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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Deployment Flexibility

I once had a customer make the following statement: “Give us speed where we need it.” This proves to be a common theme among many organizations evaluating Lync and other UC solutions. Deployment flexibility is a key area in which Microsoft provides greater value than the competition through Lync:

Integration with Existing Systems—Microsoft believes in integrating with existing systems and augmenting functionality, not ripping and replacing. This allows organizations to utilize their existing investments to their full potential, and then replace when necessary.

Hybrid Solutions—Microsoft also allows organizations to leverage cloud solutions for hybrid deployments. Organizations can choose which deployment suits their ...

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