PlexHosted Announces the Availability of Microsoft® Lync Server 2010

PlexHosted Announces the
Availability of Microsoft Lync Server 2010

PlexHosted is pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft to complement our suite of Exchange email and SharePoint collaboration products. Built for business professionals who are on-the-go, Lync connects people in new ways by providing instant communication, status information on co-workers, and integration with Outlook.
Our Lync service starts at just $5.95/user/month with no upfront investment or on-going maintenance and upgrade fees. We do NOT lock you into ANY “Service Contracts”! If required, let us help you integrate with Exchange email to unleash the full potential of unified communications. Contact us
today to sign up for our free 30 day “no cost what so ever” Lync trial.
At PlexHosted your support is key to our business. A highly reliable and knowledgeable hosting partner is critical to your hosting success. Our support engineers are available 24/7 – when you have questions, we will more than likely have answers. In addition an application hosted by Plexhosted will save
you time, money, and as much as 60% in capital costs over hosting that application yourself.

Please visit us at http://plexhosted.com or call an expert at 888.939.7539 to find out more and sign-up today.

Microsoft Lync 2010 for iOS platform

Microsoft Lync 2010 for iOS platform

Hi! I know that you have an iPhone or an iPad. I hope that you still want to be mobile and using novelty of the mobile world? So today I want to tell you about the enterprise-ready unified communications platform – Microsoft Lync 2010.

Lync 2010 with PlexHosted connects
users in new ways, regardless of their physical location. The latest
release of the Lync 2010 delivers a fresh, intuitive user experience
that is directly accessible from Microsoft Office applications such
as Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft SharePoint2010.

Microsoft has released two new apps for the iOS platform, Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPad and Lync 2010 for iPhone, targeted at enterprise users with an Apple gadget in their pocket or bag.

Both free downloads – though requiring a Lync Server account (you can buy PlexHosted Lync 2010 account 😉 ) in order to actually function – the two apps offer instant messaging, audio conferencing and VoIP calls while on the move.

Lync 2010 for iOS extends the power of Lync to your mobile device – including rich presence, instant messaging, audio conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface.

Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPad

Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPad key features:

  • View colleagues’ availability in real time and select the best way to communicate – initiating an instant message (IM), email, or a phone call.
  • Connect to Lync conference calls with a single touch, without requiring long numeric passcodes or conference numbers.
  • Make and receive calls using your Enterprise Voice (Lync ID) number only, so you can connect with others using a single, consistent identity.
  • Lync 2010 for iPad provides transport layer security (TLS) and perimeter/internal network protection without requiring a VPN, so your communications experience is safer no matter where you are or what network you use.

Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPhone

Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPhone key features:

  • View colleagues’ availability in real time and select the best way to communicate – initiating an instant message (IM), email, or a phone call.
  • Connect to Lync conference calls with a single touch, without requiring long numeric passcodes or conference numbers.
  • Make and receive calls using your Enterprise Voice (Lync ID) number only, so you can connect with others using a single, consistent identity.
  • Lync 2010 for iPad provides transport layer security (TLS) and perimeter/internal network protection without requiring a VPN, so your communications experience is safer no matter where you are or what network you use.
Lync 2010 on the iPad
Join your mobile devices with Microsoft Lync 2010! Good luck!

How to Add an Additional Exchange Email Account in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the full-version email client included in the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications. Adding email accounts to Outlook is a fairly streamlined task, usually requiring only the email address and password for the Exchange email account.

To add an additional Exchange email account do next simple steps:

  • Run Outlook 2010
  • Click the File option on the top toolbar and then click the Add Account button under “Account Information”.

  • Type the name of the person to whom the new email account belongs into the field labeled Your Name. Type the email address for the new account in the Email Address input box. Type the password for the email account, and then retype the password to confirm. Click Next. Outlook will attempt to connect with the Exchange email server and log in with the information you have provided.

  • If successful, click Finish. The configuration is complete. If unsuccessful, click the Retry button to reattempt the connection, or click the Back button and manually configure the email servers.

  • You see the message like this. Press Ok and restart your Outlook 2010.

  • Additional account was added!

Good luck!

How to migrate (copy) Microsoft Outlook 2010 custom views to backup or share

Microsoft Outlook doesn’t offer an easy method to backup or share custom views, and exporting the contents to a new pst does not include the views or custom forms.

