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Lync 2013 Preview Changes to the Lync Server Control Panel – Lync 2013 – Pro-Exchange,Lync & Office 365

The Lync 2013 Control Panel still has the same look and feel as the Lync 2010 Control Panel, it still requires silverlight to be installed to access the Control Panel.
As a natural evolution there are some extensions to the Control Panel that were not available in Lync 2010.

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One of the biggest changes in Lync Server 2013 Preview is the inclusion of Persistent chat thoughout the entire Lync stack.
Integration into the Client, Server and Management tools.

As you can see there is a separate tab for “Persistent Chat” and you can add Categories, configure add-ins, policies and configuration.
If you want to create “Persistent Chat Rooms” then you will need the Lync Management Shell or use the menu’s in the Lync 2013 Client that point to a website to manage your rooms.

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Another nice addition is the configuration options for Lync Mobile. In Lync 2010 these features were added sometime after RTM and management was Powershell only, now you can change Policies and Push notification via the Control Panel

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XMPP Federation congiruation is now backed into the Lync 2013 EDGE Server and can be managed from the Control Panel

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In Archiving you can see that the Exchange Server integration can be enabled and configured.
Note that Exchange 2013 is required for this to work.

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