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Fabrizio Volpe
Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Feb 27 2018

What do you think of Lync Server?

Disclaimer: the new version of Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business (SfB) Server 2015, has been released a few weeks ago. Licensing model is the same you had for Lync Server, with companies paying only Front End servers (i.e. the ones hosting user accounts and the core services for your infrastructure).  SfB contains some new features, including support for Back End availability based on AlwaysOn groups. I will write a dedicated post asap.      The costs related to Microsoft Lync are something that I have talked about more than once but this is the first time I try to summarize information in a single document. I will limit my reflections to on-premises organizations, because as I am writing, Lync Online has no serious support for Enterprise Voice (i.e. VOIP) and this makes the…
Fabrizio Volpe
Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Dec 11 2017

What do you think of Lync Server?

High availability is something that companies do not take for granted, they take it as given (especially when we talk about telephony). While Lync 2010 did a good work on this critical aspect there were still some weak points on the architecture when there was the need for a really continuous service. For example the mechanism behind the “backup registrar” implementation was really a limit and, for the Enterprise Front End deployments, the need for a clustered SQL server Back End was a restriction and did not match with the requirements related (also) to some kind of disaster recovery plan.   Front End Pairing and new rules on licensing Lync 2013 makes a step forward, building on what was valid in the previous logics and using whole new solutions were they are necessary. The first huge…

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What is Lync Server?

Lync Serve is a powerful communications platform that connects people from all over the world to one another using its current operating systems, delivering one of the most consistent and streamlined services out there. Users can connect through a range of devices including tablets, laptops, and iPhones, and regardless of which one is being used at the time, users will receive the same, familiar experience consistently.

Lync Server features include instant messaging, video messaging, audio meetings, and more. Technical stats include the ability to connect various operating systems under one meeting roof through an HTML5-basedbrowser, unified platform for all services for easier deployment and better support, as well as many other added advantages over a multi-app option.

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