I love to Demo Lync 2010 all the time.  I use it everyday, and love to show people how I use it.  When I show it, people want to know where they can get the software to download it.

Here is what you need.

First you will need Windows Server

You may want to look at Datacenter or Enterprise editions to  look at Hyper-V

Then to get Lync.

Lync Server:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ff808407.aspx

Lync Client:

64 bit http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=10400

32 bit http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5484

It works very well with our Email system

Exchange 2010 SP1:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd185495.aspx

I think most of these are 180 evaluations. 

Are you in the Dallas area? join the UC group   http://www.dfwucug.org/Pages/default.aspx

The leaders of this group are also talking at November’s  http://dfwitprofessionals.com

 

Enjoy!