Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit: Technical Overview

The Technical Overview
chapter of the upcoming Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book provides a
technical overview of the product. This chapter is being developed. It describes
the overall architecture, new enhancements to the different server roles, and
what services comprise each server role. Ports and protocols used by each
server role are also covered. You can download this chapter from here.

Author: Rui

Publication date: December 2010

Product version: Microsoft Lync Server 2010

The upcoming Microsoft
Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit
book will provide in-depth technical content
about Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. The book will focus
on professionals who want to understand more about how the product works
internally. Product
planning and deployment guidance
is provided in the Lync Server
documentation library in the Technical Library.

The Technical Overview chapter details the workloads that Lync
Server supports. You can download this chapter from here. Based on the Lync Server 2010 Protocol
Workloads Poster
, this chapter explains how the different server roles in
Lync Server are configured to enable the following workloads:

  • IM and Presence
  • Audio and video conferencing
  • Web conferencing
  • Enterprise Voice

These workloads are the foundations for Microsoft Unified
Communications. Each server role serves has a specific purpose. Each purpose is
described to help provide context for when and why you should deploy a server
role in your topology. This chapter describes which services each server role
runs, and what ports and protocols it uses.


Lync Server is a comprehensive solution for
presence, IM, web conferencing, and telephony that provides a unified
communications user experience that is integrated with Active Directory Domain
Services, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, and Microsoft

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Comments (6)
  1. MMuhammimi says:

    I would like to see the contents should come-out with details explanation A/V Edge with deployment of HLB. This should presented with diagram and scenarios so that easy to understand. Especially, A/V from internal to external and external to internal.

    FYI, I have resource kit books OCS R2, but it it doesn't provide much detail information than what is available today on Microsoft online documentation and downloadable documents.

    I hope that with new Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit book, it will cover detail explanation as compare OCS R2 kit book.

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