Microsoft Lync 2013 and Lync 2010 cumulative update

Microsoft has released additional quarterly updates for Lync – these updates are focused on all Lync Server versions and include Lync 2013 mobile and LPE which apply to both Lync 2010 and Lync 2013.

This update doesn’t contain database update.

The October 2013 Updates cover 5 major areas:

  • Lync Server 2013
  • Lync 2013 Mobile Client Updates
  • Lync 2010 Client and Server
  • Lync Phone Edition Updates
  • Skype for Kindle & iOS7 Devices


The newest cumulative updates for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 are available here:

and for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 here:


Updates for Lync Server 2010/2013:





Lync Server 2013



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Lync Server 2010



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Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Server



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Exchange Server Deployment Assistant new better version

Exchange Team Blog released new version of great tool Exchange Server Deployment Assistant. 

This version was released on 10/02/2013

The Exchange Server Deployment Assistant now combines all the on-premises and hybrid deployment scenarios from both the Exchange 2013 Deployment Assistant and the Exchange 2010 Deployment Assistant into a single tool. We’ve eliminated the need for the installation of Silverlight and provide guidance for all Exchange Server deployments in a true one-stop shop experience. We’ve also kept the same, convenient question-and-answer format to create a customized, step-by-step checklist with instructions to deploy Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2010.


Using this tool first you need to select the one of the three basic deployment tracks:

  • On-premises
  • Hybrid
  • Cloud Only


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Exchange 2003 soon end of support

Using Microsoft Exchange 2003 ?

Better hurry to change to new version.

Soon you will be left without any support from Microsoft. If you want to still have support for your Exchange Server you need to migrate to new version in 6 months.

With 04/08/2014 support for Microsoft Exchange 2003 will end.


Products Released Lifecycle Start Date Mainstream Support End Date Extended Support End Date Service Pack Support End Date
Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 09/28/2003 04/14/2009 08/14/2014 05/25/2005
Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1 05/25/2004 Not Applicable Not Applicable 01/08/2008
Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 10/19/2005
Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition 09/28/2003 04/14/2009 04/08/2014 05/25/2005

Exchange 2010 hide distribution list members

In Microsoft Exchange 2003, hiding the membership of a distribution list was very easy, just right click Exchange Tasks>Hide Membership in the Exchange System Management console

Unfortunately this feature is not available in Exchange 2010.

To hide members of distribution group you can use dynamic distribution group, which enumerate the group membership based on an LDAP query for a particular attribute being set on the user object.

But if you don’t want to use dynamic distribution group or members of this group can’t be connected by any attribute, then you can modify distribution group object using ADSIEDIT to modify hideDLMembership attribute.

Open ADSIEDIT console, find distribution group, open properties and find hideDLMembership then set value of this attribute to True.




This modification will prevent the expansion of groups in Outlook and OWA





Core Solutions of Exchange Server 2013 Jump Start free webinar

You can register to free Microsoft Virtual Academy Life Event about Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

Exchange 2013 Jump Start webinarium

This online event Core Solutions of Exchange Server 2013 Jump Start will take place on October 8th 2013 at 9 am PDT

As a instructor team we will see :

  • Mike Pfeiffer – Microsoft Certified Master and Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. He’s a big fan of automation and scripting, and he is the author of the PowerShell cookbooks for Exchange Server 2010 and 2013
  • Jason Helmick – Jason is a 25-year IT veteran and Senior Technologist at Concentrated Technology. He’s an avid supporter of the PowerShell community as board member and CFO of PowerShell.Org. He is the author of ‘‘Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches’’ and contributing author to


During this session they will talk about below issues:.

– Deployment of the new Exchange roles
– Planning and managing the mailbox role
– Managing users and mailbox environments
– Managing address lists and policies
– Managing client access
– Managing mobile devices for email
– Troubleshooting message delivery
– Messaging compliance with transport rules
– Disaster mitigation and high availability

If you want to register for this session click on link below

Core Solutions of Exchange Server 2013 Jump Start – Microsoft Virtual Academy Live Event

To register you need to have MVA account, but if you don’t you can easily create it.

This session will take 8h, 9am – 5pm (PDT)


Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals free ebook from MS Press

MS Press blog announced new free ebook about Windows Azure.IntroducingWindowsAzure

Whether you’re new to the Windows Azure platform or are already using it in your business, this book has something that should interest you. Most Windows Azure services are described in some detail, with screenshots used to demonstrate some of the multitude of capabilities of the platform. And for the experienced we have lots of under-the-hood insights and expert tips written by Microsoft insiders who develop, test, and use the Windows Azure platform.

Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals can be downloaded here: PDF

What’s inside:

Chapter 1 Understanding Windows Azure
What is Windows Azure?
Why use the cloud?
Resisting the cloud
Windows Azure under the hood
Windows Azure services
Windows Azure components
Windows Azure solutions

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