Update: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster

The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software protocol workloads poster shows the protocols that are used by each workload in Lync Server 2010, describing relationships, dependencies, the servers that initiate connections, and certificate requirements. This poster provides a snapshot of the network connections between server roles. You can download this poster from here. The latest update…

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Lync 2010, Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 Integration: Part 2

This is part two of a two-part article that describes the many features of Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software that are available to users of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Exchange 2010. Lync 2010 has now become a part of these products through its ability to provision the integration of the many…

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Lync 2010, Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 Integration: Part 1

This is part one of a two-part article that describes the many features of Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software that are available to the users of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Exchange 2010. Lync 2010 has now become part of these products through its ability to provision the integration of its many…

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Troubleshoot STUN with TURN in Office Communications Server 2007 R2

The Session Traversal Utilities for Network Address Translation (STUN) protocol is an integral component of the Audio/Video Media Relay service. It provides the routing information and signaling that is needed to establish a secure media connection for all endpoints that are involved in audio/video communications. This article explains the integration of the new STUN/Traversal Using…

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Office Communications Server Edge Server on Windows Server 2008: Understanding the Strong Host Model

This article describes how to correctly configure the Microsoft Office Communications Server Edge Server role on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 platform when three or more network interfaces are used. In a basic Edge Server deployment, only two network interfaces are used (one is internal-facing and the other is external-facing). But when multiple interfaces are…

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Why Deploy a Director?

What is the use and value of the Director role? To be clear, the Director role doesn’t exist. You won’t find this server role in the Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2 Setup. A Director is simply a Standard Edition Server or Enterprise pool that has NO users homed on it. This article will help…

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Configuring the A/V Edge Service for NAT in Communications Server 2007 R2

When configuring the A/V Edge for NAT it’s possible that remote users (both employees and federated) will be able to establish IM connectivity and view presence data but not escalate the conversation to an audio session. If this is happening to your users, find out why. Author: Rick Varvel Publication date: March 2010 Product version:…

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