Introduction to Lync Server. Adam Jacobs Lync MVP. @adamjacobs. http://imaucblog.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. Agenda. What is Lync Server? History Industry recognition Implementation approaches Technical differentiators from Office Communications Server (OCS) Setup and deployment
Unified Conferencing: Audio, Video, Web
*Office Communications 2007 R2
“OCS…is certainly going to shake up the market.”
36% companies surveyed are already using OCS as UC client, more than IBM, Cisco and Public IM clients.
“If you didn’t think Microsoft was serious about voice communications before, you better believe it now.”
“Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications,” July 28, 2010.
Identify PBX integration opportunities – software upgrades and/or a vendor application gateway. Consult your PBX vendor and visit the *UCOIP
Introduce Conferencing functionality and cut existing costs (measure telephony capacity first) – my workplace saved £60k per annum!
Leverage existing PBX investment and introduce Communicator concepts via RCC
Consult your PBX vendor and visit the *UCOIP, identify integration opportunities. Alternatively you can deploy a side-by-side voice gateway
Telephony growth supported by EV with Lync chosen as standard for strategic replacement
Initially choose mix legacy, RCC and EV for agile workers (project teams, senior executives and IT)
Alternatively it could be the right time to replace your existing PBX for Lync – how many times has this asset been written off?
For greenfield deployments a voice gateway could be used, consult the *UCOIP for supported hardware
*Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program - here
Back End Server
collects IM and Meeting content
collects call quality and CDR related information
Internally, routes clients to corresponding home server
Externally, reverse proxies authentication requests
Front End Server
Handles authentication/registration, address book, IM, Conferencing & Response Groups
translates signalling and media (where bypass is not used) and routes to PSTN via gateway, IP-PBX or SIP trunk
used for external Communication & Collaboration (without the need for VPN)
*Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA)
a purpose-built Lync appliance, typically utilised for branch deployment
A/V Conferencing Server
as the name suggests (can be collocated with Front End server or deployed separately)
*Introduced with Lync
ETA late 2011
Lync Server Product Manager
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