This would allow for more granular control of specific users/groups being able to federate with specific allowed domains, while other users/groups have access to other allowed domains.
My suggestion is that this list should be visible in the Lync Server Control Panel... more »
It would be nice if this was an option, maybe through policy. We sometimes have lots of federated clients, and need to appear busy to them, but available to internal resources. I know we could set privacy relationships, but this is several users with a substantial number of federated contacts.
Right now, the audio test service account has a long SIP address, such as sip:RtcApplicationfirstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to enable federation for this so you can test externally, you have to know this long address. It would be nice to be able to change it for easier use. By the way - changing it in adsiedit breaks it.
When we attempt to invite them to a meeting, their native client takes priority and attempts to connect but fails due to their non federated environment or firewall. We then have them back track and open up the web client.
While this is a workaround... more »
As most Lync Pros know, these are going away. I know the hedge fund types love to use Yahoo IM, and aren't inclined to move to Lync if Yahoo federation is dying.
Persistent Chat is a fantastic tool for collaboration and knowledge sharing. What would make it better would be to have it support federation, allowing people from outside the Lync AD Domain to be members of Chat Rooms and participate. Anything in the near future?
while there is a privately owned Lync directory that is very handy, http://www.lyncdirectory.com/ it would be better if each Lync server automatically listed in a Microsoft owned Lync Federation Directory to speed up searching for lync contacts.
It's kind of clunky that we say Lync integrates with Outlook contacts, but then you have to add lync contacts all over again one by one?!? People expect this to be at least like Skype, so ping each contact to Skype while you're at it. To make things 'usable' you have to make it easy to use from the beginning and show... more »