2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2013 10:14 PM by KT

    Lync vs Open Fire = forum

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      I've tried Lync, I've tried Open Fire.  Lync was so complicated to setup, I made a forum just to keep up with the notes.  I got 4 people on it LOL, didn't even intend on it.  One day while getting frustrated with Lync, I ran across an old Hak5 episode that was talking about Open Fire.  I gave it a try and I was hooked.

       

      Needless to say, I've added a board on my Lync server 2010 forum for alternative communication servers.  Open Fire, and Spark are all I have listed.  If anyone would like to post any helpful information, tips, tricks on there, I would really appreciate it.

       

      Like I said, the forum is new, not really anyone on there, but If someone does come looking, I would like to help promote the Open Fire project.

       

       

      Thanks!

        • Lync vs Open Fire = forum
          wroot KeyContributor

          I didn't even managed to setup Lync It's just a giant PITA, like it is often with MS products.. Though it has nice integration features with other MS products, but it is just too complex.

            • Re: Lync vs Open Fire = forum
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              It took me 2 weeks to set up Lync for me.  Very scarce documentation, the videos that were suppose to help you install it where misleading.  They skipped about 5 critical steps in the videos and documentation.  Microsoft never published what they did as prerequisites, before even attempting to install Lync.

               

              I feel your pain hehe.