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#Lync Ultimate Voice Webcast: May 4, 2012 #SIP #UC #VoIP #DrRez

May 2, 2012 Comments off

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/01/ultimate-voice-webcast-may-4-2012.aspx

This webcast series focuses on Lync Server 2010 voice-related topics. The web clinics run each month and consist of the following sessions: Flexible Dial Plans, Using SIP Trunks with Lync Server 2010, Lync Server 2010 More Than a PBX, Simple User Provisioning, and Voice Resiliency. In each of the sessions, we apply these concepts to deployments in the real world. We discuss how to provision users in Lync Server 2010, as well as complex dial plans within a Lync Server 2010 deployment.

The Microsoft Lync live web clinic series is intended for IT and telecommunications professionals who design and plan solutions for Unified Communications. Attendees should have experience with Telecommunications. In addition, attendees should have experience with Windows Server Active Directory, data networks, and telecommunications components that support the configuration of Lync Server 2010. Participants should also be familiar with the design and planning solutions for Lync Server 2010 for end users, endpoint devices, telephony, audio/video and web conferences, security, and high availability.

Reference Architecture Microsoft #Lync Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting White Paper @DrRez #Hosters #HMC-Next

March 5, 2012 1 comment

“This white paper describes a reference architecture for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting, including feature descriptions, architecture design details, and build lists to assist in determining cost estimates to build and deploy the solution. The Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack for is a unified communications (UC) solution for telecommunication and hosting providers. The solution allows hosting providers to host their own fully integrated, multi-tenant unified communications service targeted to small and medium sized businesses.”

Download the reference Archietcure here…http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=29045

Lync Multi-tenant Reference Architecture

#Lync #Mediation Server – To Collocate or not to Collocate – That is the Question

February 28, 2012 Comments off

Good post on this topic from Elan Shudnow

http://www.shudnow.net/2010/10/10/lync-2010-collocated-mediation-server-vs-dedicated-mediation-server/

Lync 2010 Collocated Mediation Server vs. Dedicated Mediation Server

Considerations
One of the new capabilities in Microsoft Lync 2010 is the ability to collocate your Mediation Server onto the Front End Server(s). There are few situations to be cognizant about in regards to collocation of the Mediation Server.

1. Amount of Media Bypass calls vs. non-Media Bypass calls. For information on what Media Bypass is, refer to my article on Media Bypass here.

2. Dedicated Audio/Video Server(s) or Collocated Audio/Video Servers.

3. Utilizing Direct SIP vs. SIP Trunking vs. Voice Gateway.

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