Chronology of Lync Server

Let’s go through some history and chronology to better understand why and how Communication Server 2010 came to be.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 Instant Messenger Service—It’s hard to believe so few people, even Exchange administrators, have heard of the Exchange 2000 IM service. However, it is not hard to believe that even fewer deployed it. It was a rudimentary service with little integration to Exchange or other Microsoft Server products. Later versions utilized special engines, whereas the Exchange 2000 IM service leveraged an in-house middleware platform called Exchange Interprocess Communication (EXIPC) to translate between IIS 5 and Exchange. The solution was essentially composed of two types of servers: ...

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