Skype for Business Unleashed

Book Description

Skype for Business Unleashed This is the most comprehensive, realistic, and useful guide to Skype for  Business Server 2015, Microsoft’s most powerful unified system. Four leading Microsoft unified consultants share in-the-trenches guidance for planning, integration, migration, deployment, administration, and more.

The authors thoroughly introduce Skype for Business 2015’s components and capabilities, as well as changes and improvements associated with the integration of popular Skype consumer technologies. You’ll find detailed coverage of IP voice, instant messaging, conferencing, and collaboration; and expert guidance on server roles, multi-platform clients, security, and troubleshooting.   Reflecting their unsurpassed experience, the authors illuminate Microsoft’s new cloud-based and hybrid cloud architectures for unified communications, showing how these impact networking, security, and Active Directory. They cover SDN for unified communications; interoperation with consumer Skype and legacy video conferencing; quality optimization, mobile improvements, and much more. Throughout, the authors combine theory, step-by-step configuration instructions, and best practices from real enterprise environments. Simply put, you’ll learn what works–and how it’s done.

Detailed Information on How To

  • Plan deployments, from simple to highly complex
  • Deploy Skype for Business Server 2015 as a cloud or cloud-hybrid solution
  • Walk step by step through installation or an in-place upgrade
  • Overcome “gotchas” in migrating from 2010 or 2013
  • Leverage new features available only in cloud or cloud-hybrid environments
  • Implement and manage Mac, mobile, Windows, browser, and virtualized clients
  • Establish server roles, including front end, edge, and mediation server
  • Make the most of Skype for Business Server 2015’s enhanced mobile experience
  • Manage external dependencies: requirements, dependent services, and security infrastructure
  • Efficiently administer Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Provide for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Integrate voice, telephony, and video, step by step
  • Avoid common mistakes, and discover expert solutions and workarounds

Table of Contents

Part I Overview
Chapter 1 What Is Skype For Business?
Chapter 2 What’S New In Skype For Business?
Chapter 3 Business Case For Skype For Business?

Part II Skype for Business Server 2015 Server Roles
Chapter 4 Skype For Business Server 2015 Front End Server
Chapter 5 Skype For Business Server 2015 Edge Server
Chapter 6 Skype For Business Server 2015 Monitoring And Archiving Best Practices
Chapter 7 Skype For Business Server 2015 Mediation Server
Chapter 8 Persistent Chat

Part III External Dependencies
Chapter 9 Network Requirements And Best Practices
Chapter 10 Dependent Services
Chapter 11 Firewall, Reverse Proxy, And Security Requirements

Part IV Administration and
Chapter 12 Monitoring Skype For Business Server 2015
Chapter 13 Administration Of Skype For Business Server 2015
Chapter 14 High Availability And Disaster Recovery

Part V Migrating from Older Versions
Chapter 15 Migrating From Lync Server 2010/2013

Part VI Skype for Business Server 2015 Voice, Video, and Integration
Chapter 16 Skype For Business Server 2015 Telephony And Voice Integration
Chapter 17 Advanced Skype For Business Server 2015 Voice Configuration
Chapter 18 Skype For Business Native Video And Data Conferencing
Chapter 19 Skype For Business Video Integration With Third-Party Products And Services

Part VII Integration with Other Applications
Chapter 20 Unified Contact Store, , And Sharepoint Integration
Chapter 21 Developing Skype For Business Solutions

Part VIII 365 and Skype for Business Server 2015 Online
Chapter 22 Skype For Business Online And Hybrid Deployments
Chapter 23 Skype Integration

Part IX Clients
Chapter 24 Microsoft Lync For Mac Client
Chapter 25 Mobile Clients
Chapter 26 Windows And Browser Clients
Chapter 27 Vdi
Chapter 28 Uc Endpoints

Part X Planning for Deployment
Chapter 29 Planning For Skype For Business Online And Hybrid Deployments
Chapter 30 Virtualization Support
Chapter 31 Planning For Basic Skype For Business Server 2015 Services
Chapter 32 Planning To Deploy External Services
Chapter 33 Planning For Voice Deployment

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