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

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Lync Support Guidelines

Lync Server 2010 brings a welcome change for many organizations in terms of the support policy offered for virtualization. In Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, only a few workloads were certified for virtualization. In a nutshell, any component that used a type of media was not allowed to be virtualized. This didn’t mean those features wouldn’t function in a virtual environment; it just meant Microsoft would not officially support a deployment with virtualized servers handling media because it had not tested or designed the product for those scenarios. This meant that web conferencing, A/V conferencing, and telephony features were not supported in a virtual deployment in OCS.

With Lync Server 2010, nearly ...

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