Category Archives: Tools

Expresso – Free Tool to Build Advanced Regex in Lync

Normalization rules in Lync use .Net regular expressions (regex) to specify how phone numbers in various formats are matched to patterns and translated to the E.164 format. ( ) The Lync Server Control Panel provides a normalization rule builder, which helps walk through the process of creating basic regular expressions covering most scenarios. The… Read More »

TechNet Lync downloads and updates page redesigned

While browsing TechNet I noticed the Lync 2013 downloads and updates pages has been redesigned, now including items for Lync 2010 and OCS 2007 R2. Old Layout: New Layout: Some missing items: Microsoft Lync Connectivity Analyzer: and the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer: are not listed under “Tools”. Lync 2013 for Android: More »

Lync Connectivity Analyzer fails to open

I came across an issue where a fresh install of the Lync Connectivity Analyzer ( ) on Server 2012 wouldn’t launch. Looking in the Event Viewer I found the following errors. Event: ID 1026 Source .Net Runtime Application: LyncConnectivityAnalyzer.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception. Exception Info:… Read More »

Call Via Phone app Advanced review

With SNOM’s Enhanced Better Together being demonstrated at WPC 2013: and availability being most likely end of 2013. I figured it would be a good time to post my review of the Call Via Phone Advanced. A 3rd party Better Together type application for Lync and SNOM phones which is currently available. The Call… Read More »