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Mastering Skype for Business 2015 by Keith Hanna

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Chapter 8 Installation

Now you’re ready to get up and running with a Skype for Business Server 2015 deployment. If you’ve already deployed Lync, you’ll see that the Skype for Business deployment is extremely similar.

Skype for Business utilizes a central management store (CMS), which holds information about all the roles and settings in the deployment. This is the same approach as used with Lync; Skype for Business also continues to populate Active Directory with configuration information for compatibility with other applications. The benefit of this CMS is that once the topology is defined and published, every installation simply pulls from the defined configuration. This minimizes administrator input and allows for more automated deployment. ...

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