The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting is an extension of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 software that is designed to allow service providers and system integrators to customize a Lync Server 2010 deployment and offer it as a service to their customers. This guide describes how to deploy and configure a basic architecture.
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What’s Available in the Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack
The features that integrate with other components and applications include the following:
· Presence A collection of attributes that provides an indication of a person's status, activity, location, willingness to communicate, and contact information.
· Instant messaging (IM) A form of real-time text-based communication.
· Data and desktop sharing A feature that allows users to share files, use whiteboard, and display their desktop to a meeting or to conversation participants.
· Conferencing Two-way video and audio transmissions between users in multiple locations.
· Unified Messaging An application that consolidates a user's voice mail, fax, and email into one mailbox, so that the user only needs to check a single location for messages, regardless of type. The email server is the platform for all types of messages, making it unnecessary to maintain separate voice mail and email infrastructures.
· Private branch exchange (PBX) replacement UC integration with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems can replace traditional phone exchange systems.
Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack partner feature sets include:
· Appliances Hand and head set I/O devices.
· Conferencing server gateway video Real-time IP video, voice, and data services.
· Mobility solution Allows mobile phones the same access to services as a standard desktop handset.
· Audio conferencing provider Integration with hosted conferencing systems.
· Short Message Service (SMS) Text messaging systems used by phones and mobile communication systems.
Feature Comparison: Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack versus Lync Online
Lync Server feature
Lync Multitenant Hosting Pack
Address Book Service Web Query service
Distribution List Expansion protocol (DLX)
Instant Messaging (IM)
Lync desktop client
Attendee (meeting only)
Lync Mobile on:iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone 7, Android
Conferencing and Sharing
Video conferencing over IP
Audio conferencing over IP only
Ad-hoc audio dial-out conferencing
Yesvia SIP Trunk
“Meet now” audio dial-out conferencing
Scheduled audio dial-out conferencing
Point-to-point/multiparty data conference (white boarding)
Point-to-point/multiparty file share
Point-to-point/multiparty desktop and application sharing
Point-to-point/multiparty Microsoft PowerPoint® slide sharing
Microsoft Outlook integration for IM, presence, calendar(with users on the same hosting partner)
Microsoft SharePoint® integration for IM, presence(with users on the same hosting partner)
PIC and Federation
Federation with Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)
Public IM connectivity and presenceWindows Live®, AOL®, Yahoo!®
Public IM connectivity audio/videoWindows Live
Basic calling features
Public switched telephone network (PSTN) calling via Lync incoming and outgoing
Call controlshold, transfer, forward, simultaneous ring
Advanced calling features
Private line (secondary Direct Inward Dialing (DID))
Outgoing DID manipulation
Private dial plans
Hosted Exchange Unified Messaging (UM) for voice mail