Byron O. Spurlock

Byron O.

Byron O. Spurlock is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in unified communications and messaging. He writes a blog about Exchange Server and unified communications.

Determining how many front-end servers to deploy in Skype for Business Server 2015
Need to know how many front-end servers you should get ready to run Skype for Business Server 2015? Byron O. Spurlock has an updated guide to plan to handle the capacity needed, even if a server goes down and your other servers have to handle a sudden spike.
Skype for Business Server 2015 and Lync Server 2013
Understanding the Main Types of Federation in Skype and Lync Environments
Find out how Discovered Partner Domain, Allowed Partner Domain, and Allowed Partner Server federation differ from each other.
Lync Server 2013
Lync 2013 Server Draining
Have you ever wondered if you can perform maintenance on your Lync servers without disrupting users? Here's the answer to this commonly asked question.
Skype for Business and Lync 2013 clients
Controlling Who Can Use the Skype for Business Client
The April 2014 Office update includes the new Skype for Business client. By using client policies or editing the registry, you can control who can use it.
Lync Enterprise Voice
Assign Lync Voice Policies to Your Common Area Phones 2
In a Lync Enterprise Voice deployment, you need to protect the phones being used by multiple users or the public.
Lync Server Critical Mode

With all the compliance and regulatory requirements in IT environments today, have you ever wondered how this might affect Microsoft Lync Server?  Environments might be curious to know what Lync has to offer within the space of compliancy.  I can some this up for you in two easy words; “Critical Mode”.  Lync has the ability to allow Administrators to turn enable “critical mode” when Lync Archiving is enabled.   When critical mode is enabled in the Lync environment, this gives administrators the peace of mind that for any reason the backend da

Lync Server 2013
Lync Server 2013 Routing Groups
To understand the effects of routing groups, you need to understand their architecture and how a server failure can affect where user accounts reside.
Lync Server 2013
Back Up and Restore Lync Contacts Using PowerShell 2
If you regularly back up Lync contacts, you can easily restore missing contacts for a user or an entire pool.
Lync Server 2013
Lync Server 2013 SQL Mirroring
Setting up and working with SQL mirroring in Lync isn't difficult. Here's how to configure the mirror, handle routine server maintenance, and deal with node outages.
Lync Server 2013
What Happens When Exchange Server and Lync Server Aren't Integrated
Exchange Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013 don't have to be integrated. Here's how calls flow when there's Exchange Unified Messaging with no Lync integration.
Resiliency Routing for Enterprise Voice in Lync Server 2013
Resiliency Routing for Enterprise Voice in Lync Server 2013 1
Resiliency routing is often overlooked or misunderstood, but it's important to have redundant routes to the local PSTN in an Enterprise Voice deployment.
Decoding Lync's EndpointConfiguration.cache file
Decoding Lync's EndpointConfiguration.cache File 1
Once you understand its purpose, the EndpointConfiguration.cache file can help you troubleshoot problems with client connections.
Lync Server 2013
Calling Number Translation in Lync Server 2013
Recent changes made to phone number translations in Enterprise Voice can make life easier for PBX and Lync Server 2013 administrators alike.
Microsoft Lync Server 2013
Unified Messaging Architecture in Exchange Server 2013
Changes in the Unified Messaging architecture in Exchange Server 2013 have had a ripple effect in the voicemail routing process in Lync Server 2013.
Lync Enterprise Voice
Take Advantage of the ICE Warning Flag Decoder
The ICE Warning Flag Decoder is a free Microsoft tool that makes troubleshooting problems with Lync Enterprise Voice calls much easier.

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