New F5 load balancer deployment guide available for Lync Server 2010

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 requires either full hardware load balancers to be leveraged for a redundant production rollout or leverage  the new option which is a combination of hardware load balancers for DCOM and web traffic combined with DNS load balancing for the remaining Lync traffic. See Greg’s post here for more on using DNS…

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What can I do now to prepare for Lync Server 2010?

With the RTM release of Lync Server 2010, I have been asked by several education customers what they can do now to get ready for Lync Server 2010.  I put together a few items which can be helpful for you:   Step1: Read and read some more (note: these are release candidate documents and should…

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Mac Communicator 2011 Deployment Guide released

Mac Office 2011 general availability is slated for the end of the month. With this release comes the anticipated Mac Communicator 2011 which works with both OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010.  For a glimpse of the Mac features view my other post here. A new Mac Communicator 2011 deployment guide was released and…

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Step by Step Guide for deploying Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate available

I encourage you to walk through this in your labs for a detailed dry run of your production installation.   Reference lab you build out from the document listed here. You can optionally install Edge for external testing, etc.   Very nice step by step procedures for installing Lync Server into your non-production lab.  …

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