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

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Lync Server 2013 Mobility Technical Review

When the mobile clients were introduced in Lync 2010, a new client architecture was also introduced. Lync desktop clients communicate with Front End and Edge Servers using the SIP protocol. To provide a better user experience on mobile devices, Microsoft introduced a new communication method for mobile devices. Lync mobile clients communicate over HTTPS to send XML messages that are then translated into SIP messages on the server. This allows for a lighter-weight protocol to be used on the devices, which results in greater battery life, a seamless experience across device platforms, and the capability to maintain connection state on mobile devices. Additionally, a new server discovery mechanism was ...

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