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 »
Right now, the audio test service account has a long SIP address, such as sip:RtcApplicationemail@example.com. 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.
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.