DirSync for 64-bit now a reality

It’s something that we’ve been wanting for quite a long time, and a couple of days ago by stealth update DirSync for 64-bit was released to the Office 365 community.
You can read more about it here: http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/sso/555.aspx

We’re yet to deploy it ourselves, although we were just about to get a few customers to set up 32-bit servers in their environments so we could get DirSync going – so now we don’t need to!
Realistically there should be no difference between the 32 & 64 bit versions except for platform compatability, so if it works as expected there won’t be a need for a follow-up blog post. 🙂

Get the Lync for Mac 2011 client for Office 365 today

The Lync client for Mac 2011 is now available for download from the Microsoft Online Portal downloads page (https://portal.microsoftonline.com/download/).
You will only see the option appear if you’re running Safari.

Having used the client myself and set it up for customers I found it’s a breeze and almost as fully featured as the Windows version.
One quick gotcha though – it doesn’t support switching audio devices when loaded. You actually need to exit the program, change your audio device in the Mac control panel, then load Lync for Mac again.