Chapter 1 What’s in Skype for Business?

Skype for Business 2015 is the latest in the line of the Communications Server platforms from Microsoft. The platform originally started with Live Communications Server 2003 (some would say with Exchange Conference Server 2000!) and continued through Live Communications Server 2005, Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007, Office Communications Server 2007 R2, and the two incarnations of Lync: Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013.

For those of you experienced with either version Lync Server (or indeed previous versions of OCS/LCS), this chapter will call out some of the core capabilities introduced in previous versions as well as the new capabilities specific to Skype for Business, so some of this ...

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