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About the Book
The most comprehensive, realistic, and useful guide to Microsoft Lync Server 2013, today's leading Unified Communications system.
Four expert Lync consultants and implementers bring together in-the-trenches guidance for all facets of planning, integration, deployment, and administration. The authors introduce Microsoft Lync Server 2013, outline what it can do, and review the key improvements Microsoft has made in this version.
They cover every form of communication Lync Server can manage, including IP voice, instant messaging, audio/video conferencing, web conferencing, and more. You'll find expert guidance on planning infrastructure, managing day-to-day operations, server roles, multi-platform clients, security, troubleshooting, and much more.
Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Unleashedcontains a new section on Office 365 and Lync Online, a chapter covering coexistence between on-premise and Office 365 Lync deployments, and another introducing Lync online configuration and administration.
Throughout, the authors combine theory, step-by-step configuration instructions, and best practices from real enterprise environments. They identify common mistakes and present proven solutions and workarounds. Simply put, they tell you what works--and show how it's done.
PART I:LYNC SERVER 2013 OVERVIEW
Chapter1Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013
Chapter2What's New in Microsoft Lync Server 2013
Chapter3Feature Overview and Benefits of Microsoft Lync Server2013
PART II:MICROSOFT LYNC SERVER 2013 SERVER ROLES
Chapter 5Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Front End Server
Chapter6Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Edge Server
Chapter7Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Monitoring and Archiving
Chapter11Dependent Services and SQL
Chapter12Firewall and Security Requirements
PART IV:ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Chapter 13Monitoring Lync Server 2013
Chapter 14Administration of Microsoft Lync Server 2013
Chapter 15High-Availability and Disaster Recovery
PART V:MIGRATING FROM OLDER VERSIONS
Chapter 16Migrating from Lync Server 2010
PART VI:LYNC VOICE, VIDEO, AND INTEGRATION
Chapter 17Lync Telephony and Voice Integration
Chapter 18 Advanced Lync Voice Configuration
Chapter 19 Lync Native Video and Data Conferencing
Chapter 20Video Integration with Third-Party Products and Services
PART VII:INTEGRATION WITH OTHER APPLICATIONS
Chapter 21Exchange and SharePoint Integration
PART VIII:OFFICE 365 AND LYNC ONLINE
Chapter 22Lync Online and Hybrid Deployments
PART IX:LYNC SERVER 2013 CLIENTS
Chapter 23Mac Client
Chapter 24Mobile Clients
Chapter 26Browser Client
Chapter 27Lync and VDI
PART X:PLANNING FOR DEPLOYMENT
Chapter 28 Planning for Lync Online and Hybrid Deployments
Chapter 29Virtualization Support
Chapter 30Planning for Basic Lync Services
Chapter 31Planning to Deploy External Services
Chapter 32Planning for Voice Deployment
Chapter 33UC Endpoints
About the AuthorAlex Lewis, MCITP, CISSP, has a mixed background in telecommunications, IT, and consulting, with more than 15 years of experience. He has worked with the Lync family of products since the Exchange 2000 instant messaging service and a number of other solutions, including Cisco, Avaya, Nortel, Shoretel, and NEC. He has worked with a wide range of environments from small organizations to large enterprises requiring complex or custom communications solutions, and he is responsible for architecting and implementing some of the largest Lync deployments in the world.
Tom Pacykis one of only a few people worldwide to hold both the Microsoft Certified Master certification and the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Lync Server. Tom works as a Principal Systems Architect at ExtraTeam and is currently based in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career as a systems administrator and has moved into working as a consultant for the past seven years, designing and implementing collaboration solutions for large and small customers. His Unified Communications work began with the original Exchange 2000 instant messaging service, and he has been involved with implementations of every version of the product up to Lync Server 2013.
David Ross, MCITP, VCP, CCEA, CCSP, has more than 14 years of experience in IT consulting, the majority of which has been spent playing the lead architect role on network design and implementation projects throughout the San Francisco Bay area. David is currently acting as a principal engineer for Convergent Computing, and he develops hybrid solutions involving multiple vendor technologies for organizations of all sizes. Specialties for David include Active Directory, Exchange, Lync, Citrix technologies, virtualization solutions using VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, and Cisco routing, switching, and security technologies.
Randy Wintleis a Unified Communications Architect specializing in planning, architecture, and implementation of enterprise unified communications solutions. Randy has an exceptional track record for driving success on large enterprise deployments of Microsoft OCS and Lync Server 2010. He has successfully guided several large organizations in their development of strategies to enhance their business through Microsoft UC solutions. Randy is both a Microsoft Certified Master and a Microsoft MVP for Lync Server 2010, a rare combination and evidence of his technical prowess and recognition as an industry expert.