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Night Bell Functionality

We have this installed in a Manufacturing Environment, and during normal business hours, there is a receptionist to answer the calls. but during off-hours, we need to have the ability to have the System ring over the PA system. That being said, we would need to have the functionality of someone answering the phone from any phone in the plant - entering in a number sequence, and then the call would be answered - and... more »
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Additional Codec Support

With the increasing number of ITSPs that support Direct SIP to Lync, it would be very helpful if the Lync Mediation Role supported the G.729 codec. This would reduce the bandwidth requirements on the link between the Lync server and the ITSP.

Also, it would be nice if Lync could support H.264 for HD video. Those of us who are stuck with a non-Polycom video conferencing infrastructure have trouble justifying paying... more »
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Join Conference Audio/Video via WLM

Lync Web App + Dial-In Conference Number works pretty well.

A neat feature would be to make use of the PIC Audio/Video connectivity with Windows Live Messenger to allow a guest to be "called" based on their Windows Live ID. All the collaboration would still use Lync Web App, but Audio and Video would be handled via Windows Live Messenger.

This would allow Lync Web App to be useable for guest users without having to... more »

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Push IMs To All Clients

I have a mobile client, a web client and a desktop client and I regularly lose instant messages because the Lync server routes them to the last logged in client instead of all clients.

Or more accurately Lync offers the IM to all signed in devices to be received. If the IM is not received within a period of time, Lync defaults to accepting it on the last active endpoint.

In practice what happens is you do something... more »
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Missing features in general

There are several high profile missing features in Lync. Many are ideas submitted in this very forum. There is very little evidence that Microsoft is paying any attention to this site, but we plug away nonetheless.

My idea is for Microsoft to actually do something about the missing features.

From my perspective, these missing features are the customers' biggest complaints.

Hold Music - why can't we just have server... more »
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Lync Phone Edition EWS Integration

For organizations that require password changes (which almost all do), when I change my Active Directory account password it does not update the password on Lync Phone Edition. Generally this isn't an issue as the phone keeps working, BUT, Exchange intregration on the phone becomes unavailable because my password is wrong. I cannot view Call Logs, Voicemails, or Calendar on the phone. It requires me (and our users)... more »