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

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Planning Tool

Microsoft offers a free official Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool application, which can be used to suggest the required server infrastructure based on a number of questions. This tool does not take every scenario into account, but does provide a great starting point when planning a new deployment. Questions regarding user count, expected PSTN usage, and bandwidth estimates are asked along with questions about WAN connections and what kind of PSTN connectivity will exist.

At the end of the question section, a suggested topology displays for each site. Administrators can also enter IP address information and receive a detailed firewall requirements document. The entire topology can even be exported directly to Microsoft Visio or to ...

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