A lot of my customers have been asking when this was coming since they wanted to begin planning for their virtualized and physical Lync server deployments. This tool has quite a few improvements over the RC planning tool. I pointed out some them below.
This tool has a new virtualization option in the tool shown below:
I like they added in the option for HLB or DNS LB:
Looks like some of my feedback made it into the tool like this one. I asked them to make the Director optional for some smaller single pool deployments:
Nice new virtualization pages:
New collocation of mediation server option:
Some tweaks to the Visio drawing where it shows virtualized roles now:
New and very cool virtualization information listed here:
Nice new breakdown of host and guest requirements for Lync deployments:
Updated Edge network diagram:
Grab the RTW Lync planning tool here.