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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Lync Server at a High Level

Lync Server is an integrated suite of communications tools that enable point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communications across various mediums. Lync Server enables simple instant messaging between two or more users for simple text-based communications. Lync Server also enables voice chat between clients. This voice chat is entirely IP-based and simple to configure. This enables end users on the same network to communicate between each other. This functionality can be extended beyond simple point-to-point conversations. Through the use of media gateways or a PBX, one can effectively convert an IP conversation on one side to a traditional phone call on the other. This is an example of Voice over IP. By transcoding ...

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