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Andrew Bronstad

Andrew Bronstad

I work on Microsoft based UC projects utilizing Lync Server and Exchange Server. Design, migrations and interoperability with TDM-PBX and IP-PBX platforms like Cisco Unified Call Manager (CUCM), Nortel Option 11C, Avaya S8500, ShoreTel, Inter-Tel, NEC and Tadiran. Integration typical includes a media gateway from AudioCodes, Dialogic, Ferrari Electronics or Sonus/NET.

Contributions by Andrew Bronstad

Disabling Entry, Leave Announcements during a Lync Meeting

When hosting a meeting with people coming late or leaving early, it's annoying to her either the participant's name or the 'ding' sound.  Here are two ways to disable them while in a Lync Meeting. ...

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Skype for Business Primers

Microsoft has been holding an Office 365 World Tour in many city across the world.  There are 4 sessions in which Skype for Business (aka Skype4b, SfB) content was presented.  Some nice new features ...

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Exchange 2013 CU stuck at 76% Mailbox role: Mailbox service

While working on an Exchange 2013 CU6 upgrade, the upgrade got stuck at 76% on the "Mailbox role: Mailbox service" step.  It had been stuck there for about 45 minutes.       I looked at the ExchangeS...

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Analytics for Microsoft Lync environments

If you are looking for in depth analytics of your Lync environment, I would recommend Event Zero's suite of Dossier for Lync products.  We have been using their products at Concurrency and I am just ...

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Exchange Server 2013 body of .ics attachment empty

I helped a customer with an issue where the .ics attachment sent from their travel agency that was supposed to have travel itinerary in the body of the .ics file was blank.  As one could image this c...

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Install Exchange Server 2013 CU via command line

These steps are assuming a single forest, single domain envionment. Prerequistes: Windows Management Framework 3.0 (requires reboot) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3...

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Lync 2013 Failover 513 Message Too Large

I was troubleshooting outbound calling failures in a Lync 2013 environment.  When making an outbound call to the SBC, I found that the SBC was responding back with a 513 Message Too Large (https://to...

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