Author: Ken Withee, Sr. Technical Writer for Lync Server

The Lync Server 2013 On-Premises Architectures poster is designed to provide architectural guidance for planning and deployment. The poster contains information about common components of Lync Server, terminology used when planning a deployment, new features, server roles, and an installation overview. In addition the poster contains example architectures for increasing high availability and disaster recovery as well as small, medium, and large sample topologies.

You can download the poster here: Lync Server 2013 On-Premises Architectures Poster


We’ve also added a new topic, Lync Server technical diagrams, to the Lync Server TechNet Library that lists the other technical diagrams available for Lync Server.

The following diagrams are included:

Lync Call Quality Methodology poster

Learn about CQM, the Call Quality Methodology for Lync 2013 and 2010 that helps you find and eliminate issues affecting call quality and user experience for Lync implementations that include enterprise voice features.

Key Health Indicators: The Foundation for Maintaining Healthy Lync Servers

Learn about KHI metrics in maintaining healthy servers for the various roles and functions in Lync 2013.

Lync 2013 Platform Options

For BDMs and architects, this model describes the available platform options for Lync 2013. Customers can choose from Lync Online with Office 365, Hybrid Lync, Lync Server on-premises and Hosted Lync. The poster includes details of each architectural option, including the most ideal scenarios for each, the license requirements and IT Pro responsibilities.

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Protocol Workloads Poster

Learn how Lync Server can help your organization provide instant messaging, web conferencing, application sharing, and voice communication.


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