I have been planning since long time to put together all the Lync 2010 based resources under couple of posts. This will be helpful for all the messaging administrators to find out the relevant information that running around. Some of the links are direct Microsoft Product Pages but most of them would be links from Microsoft Download Center to give you necessary resources to test out Lync 2010.
Lync 2010 Attendee
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. A user with an administrator account on the computer can install Lync 2010 Attendee so that users of the computer can join Microsoft Lync Server 2010-hosted meetings.
Lync Web Scheduler
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Web Scheduler provides a Web-based online Lync meeting scheduling and management experience for Lync Server 2010.
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 New Features Overview
This download contains the New Features Overview chapter of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book. This book is currently being developed. Chapters will be available for download while this book is being completed.
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.
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Technical Overview
This download contains the Technical Overview chapter of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book. This book is currently being developed. Chapters will be available for download while this book is being completed.
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.
Lync Server 2010 Capacity Calculator
A spreadsheet for calculating a user’s hardware requirements based on information about users and traffic.
Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool
The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool provides prescriptive guidance to get you started with planning your topology.
Lync 2010 Bandwidth Calculator
A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that calculates WAN bandwidth requirements for a Lync Server deployment based on administrator-specified user profiles and network information.
Lync Server 2010 Visio Stencil
This stencil provides over 125 shapes to help you create a visual presentation of your Lync Server architecture.
Lync Server 2010, Best Practices Analyzer
The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Best Practices Analyzer is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall health of their Lync Server environment.
Lync 2010 SDK
The Lync 2010 SDK is the client-side API set that enables the integration and extension of Lync experiences.
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Security Guide
The Security Guide provides guidelines for assessing and managing security risks to your Lync Server 2010 deployment.
In the next part I will share some more resources about some specific deployment methods, troubleshooting, management and more. Stay tuned.