Hey TLG and Lync fans,
You can now download the new Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Lync Server 2013. If you are new to Lync 2013 and want to get some hands-on experience prior to planning and deployment, this is a great way to create a working install of Lync Server 2013 with two client computers to test point-to-point communication features.
Here is the stack for this TLG (click on it for a larger version):
And here is the lab configuration, consisting of 5 computers:
You build out and then demonstrate the instant messaging and out-of-the-box conferencing capability of Lync Server 2013 in the following steps:
For additional instructions to build this test lab on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V server, see Hosting the Lync 2013 Test Lab with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. Here is the resulting configuration (click on it for a larger version):
For more information about TLGs, see Test Lab Guides.
I really, really, really wish these directions could be updated to use Server 2012 R2.