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Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Technical Overview

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Technical Overview

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The Technical Overview chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides a technical overview of the product. This chapter is being developed. It describes the overall architecture, new enhancements to the different server roles, and what services comprise each server role. Ports and protocols used by each server role are also covered. You can download this chapter from here.

Author: Rui Maximo

Publication date: December 2010

Product version: Microsoft Lync Server 2010

The upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book will provide in-depth technical content about Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. The book will focus on professionals who want to understand more about how the product works internally. Product planning and deployment guidance is provided in the Lync Server documentation library in the Technical Library.

The Technical Overview chapter details the workloads that Lync Server supports. You can download this chapter from here. Based on the Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster, this chapter explains how the different server roles in Lync Server are configured to enable the following workloads:

  • IM and Presence
  • Audio and video conferencing
  • Web conferencing
  • Enterprise Voice

These workloads are the foundations for Microsoft Unified Communications. Each server role serves has a specific purpose. Each purpose is described to help provide context for when and why you should deploy a server role in your topology. This chapter describes which services each server role runs, and what ports and protocols it uses.

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Lync Server is a comprehensive solution for presence, IM, web conferencing, and telephony that provides a unified communications user experience that is integrated with Active Directory Domain Services, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Office.

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  • Is there a release date for the full book?

  • Hi,

    Thanks for providing opportunity to feedback on this. I have gone through document, it doesn't provide much information than what is available today on Microsoft online documentation and downloadable documents. I am trying to give you one of example, You could have included more detail on new services FE roles (like certificate service, how it works in FE/Standard server role section) another is Database role has more information like type of databases and what contents each database store. it seems that product has lot of enhancement but this chapter doesn't have that much of information. I have both resource kit books (OCS R1 and OCS R2), it was expected that OCS R2 resource kit couldn't have much changes because there was no significant changes in product but Lync does have that. I am just trying to provide honest feedback here

    Thanks,

  • Shane - no release date has been finalized yet. please check back regularly. A release date will be announced on DrRez's twitter account, http://twitter.com/DrRez. thanks.

    Sachin - thank you for your feedback. This is valuable information. Understanding what information/content our customers want is exactly the reason why we pre-release all our chapters to the web. I'll investigate incorporating more content on the following topics you mentioned:

    - FE services: more details on the certificate service

    - more details content on database (type of tables and content stored)

    If you can think of other specific topics you would like to see covered, that would be helpful. Please let us know!

    Also, keep in mind that more details are covered in subsequent chapters. This is an overview as stated in the title, but I can make sure that the content requested in covered in the appropriate chapter.

    I want to thank you for being a valued reader of our previous two books.

  • Shane - no release date has been finalized yet. please check back regularly. A release date will be announced on DrRez's twitter account, http://twitter.com/DrRez. thanks.

    Sachin - thank you for your feedback. This is valuable information. Understanding what information/content our customers want is exactly the reason why we pre-release all our chapters to the web. I'll investigate incorporating more content on the following topics you mentioned:

    - FE services: more details on the certificate service

    - more details content on database (type of tables and content stored)

    If you can think of other specific topics you would like to see covered, that would be helpful. Please let us know!

    Also, keep in mind that more details are covered in subsequent chapters. This is an overview as stated in the title, but I can make sure that the content requested in covered in the appropriate chapter.

    I want to thank you for being a valued reader of our previous two books.

  • Rui - Congrats on the first chapter release of what should be a great book!

  • I would like to see the contents should come-out with details explanation A/V Edge with deployment of HLB. This should presented with diagram and scenarios so that easy to understand. Especially, A/V from internal to external and external to internal.

    FYI, I have resource kit books OCS R2, but it it doesn't provide much detail information than what is available today on Microsoft online documentation and downloadable documents.

    I hope that with new Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book, it will cover detail explanation as compare OCS R2 kit book.

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