Friday, 25 March 2011

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit

The Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit is the technical reference for the product. This book extends the product planning, deploying, and managing documentation in the Lync Technical Library. This book serves as a companion to the product documentation to learn how the product works under the hood.

Download here.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets

The powerful communication devices that are listed in these datasheets are optimized to work with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Lync 2010, delivering communications solutions that are easy to deploy, use and manage.

Each datasheet provides information about each device, including:

  • A thumbnail photo of the device
  • Hardware type
  • Name of the partner that produces the device
  • Product name
  • A brief description of the device
  • URL for the partner's Unified Communications landing page

Download here.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

Several updates on Lync documentation

Several documents were updated yesterday and there's also a new ones available, here's the list:


Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation Help File
This download contains a compiled help file (chm) of all the available Lync Server 2010 IT professional documentation on the Technical Library.

Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide
This document contains procedures and guidance for administering a Lync Server 2010 deployment.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Active Directory Guide
This document guides you through the process of preparing Active Directory for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and includes the Active Directory schema reference.

Deploying Lync Server 2010 in a Multiple Forest Environment
This document explains how to deploy Lync Server 2010 in a multiple forest environment.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing for Lync Server 2010.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition 
    by Using the Planning Tool
This document describes the how to deploy Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition by using the Planning Tool.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice Guide
This download contains two documents: Deploying Enterprise Voice at Central sites and Deploying Branch Sites

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Administration Guide
This document guides you through the process of administering Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Client and Device Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of deploying client software and devices for Lync 2010.

Enabling QoS with Microsoft Lync Server 2010
If your Windows Server network supports Quality of Service (QoS) management, you can take advantage of this functionality to optimize media traffic in your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment. This guide shows you how.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide is to provide guidance on how to manage and update devices. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server device deployment and planning documentation.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Planning Guide
This document contains information for planning a deployment of Lync Server 2010 and Lync clients.

Migrating from Communications Server 2007 R2 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of migrating and deploying Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Server.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide is to guide you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Archiving Server and the related components that are required to support archiving of instant messaging and web conferencing (meeting) content.

Migrating from Communications Server 2007 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Edge Server Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 edge servers and Directors.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Supportability Guide
This guide provides a central, high-level reference for supported server topologies and configurations and supported client configurations. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server deployment and planning documentation.

Lync Server 2010 Capacity Calculator
A spreadsheet for calculating a user’s hardware requirements based on information about users and traffic.

Lync Server 2010, Stress and Performance Tool
The Lync Server 2010 Stress and Performance Tools (LSS) can be used to prepare, define and validate performance targets of user scenarios offered by on-premise Lync Server 2010 deployment. LSS includes multiple modules and can simulate simultaneous users on one or more Lync Servers. More detailed information can be found in the documentation provided within the installation package.