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

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Client-to-Client Chat

Client-to-client chat in Lync Server is easy to configure and support because it doesn’t need to integrate into any other systems. Much like IM, a point-to-point conversation is created, and in this case, the input and output is audio rather than text. As one might suspect, this requires more bandwidth and is sensitive to network latency, but is generally a fairly low resource requirement. For example, Lync Server couple with the G.729 Codec utilizes only 8 Kbps for a conversation. Because these client-to-client chats go across a data network only, it is easy to allow these to cross one’s wide area network (WAN) or even the Internet.

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Because the encoding and decoding are handled entirely by the Communicator client, ...

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