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Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2013 by Nathan Winters, Keith Hanna

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Chapter 5

Planning Your Deployment

You're probably eager to start implementing Lync Server 2013 in your network and you want to dive in right away.

Stop! Take a step back, breathe deeply, and think about what you want to achieve. Is this a throwaway lab deployment (perhaps virtualized?) utilized just to see what the management interface is like and what changes have been made since Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2? Is this a pilot deployment in a production environment that will be removed once the decision to go ahead with full deployment is made? (Of course, everyone knows the pilot is never thrown away; it's just built on, right?) Are you planning to move from an existing Lync Server 2010 environment and want to investigate the subtle ...

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