Exchange and SharePoint
A huge amount of communication technology is built into Lync, but it is extended even further through tight integration with external systems. This chapter will explore Exchange and SharePoint integration. Lync relies totally on Exchange to provide voice mail capabilities; not only can Lync users receive voice mail, they also have full voice access to their mailboxes through tight integration into the Lync client. Exchange is also used to provide the Unified Contact Store and can be configured as the compliance archive for Lync interactions. Lync, in turn, provides Exchange with the ability to integrate presence and basic IM functionality into Outlook Web Access (OWA).
Lync and SharePoint together allow intelligent ...