Virtualization and Stress Testing White Papers for Lync Server 2013 Now Available for Download

Author: Chris Dragich, Sr. Technical Writer, Lync Server Product version: Lync Server 2013   Microsoft has released two new white papers for Lync Server 2013 The Lync Server 2013 Virtualization White Paper provides guidance for planning a Lync Server deployment on virtual servers. As a real-time application, Lync Server requires careful planning when deployed on…

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Managing Large and Structured Meetings with Lync 2010 whitepaper now available for download

AbstractMicrosoft Lync Server 2010 and the Microsoft Lync 2010 desktop client are very capable collaboration tools easily handling meetings between several online parties. Microsoft Lync 2010 is also able to handle larger meetings. However, to hold a successful larger meeting one will need to adopt a structured approach for the meeting and plan ahead to…

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Lync Server 2013 Networking Guide: Network Planning, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting with Microsoft Lync Server

The Lync Server 2013 Networking Guide: Network Planning, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting with Microsoft Lync Server white paper is now available from the Microsoft Download Center. This white paper provides a model for managing the network infrastructure for Lync Server 2013, consisting of three phases—planning, monitoring, and troubleshooting. These phases can apply to new or existing…

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White Paper: Delivering Lync 2013 Real-Time Communications over Wi-Fi

The Delivering Lync 2013 Real-Time Communications over Wi-Fi white paper is now available from the Microsoft Download Center. This white paper describes how Lync 2013 communications software on multiple platforms and device types is now validated with voice and video (real-time media) workloads over wireless local area networks (Wi-Fi networks). The guidance and documentation provided…

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Update: Microsoft Lync 2013 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Hi everyone, I’m Tarek Radi, a senior program manager on the Microsoft Lync partner and customer engineering team. I’m excited to give you a quick glimpse of how Lync 2013 delivers enterprise grade, real-time audio and video communication in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment, either from your thin clients, or from your thick clients……

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Delivering Lync Real-Time Communications Over Wi-Fi

The Delivering Lync Real-Time Communications Over Wi-Fi white paper is now available from the Microsoft Download Center. This white paper describes how Lync 2010 communications software, and previous releases, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Office Communications Server 2007, can be successfully implemented over wireless local area networks (Wi-Fi), even though these workloads have not…

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Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Reference Architecture Case Study White Paper

This white paper describes a case study of a real world implementation of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting reference architecture. The Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack is a Microsoft unified communications (UC) hosting solution for telecommunications and hosting providers that enables Microsoft hosting partners to deploy a single instance of…


Reference Architecture for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting White Paper

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…


Client Virtualization in Microsoft Lync 2010 White Paper Update: July 2012

The Client Virtualization in Microsoft Lync 2010 white paper is now updated. To download the white paper, visit Client Virtualization in Microsoft Lync 2010. July 2012 Update: Microsoft and VMware now support Lync 2010 over a VMware View 5.0 VDI configuration. Details of this newly supported VDI configuration are captured in section A7 of the document….


Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Support for Large Meetings White Paper

Most hosted meetings have fewer than 250 participants, but what if you need to host larger meetings? The published maximum size of a conference hosted on Microsoft Lync Server 2010 in a shared pool (a pool that hosts all Microsoft Unified Communications workloads including IM/Presence, Conferencing, and Enterprise Voice) is 250 users. However, Microsoft Lync Server…

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