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

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Virtualization Vendors

There are various vendors around who produce virtualization technologies today. Some of the most commonly used products are Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenServer. All these vendors offer a fairly similar base feature set and each expands into its own different target markets. In relation to Lync Server 2010, Microsoft certifies particular hypervisor products for use in order to be supported. Today, only the Microsoft Hyper-V that runs on Windows Server 2008 R2 and VMware vSphere 4.0 is certified for use with Lync Server 2010. Additional vendors can work with Microsoft at a later time to achieve certification.

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The reason that Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V is required is because the original Hyper-V ...

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