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

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Remote Survivability

Another big improvement in Lync Server 2010 is that remote sites can sustain the loss of a WAN connection. This is accomplished by provisioning a survivable branch appliance or survivable branch server in locations that do not have Front End services deployed. If a WAN link outage occurs and the branch can no longer access the Front End pool, the users remain signed in to the Lync endpoints and can still place and receive PSTN phone calls.

The survivable branch appliances that are produced by third-party Microsoft partners come in a variety of formats and capacities. The setup process for each varies slightly, but most of the configuration can be completed by an administrator in a central site.

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When the appliance arrives ...

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