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How to load balance Office Web Apps Server 2013 farm

Posted by in Load Balancing, Lync 2013, Lync Server

In my previous post, I showed how to create an Office Web Apps Server 2013 farm. Since I can’t leave you hanging, I am going to show you the next step of setting up a load balancer for the same. I assume you have created DNS entry for and pointed it to virtual service you are about to create on your load balancer. Ofcourse, I am going to show only KEMP load balancer setup, but I trust your intelligence and ability to translate this for other load balancer you…read more


How to setup Office Web Apps Server 2013 farm

Posted by in Load Balancing, Lync 2013, Lync Server

If you are deploying Lync Server 2013 and want to present Powerpoint presentations in Web Conferencing, Office Web Apps Server is a requirement. Most references I found talks about deploying a single server, however, I wanted to deploy redundant setup. In today’s post, I’m going to show you how to setup the farm. The assumption here is that you have already run Office Web Apps Server setup. The Office Web Apps Server setup is relatively straight forward next, next, finish type. All configuration must be done after setup is complete….read more


Understanding Push Notifications for Lync 2013 Mobility

Posted by in Lync 2013

With release of Lync 2013, Cummulative Update in February 2013, Microsoft enabled Lync 2013 deployments to serve mobile users. Release of mobile clients for Windows Phone 8, Apple iPhone/iPad and Android devices completes the solution as a whole. Setting up mobility for a pure Lync 2013 environment (I am not going to cover Lync 2010 co-existence today), is relatively straight forward process. You can refer to “Deployment Process for Mobility” for more details. Configuring push notification, however, turned out to be a bit of challenge for me. Not necessarily because…read more


MVP Webinar: Load Balancing Lync 2010 & 2013 in the Real World

Posted by in Events, Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Lync Server, Webinar

UPDATE: KEMP Technologies has posted video recording of webinar which can be accessed here: Slide Deck is available here:KEMP Lync Webinar Kemp Technologies is hosting a complimentary webinar on November 8 where we will be discussing Load Balancing for Lync 2010 and 2013. I have included details about webinar below. You can signup using provided link below. Hope to see you there! Learn about Load Balancing Microsoft Lync including real world examples from our panel of Lync experts: Alex Lewis principal consultant at Modality Systems and the author of…read more