February 18 2011

Lync 2010 Conversation Translator

There is a simple and great extension of the Lync 2010 client that can allow you to have a real-time conversation with someone in a completely different language.

For example, just by adding a few registry entries, you can have an entire Lync conversation with someone who doesn’t speak English and Lync will do the language translation back and forth.

There is more information here but basically you just need to add the following current user registry entries and a new window is added to the Lync client.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


"Name"="Conversation Translator"






[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsZoneMapDomainsmicrosoft.cominput]


Fantastic add-on!!

February 16 2011

Find versions of Lync clients

If you are running Lync Server 2010 and have previously used OCS, you may realize how hard it is to find the versions of Lync that your clients are running. It was very easy to do with OCS.

Stephen Olsen has written a fantastic tool that will show you the version each client is running along with a bunch of other useful information.

Find Lync Versions tool
Find Lync Versions tool

To find out more about this tool, visit his website http://www.stumper66.com/software/lync.html. Also download a copy of the tool from me – http://blog.danovich.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/FindLyncVersions.zip.