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

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Configuring Federation Types

A consideration for organizations when deploying Lync Server 2013 is to determine whether the federation feature will be used. Federation requires an Edge Server role, so even if remote access will not be allowed for employees, an Edge can still be deployed to provide federation capabilities. Another driver for enabling some degree of federation is the fact that the Lync Mobile clients for Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone receive push notifications through federation with Office 365’s push service clearinghouse. So choosing to not deploy an Edge with federation will prevent a business from using push notifications on mobile clients.

Federation allows organizations that have deployed Lync to communicate securely ...

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