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Skype for Business Unleashed

ISBN: 9780672338496 | 0672338491
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Pub. Date: 8/31/2016

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Skype for Business Unleashed

This is the most comprehensive, realistic, and useful guide to Skype for  Business Server 2015, Microsoft’s most powerful unified communications system. Four leading Microsoft unified communications 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 Lync Server 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: network 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


Category: Business Applications

Covers: Skype for Business

User Level: Intermediate—Advanced


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