Copy views to a ViewsBackup.pst

  1. Add a new .pst (File, New, Outlook Data File).
  2. Add folders to the .pst for each type of view you need to copy. (One folder each of Mail, Calendar, contacts, etc).
  3. Select the first new folder.
  4. Open the Define views dialog.
  5. Select the view you want to copy to the new pst and click Copy.
  6. Select one of the “This folder…” options.
  7. Change the view name, if desired.
  8. Click Ok.
  9. Repeat for each view you want to copy.

Repeat for each folder type.

To copy a view that was originally designed for “this folder only”, you’ll need open that folder, and make a copy of it using the “For all [folders]” option then begin with Step 3.

Copying views to a different pst uses the same steps, but you’ll copy the “for this folder view” and set it for All [folder]. This adds it to the default pst (or Exchange mailbox). If you want it for a specific folder only, you’ll need to select the folder, copy the view again and set it for this folder only.

Views created for “this folder only” are stored in the folder – moving or copying the folder to a new pst includes these views (as well as custom forms published to the folder).

Exchange server users can copy views and published forms using the File, Folder menu.

How to fix SharePoint 2010 Cannot open workbook because it’s not stored in an Excel Services Application trusted location

If you are using the Office Web apps in SharePoint 2010 then you may come across this error…

“This workbook cannot be opened because it is not stored in an Excel Services Application trusted location. To create an Excel Services Application trusted location, contact your system administrator.”

To fix it do next simple steps:

  1. Jump into Central Administration and goto Manage service applications.
  2. Click on Excel services Application.
  3. Then click on Trusted file locations
  4. You can see that http:// is already there, so you could just add https:// or put in a url to a specific location
  5. Fill in the boxes and also ticked the trust children box.

Once you have done this go back to your SharePoint site and Excel document and it will open up in the browser! Good luck!

How to create shared contacts folders in Outlook 2010

To share your contacts in Outlook 2010 do next steps:

  1. Open Outlook 2010.
  2. Click on Contacts in the lower left corner, then click on the Contact Folder you wish to share to select.

  1. Next click on Share Contacts in the sharing section of the menu bar.

  1. An invitation will open up.

Note: If option “Recipient can add …” is checked the other person will be able to add, edit and delete items in the folder. If you only intend for them to see and use the items uncheck it.

Click on the To… button and select a user from the Global Address List that you wish to grant permission to share your contacts.

Then click Send and confirm the invitation.

  1. Click Yes to confirm sharing folder.

  1. The person you invited will receive an email with the invitation. Open received email.
  2. They click Open this Contacts Folder to accept.

Benefits of outsourcing Exchange Email

There are huge benefits to outsourcing your mail.

No single point of failure (power goes out, nic card dies, hard drive failure). All of this results in your mail being down.You do not have to pay for an exchange admin (min of $50k a year to have someone keep your mail server running).

Most hosting company (like the one i work for), have a ton of redundancy built into there networks. Its more more secure then your everyday work networks.

You can save a lot of money also by outsourcing. You never have to worry about hardware failure. No more having to purchase Microsoft Licenses, backup software,antivirus software. You also do not have to pay for that person to keep the server running. That includes everyday maintenance.

You also never have to upgrade. When you outsource, the hosting company do all the upgrades for you.

Also, most your hosting company have Top notch Enterprise security. Specially if the company is SAS70 compliant. They get audited all the time to make sure the customers data is secure and protected.

Also, Spam Filters. Most company’s (at least you should check first), include spam filtering. That is another cost you will have to pay if you keep it in-house.

There are a lot more, and i will be happy to go more in depth in this conversation if you wish. Also, I work for a Hosted Exchange company. If you are interested in talking to me offline about your needs, let me know. I didn’t want to make this just about my company but i wanted to just give you facts on any hosted exchange company you go with.

No matter what company you choose, i believe hosted exchange is a lot better then keeping it inhouse. Just make sure you do your research on the top hosted exchange company before you make your choice.

You can send me a private message if you want to talk offline about your needs and i can at least give you more information about what you need to look for.

Thanks

How to Create an Exchange Account in Outlook 2011 for Mac

This guide will show you how to create an Exchange 2010 account in Outlook 2011 for Mac using the manual method.

  1. Click on the Outlook icon.
  2. Click on Tools and then on Accounts.
  3. Click on Exchange account.
  4. Enter your email address in the E-mail address field your.
  5. Give your account a name in the Account description field.
  6. Save changes.