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Scott Middlebrooks

I am a Senior Technical Architect within the Microsoft practice at Perficient. In this role, I am responsible for strategy, delivery, operations, and technical sales support aspects of enterprise infrastructure projects, especially Microsoft Unified Communications projects. I have extensive experience in traditional telephony, voice over IP, network design and architecture, systems engineering and infrastructure security. Prior to joining Perficient, I served as the Chief Information Officer at Northridge. Northridge was a leading Microsoft consultancy based in Atlanta, Georgia and was acquired by Perficient in July of 2012. I posses several Microsoft Certifications including: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on both the Windows NT 4.0 platform as well as the Windows Server 2003 platform, Microsoft Certified Technology Professional for Lync and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Virtualization. I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia, GO DAWGS! In my time away from the office I enjoy time with my family and friends, UGA football, anything aviation related and I love cooking, especially on my Big Green Egg!

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Lync Conference 2013 off to a great start!

Greetings from San Diego and my inaugural post from my new Surface Pro! Lync Conference got off to a great start on Monday evening with the welcome reception and mingling at the exhibit hall.  It was a great time for all of us Lync’ers to meet and greet, exchange information and see some great solutions focused around […]

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Lync support for Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012

This is the final post in the Twelve Days of Lync’mas series, to see an index of all twelve posts, click here. On the twelfth day of Lync’mas my UC team gave to me: Support for Windows and SQL Server 2012. Introduction Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 for the 12th day of Lync’mas… […]

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Lync Conference 2013 – T minus 9 weeks and counting!

This is part nine of The Twelve Days of Lync’mas, to see an index of all twelve posts click here. On the ninth day of Lync’mas my UC Team gave to me: a trip to Lync Conf… in 9 weeks! Nine weeks and counting until the first ever Lync Conference.  Nine weeks sounds like a […]

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Lync Edge – Best Practices for Public IP Addresses

This is part seven of  The Twelve Days of Lync’mas, to see an index of all twelve posts click here. On the seventh day of Lync’mas my UC Team gave to me: 7 public IP addresses Introduction A question that I am often asked when planning Lync Edge servers is “how many public IP addresses do […]

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Lync 2013 Architecture and the Hex Core CPU

 This is part six of The Twelve Days of Lync’mas, to see an index of all twelve posts click here. On the sixth day of Lync’mas my UC Team gave to me: 6 core CPUs Introduction Remember when multi-core CPUs first came out?  Not so long ago I remember thinking, dual cores on one socket, […]

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Lync and the role of the media gateway

This is part one of a twelve post series, to see an index of all twelve posts click here. On the first day of Lync’mas my UC Team gave to me: a media gateway for PSTN connectivity. In the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” the first day is the building block for the other […]

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The Twelve Days of Lync’mas: Introduction

I am sure you are familiar with the old holiday tune, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  My favorite rendition as a child was by John Denver and the Muppets.  We had the record- yes, actual vinyl- and would play it over and over again while decorating the Christmas tree.  Growing up, I never really knew what was […]

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Verify source network address translation with wget

I was working with a customer recently to troubleshoot problems with Microsoft Lync Application Sharing and I needed to verify the source network address translation (NAT) of the Lync Edge server external interface IP addresses.  The customer had a fairly typical Lync Edge server implementation: one internal DMZ zone network interface with one private IP address and […]

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Lync 2013 executable filename change

I just finished a support call dealing with this situation, so I thought it was worthy of a quick post.  As my colleague, Jason Sloan, pointed out in his post “Lync Server 2010 to Lync Server 2013 Migration QoS Gotcha,” the Lync executable filename has changed from communicator.exe in Lync 2010 to lync.exe in Lync 2013.  Jason brought […]

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So you want UC… what about your network?

When it comes to a Unified Communications (UC) solution, one of the things you may hear in your research is that UC will “bring your network to its knees” or that UC will necessitate an investment in large amounts of wide area network (WAN) bandwidth.  While certain UC modalities (video or application sharing) will take more […]

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