Should I deploy Lync Server 2010 On Prem or wait for Lync Online?

With our upcoming Office365 cloud service, Lync Online will be a part of the offering.  I have had a few education customers ask me what the differences will be. I found this useful matrix (note: this is a Lync Online beta feature matrix and subject to change):





From the Beta Lync Online Service description document here. Note: there is also a matrix for Beta Exchange 2010 Online vs. Exchange 2010 on prem comparison matrix.

Comments (3)

  1. GregK says:

    Dennis, This is on the roadmap for delivery with Office 365.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Enterprise Voice is definitely one of the deciding factors for larger organizations.…/office365-why-go-on-premise

    This chart is a good visual of that.  Thanks!

  3. Dennis Lundtoft Thomsen says:

    How about federation / PIC – is this is part of the new Office 365 offering?

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