• Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Enterprise Voice

    Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Communications Server 2007 R2 introduced some of the core features needed to address Enterprise Voice requirements. Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software builds on those solid investments and introduces several new features. This chapter takes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Address Book Service

    The Address Book Service chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides details about contacts in Microsoft Lync 2010 and how they are handled by the Address Book Service in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. This chapter is being developed. It describes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Exchange UM Integration

    The Exchange Unified Messaging Integration chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides information about integrating Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging (UM) with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. This chapter is being developed. It describes how to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: SharePoint Integration

    Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software now integrates with Microsoft SharePoint Server. This chapter covers Lync 2010 and SharePoint out-of-the-box integration features. These products have been originally designed with integration in mind, needing no special installations or customizations to take...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Response Group Application

    The Response Group Application chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides a detailed description of the Response Group application in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. First introduced in Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2, Lync Server...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Troubleshooting Specific Workloads

    The Troubleshooting Specific Workloads chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides examples of how to troubleshoot workloads in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. This chapter is being developed. It focuses on the Enterprise Voice workload, describes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Client Administration

    Microsoft Lync Server 2010 introduces updated and enhanced tools for managing servers and clients. With the introduction of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Control Panel, all client management tasks are integrated into the same tool that is used to manage servers. In addition, with the new Lync Server...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Enhanced Presence

    The Enhanced Presence chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides information about the enhanced presence service, which relays presence information between two communication entities in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. This chapter is being developed...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Interoperability with XMPP Systems Using the XMPP Gateway

    The Interoperability with XMPP Systems using the XMPP Gateway chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides details about how the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) gateway works with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. It describes ways...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Technical Overview

    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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Instant Messaging

    The Instant Messaging chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides details about how SIP is used for instant messaging (IM) in a Lync Server 2010 deployment. This chapter is being developed. It describes collaboration scenarios that use IM and details the internal processes...
  • Blog Post: Update: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Enterprise Voice

    We are pleased to announce a major update to this previously released Resource Kit chapter. We have added eight pages of new information on Call Admission Control (CAC). You can download this and other Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit chapters from the Download Center . Author: Andreas Strebel...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Archiving and Monitoring

    The Archiving and Monitoring chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book highlights the new and improved archiving and monitoring features in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. It describes archiving and monitoring in Lync Server. You can download this and other...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Direct SIP

    When Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software is deployed in an enterprise environment that already has telephony infrastructure, some level of interoperability is required. This allows users and devices on the existing infrastructure to communicate with Lync Server 2010 users and devices....
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: New Features Overview

    The New Features Overview chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides an overview of the new features in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. This chapter is being developed. It describes the new features in Lync Server that focus on the feature sets...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Server Administration

    The Server Administration chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides information about how Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software stores and manages configuration data in the Central Management store and how to work with role-based access control (RBAC)...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Conferencing and Collaboration

    The Conferencing and Collaboration chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides details about how conferencing and collaboration works in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. This chapter is being developed. It describes the comprehensive set of tools Lync...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: External User Access

    Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software allows users to connect to each other remotely. This chapter describes the most common remote access scenarios, and then provides detailed call flow diagrams, traces, and related ms-diagnostics codes. Overviews of the basic scenarios are provided, giving...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Interoperability with Asterisk and Skype

    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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Troubleshooting Basics

    Troubleshooting can be one of the most challenging tasks that an administrator, systems engineer, or other information technology professional can undertake. The key to troubleshooting is an in-depth understanding of how something is supposed to work. This chapter discusses the basics of troubleshooting...