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 ...