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Mastering Skype for Business 2015 by Keith Hanna

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Chapter 9 Migration and Upgrades

If you’ve followed along in the book so far, you should have a good understanding of much of Skype for Business, including how to deploy it. However, if you already have a Microsoft real-time communication platform in your environment, things are slightly more complex than if you don’t. You will need to consider how to upgrade or migrate from one system to the next and negotiate a period of coexistence. Only migrations or upgrades (yes, upgrades—you’ll learn more about this later) from Lync Server are supported. Any other older versions will require a “stepping-stone” approach to migrate to a supported starting point prior to the final move to Skype for Business.

Of course, throughout this period you’ll need ...

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