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Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2010 1st Edition

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Unified Communications Made Easier with Lync and This Practical Guide

If you're in charge of Unified Communications (UC), this book is for you. Covering Microsoft Lync Server 2010 in detail, this practical guide shows you how to harness Lync's new capabilities and streamlined tools to simplify the implementation of UC across your business, large or small. From handling installation, remote access, and security to coordinating video chats, VoIP, social media, web conferencing, and more, you'll find a wealth of information and real-world examples on how to get the very most out of this high-demand UC technology.

Coverage includes:

  • Mastering Lync fundamentals such as tools, standards, protocols, and security

  • Planning deployment, implementing, and handling upgrades from Office Communications Server

  • Managing with Lync Control Panel and PowerShell

  • Setting up Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

  • Monitoring, archiving, and troubleshooting

  • Getting started with Telephony, connecting to the PSTN, and deploying your own conference bridge

  • Integrating with Exchange, SharePoint®, and Group Chat as well as other non-Microsoft hardware and software products such as Gateways, PBXs, and other IM clouds

Learn How to Plan, Install, Configure, and Troubleshoot Lync

Understand All Client, Server, and Voice Features

Coordinate Web and Video Conferences, Enterprise Telephony, and Desktop Sharing

Find Invaluable Examples of Actual Lync Deployments

Leverage Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service and Lync Mobile Clients

About the Author

Nathan Winters is a Unified Communications Technical Specialist (TS) at Microsoft U.K. He has worked with some of the U.K.'s largest companies deploying Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010 and Office Communications Server 2007 and Lync 2010. In 2006, Nathan founded the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group U.K. He is a four-time MVP for Exchange Server, a speaker at events in both the U.S. and U.K., and a published writer with leading industry resources such as Windows IT Pro magazine and Microsoft TechNet Magazine.

Keith Hanna, Microsoft Certified Master for Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS), is a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services. He has been working with OCS and Lync since before they launched and has been involved with some of the world's largest deployments. He also develops content for the Microsoft Lync Ignite training series with Microsoft TechNet and has contributed to the Lync Resource Kit.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118089537
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118089538
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,552,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. Tressler on February 15, 2012
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I've just finished reading (almost all) of the 696 pages of this recently released book.

The short review - buy it.

The longer review....

The Mastering book really wants you to learn Powershell. I mean REALLY. It's almost as if the authors got a chill to their bones every time they thought they might have to show a screen shot from the Lync Server Control Panel. While their approach is honorable and it is nice to know all of the relevant Powershell cmdlets to manage Lync, there are times when this works to their detrimant.

Case in point - setting up a Response Group Service Workflow. Though the Lync GUI for this is reminiscent of a 1997-era Geocities webpage (ie, garbage) it is still much simpler than typing it all in via Powershell. All of the Powershell cmdlets shown in the book only cause confusion and headache where a simple screen shot or two of the GUI would greatly simplify the concepts they are trying to present.

If I were new to this, I think my head would have exploded and I would have thought to myself "well here is a feature I'll never use".

Still, most of the time seeing the Powershell is a very useful tool to learn not only how Lync works but to get some comfort with the management and maintenance of Lync. The authors do an outstanding job of providing relevant Powershell examples as well as pointing out when Powershell cmdlets have quirks or don't work as you expect them to work. They also dedicate a quality chapter to solely to Powershell.

The book is well laid out and does a very nice job of giving introductory information early in the book and then building on that information as the chapters progress.
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Highly recommended to read cover to cover / pick and choose the chapter/part to get help immediately for Lync engineer. However, this is obviously for 2010. if you want to cover 2013, wait for another month or so on next revision of this book which is on my pre-order list
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I recommend this book to all my Lync training students. The material is easy to read, even for non-native speakers.
A must have reference for everyone working with Lync.
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Great resource to get you from zero to hero on Lync Server 2010. Written by a couple of experienced guys and bang up to date with content relevant to the manufacturing release of Lync (plus all recent updates including the all important new mobility features) rather than beta versions that some other books are based on.
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This book is an excellent resource for those first deploying Microsoft Lync and those with prior experience. This book is well written and organized in a manner that allows one to read the book from beginning to end and/or find particular information quickly. The sections that cover Powershell are especially useful for not only installing Lync but for day to day management.
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