Supported Functionality

This section enlists the features supported by the Microsoft Lync family of products for different architectures in a virtualized environment.

Recap of Architectures

Full Desktop Remoting: In this mode, the entire desktop is remotely accessed by using either session virtualization or VDI.

Application Remoting: In this mode, a given application or a set of applications run on a remote server and accessed without remoting the entire desktop.

Application Streaming: In this mode, an application is virtualized by sequencing it, and deploying the sequenced version in the data center, in such a way that users can access and run the application on their local device without installing the application.

Microsoft Lync 2010

Feature

Full Desktop Remoting

Application Remoting

Application Streaming [1]

Presence

Supported

Supported

Supported

Instant Messaging

Supported

Supported

Supported

Desktop Sharing

Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Application Sharing

Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Sharing PowerPoint Presentations

Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Sharing Whiteboards

Supported

Supported

Supported

File Transfer

Supported

Supported

Supported

Audio

Desk phone paired using USBR[2]

Not Supported

Supported

Recording

Not Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Video

Not Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Online Meetings

Supported [3]

Supported ³

Supported [4]


[1] Application Streaming was verified on Microsoft products. For details, see the “Vendor Support” section earlier in this document.

[2] Audio is supported only in a VDI environment. Audio is not supported in a session-based desktop delivery environment such as Microsoft RDS.

[3] Communication modes for Online Meetings are limited by peer-to-peer communication modes supported for the specified architecture. For example, if audio is not supported on the specified architecture, audio will not work in Online Meetings.

[4] Joining online meetings from Microsoft Outlook meeting reminder and/or meeting invitation is not supported.

 

 

Product Versions, Architectures, and Environments

The following table provides an overview of tested modes with specific virtualization products and the client and server versions used thereof:

Vendor

Architecture Tested

Environment Tested

Server Version(s)

Client Version(s)

Microsoft

Full Desktop Remoting [1]

Remote Desktop Services RDS (using RDP client)

Windows Server® 2008 R2 [2]

Windows XP® SP3,

Windows Vista® SP2, and

Windows® 7

Application Streaming

App-V 4.6.1053

N/A

Windows XP SP3,

Windows Vista SP2, and

Windows 7

Citrix

Application Remoting, Application Streaming

XenApp 6.0.0.0 on Remote Desktop Services (using Citrix clients)

Windows Server 2008 R2 ⁷

Windows XP SP3,

Windows Vista SP2, and

Windows 7

Full Desktop Remoting [3]

XenDesktop 4.0.4522.0 with Hyper-V (using Citrix clients)

Provisioning Server 5.1 SP2

SCVMM 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 ⁷

managing

Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 ⁷

Windows XP SP3,

Windows Vista SP2, and

Windows 7


[1] Audio is not supported in this configuration.

[2] RTM build: Version 6.1 (build 7600)

[3] USBR (USB audio device redirection): Audio is supported only when a desk phone that is running Lync 2010 Phone Edition is connected to the remote desktop client, and the remote desktop client is configured to redirect this USB device to the server through the remote desktop protocol used.

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