The Interoperability with Asterisk and Skype chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides information about integrating Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software with Asterisk, an open source Voice over IP (VoIP) server that can serve as a gateway for Lync Server. This chapter is being developed. It describes how to integrate Lync Server with PBXs that are not certified for direct Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) or with other third-party telephony systems (for example, Skype and Google Talk) by using Asterisk as the gateway. You can download this and other Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit chapters from the Download Center. (This chapter was formerly named “Interoperability with Third-Party Systems.” The name was changed to better describe what this chapter covers.)

Authors: Geoff Clark, Paul Adams

Publication date: June 2011

Product version: Lync Server 2010, Lync 2010

The upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book will provide in-depth technical content about Lync Server 2010. The book will focus on professionals who want to understand more about how the product works internally. You can download this and other Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit chapters from the Download Center. (This chapter was formerly named “Interoperability with Third-Party Systems.” The name was changed to better describe what this chapter covers.)

This chapter introduces how to integrate Lync Server 2010 with Asterisk. It is an open source Voice over IP (VoIP) server that can serve as a gateway for Lync Server. If you need to integrate Lync Server with PBXs that are not certified for direct Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) with Lync Server 2010 or integrate with other third-party telephony systems (for example, Skype and Google Talk), Asterisk comes with high-end features like interactive voice response (IVR), voice mail, or automatic call distribution (ACD). It is highly programmable and able to handle VoIP calls over multiple protocols.

Summary

This chapter introduces how to integrate Lync Server 2010 with Asterisk, an open source Voice over IP (VoIP) server that can serve as a gateway for Lync Server. It describes how to integrate Lync Server with PBXs that are not certified for direct Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) or with other third-party telephony systems (for example, Skype and Google Talk) by using Asterisk as the gateway.

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