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The CIO's Guide to a Lync Server 2013 Global Design

Lync Server 2013 is a full-service unified communication platform that provides standard features such as instant messaging and presence, plus on-premises conferencing, content sharing, video and telephony/PBX functionality (enterprise voice). In order to take full advantage of all the features, an organization must be willing to spend the appropriate time planning the solution design before reaching deployment.

This guide addresses two of the key areas that organizations typically overlook during the planning stage: impact to server infrastructure and the impact to the network. These are essential areas to consider, given that Lync Server 2013 has evolved into a business-critical communication platform.