Dec 082015

azureappinsightsIn the first part of this series I wrote about what Azure Application Insights (AI) can do and how to add extra information to the tracking telemetry your application sends to AI.

The solution that I wanted to add AI tracking to was a Windows Service with self-hosted WCF services. One service is the server side of a SOAP service where the caller defined the SOAP WSDL, and the other WCF service is a single method that receives raw XML as a http POST message. To track each request to the WCF service, I decided to use a message inspector.

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Dec 142012

I have recently begun the process of migrating my workplace’s Lync infrastructure from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013. It is not a trivial process, but easier than my previous upgrade from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync 2010. That involved a number of calls to Microsoft Premier support, and using ADSI Edit to delete some old entries left by a previous installation of Live Communications Server 2005.

The tools to configure and deploy Lync 2013 are very similar to the Lync 2010 tools, so at least the interface is familiar if you know Lync 2010.

As before, it’s not possible to upgrade in-place, you must install the Lync 2013 servers side-by-side and then move users from Lync 2010 to 2013.

During the upgrade I ran into a few problems.

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