. UM provides voicemail for your voice users, and there is an integration process that needs to be completed for this to work (which is covered in the Lync Server 2010 documentation.

    Exchange integration is also done via EWS (Exchange Web Services), so you need to make sure these URLs (namely the Autodiscover URL) are reachable by Lync.

    Let me know if you need a bit more info than this and I can elaborate.


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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 6:02 PM
  • Hi,

    Here are the steps for Exchange 2010 (similar to 2007)

    http://blog.schertz.name/2010/11/lync-and-exchange-um-integration/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+jschertz+%28Jeff+Schertz%29

    As Justin says, exchange is for voicemail, you will need Exchange unified messaging role, and 2007 is fine.

     

    Hope that helps

     

    Tom


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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 7:46 PM
  • Thank you guys for the quick responses.  I noticed a feature with the Lync/Outlook integration which allows you to message people within Outlook instead of emailing them.  Also the feature showed "statuses" of each user.  If I'm trying to accomplish this will I also need the UM for exchange enabled as well?  Or is this something that can be accomplished without UM?  Thanks again!
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 7:52 PM
  • Hi there,

    for  Lync IM integration with Outlook Web App you don't need to deploy Exchange UM role, however This Integration requires to have Exchange 2010 or 2010 SP1 Client Access Servers deployed and not Exchange 2007.

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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:18 PM
  •  

    Are you talking about Outlook or Outlook Web App? (OWA)?

    Either way Presence in Outlook or Basic IM in OWA doesn't require Exchange UM. Exchange UM is just for 'voicemail' ability as far as Lync is concerned, as Charbel says

    Hope that helps


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    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:49 AM
  • Tom,

    I believe there's a conflict here, as far as i know OWA which means outlook web access on Exchange 2007/2003 can't be integrated for instant messaging with lync or OCS the integration was introduced with exchange 2010 and exchange 2010 sp1

    regards,


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    Friday, May 20, 2011 10:01 PM
  • Thank you guys for the quick responses.  I noticed a feature with the Lync/Outlook integration which allows you to message people within Outlook instead of emailing them.  Also the feature showed "statuses" of each user.  If I'm trying to accomplish this will I also need the UM for exchange enabled as well?  Or is this something that can be accomplished without UM?  Thanks again!

    For Outlook integration you won't require the Exchange UM, also you will not do any configuration on the server side, its a client side integration, and goes automatically as long as you have Outlook 2007 SP2 or higher, and lync installed on the same machine.

     

    for more Information check the below link:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398806.aspx

    hope this helps, may you have further questions, just let us know


    Mohammad Saeed Abdelaziz | MCSE 2003 | MCTS: Lync, OCS, Exchange2007 | CCNP | UC Voice Specialist http://ms-uc.blogspot.com/
    Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:19 AM
  • As far as i know IM in OWA is only supported for Exchange 2010 RTM/or SP1.

     

    for UM integration, it works with both Exchange versions, and configurations is the same.

     

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/jenstr/archive/2010/09/23/exchange-2010-rtm-sp1-owa-im-integration-with-microsoft-lync-server-2010.aspx

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/ilvancri/archive/2010/09/22/configuring-exchange-2010-sp1-and-lync-rc-to-enable-owa-as-lync-endpoint.aspx


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    Saturday, May 21, 2011 12:24 AM
  •  

    OWA was outlook web Access in 2003/2007, It changed to Outlook Web App (still OWA confusingly ;-) in Exchange 2010.

    Most people refer to the web based access as OWA on all versions.


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    Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:41 AM
  • Hi,

    As they said above,if you just  Instant Messaging (IM) integration configuration between Lync Server and Exchange Server,you needn't deploy Exchange UM.However ,this integration feature is only supported by Exchange 2010 or later version. You should upgrate your exchange server to 2010 before you deploying it.

    Here is an article about Lync an exchange IM integration written by Jeff.

    http://blog.schertz.name/2010/11/lync-and-exchange-im-integration/

    Regards,

    Sharon


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    Monday, May 23, 2011 6:50 AM
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  • I'm looking to have the instant messaging feature, status of other person feature all within Outlook.  I haven't quite gotten to OWA yet.  Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems for me to accomplish this I"ll have to upgrade from Exchange 2007 to 2010?  Thanks again guys for all your help.  These forums rock!
    Monday, May 23, 2011 1:34 PM
  • NO, there is no Need for the upgrade to have this feature work.

     

    This Only require Outlook 2007 SP2 or higher on the client machine.

     

    when you login on both Outlook and Lync Client, this Integration will work Automatically, and you will be able to achieve the above :)

     

    Regards,


    Mohammad Saeed Abdelaziz | MCSE 2003 | MCTS: Lync, OCS, Exchange2007 | CCNP | UC Voice Specialist http://ms-uc.blogspot.com/
    Monday, May 23, 2011 1:44 PM
  • Hi,EmbraceDarko,

    If you needn't OWA integration,you needn't upgrade exchange server to 2010,but have to install at least SP2 on your exchange server 2007.You can find more information in the link Mohammad gave you in his first post.

    Additionally,more details about Lync feature integration with office 2003/2007/2010 please check the link below.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg412817.aspx

    Regards,

    Sharon


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    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:48 AM
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