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OCS 2007 R1 federation with Lync Server 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We want to federate with our partner company who are using Lync Server 2010.  We are currently have OCS 2007 R1 and will be migrating to OCS 2007 R2 shortly.  What features are available with federation of OCS 2007 R1 and Lync Server 2010?  I see the A/V firewall and ports table shows that A/V and IM are available, but not desktop sharing and file transfer.  Can someone confirm this?  Should we wait for the OCS 2007 R2 migration to federate with Lync Server 2010?

    Thank you for your help!

    hkp11

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 12:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    To feedration between OCS and Lync, you will need those ports:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb803617(office.12).aspx

    When federating with Lync only, you only require TCP outbound (50000-59999)

    Your question regarding TCP/TLS is very important, has Lync has NO support for TCP.

    Cheers


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    Jean-Philippe Breton | Senior Microsoft Consultant | MCTS, MCITP, MCT, Lync MVP

    • Marked as answer by hkp11 Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:50 PM
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 3:38 PM
  • Should be OK.


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    Jean-Philippe Breton | Senior Microsoft Consultant | MCTS, MCITP, MCT, Lync MVP

    • Marked as answer by hkp11 Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:28 PM
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:27 PM

All replies

  • Hi hkp11

    Federation between OCS R1 and Lync will allow you to do PResence, IM, A/V.

    Since desktop sharing is a feature of OCS R2 and up, it will not be available to your OCS R1 client.

    But you could still use the Lync Web App/ Lync Attendee for your OCS R1 client. 

    So your Lync client could send an Online Meeting and your OCS R1 client could then use the DEsktop Sharing feature.

    Cheers 


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    Jean-Philippe Breton | Senior Microsoft Consultant | MCTS, MCITP, MCT, Lync MVP

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 1:30 PM
  • Hi JP,

    Thank you for answers!  Will the Lync attendee provide the application sharing as well?  Is there more of a security risk for the additional firewall ports (tcp 50000-59999,etc) that are required for federation between OCS R1 and Lync? 

    Also, we are currently using TCP for MOC 2007.  Would that also be a factor with federation with Lync?

    Thank you!

    Hkp11


    • Edited by hkp11 Tuesday, February 7, 2012 1:39 PM update
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 1:38 PM
  • You can view all functionality on this page
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg425882.aspx

    The table is correct:

    • File Sharing is only possible between Lync & Lync (Lync has different logic for file sharing than OCS R1 & R2)
    • Desktop sharing is not available in OCS R1 so it is not listed

    You can start out federating with your OCS R1 environment and move to R2 later (and add Desktop Sharing functionality)

    Why would you not just move to Lync instead of OCS?


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    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 1:40 PM
  • Hi JP,

    We are using RCC via Avaya AES v5.x.x.  I just saw an Avaya AES 5.2.x superpatch that supports Lync.  We were looking at migrating to OCS R2 back mid of last year, but since this superpatch, we will see about migrating to Lync instead. So, it shouldn't be an issue if we first federate with OCS R1 and then move the federation to Lync during the migration?

    We also are not at the latest MOC 2007 update release.  I think we should move from TCP to TLS when we deploy the new updated MOC 2007 client package to reduce any issues with federation with Lync.  Do you agree?

    Thank you!

    hkp11

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 1:52 PM
  • Hi

    To feedration between OCS and Lync, you will need those ports:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb803617(office.12).aspx

    When federating with Lync only, you only require TCP outbound (50000-59999)

    Your question regarding TCP/TLS is very important, has Lync has NO support for TCP.

    Cheers


    If a post is helpful, please take a second to hit the green arrow on the left, or mark as answer, thanks.


    Jean-Philippe Breton | Senior Microsoft Consultant | MCTS, MCITP, MCT, Lync MVP

    • Marked as answer by hkp11 Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:50 PM
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 3:38 PM
  • Hi JP,

    Only the MOC 2007 client is set for TCP, but the federation between OCS 2007 R1 and Lync Server 2010 will TLS communication, so it shouldn't be an issue, correct?

    Thanks,

    hkp11

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:22 PM
  • Should be OK.


    If a post is helpful, please take a second to hit the green arrow on the left, or mark as answer, thanks.


    Jean-Philippe Breton | Senior Microsoft Consultant | MCTS, MCITP, MCT, Lync MVP

    • Marked as answer by hkp11 Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:28 PM
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:27 PM