Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool Available

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The Planning Tool for Lync Server 2010 has finally been released, in a final version from Microsoft.

The tool provides prescriptive guidance to help you plan and deploy Lync Server 2010. With all the functionality that Lync Server 2010 has to offer, it can be challenging to determine which server roles you need to deploy, what ports to set, what certificates you need, your firewall settings and DNS settings, and planning for mediation servers and gateways with existing voice infrastructure. The Planning Tool helps simplify the process for you by asking you a series of questions about features that interest you, as well as capacity planning for each of your central and branch sites. Based on your answers to the questions, the tool provides the following:

  • Recommended topologies for your central and branch sites
  • Recommended hardware configuration
  • Port information for each server role
  • Edge network diagram for External user access
  • DNS, firewall, and certificate reports
  • Documentation to successfully plan and deploy Lync Server 2010
  • Export of topologies to Visio
  • Export of site, hardware, and port information to Microsoft Excel
  • Export your topology to Topology Builder, for a faster, easier setup experience

Download it here: Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool

More info at NextHop Blog

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Peter is an Exchange specialist with over 15+ years of experience with Exchange Server and certified Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) on Exchange Server. He has been awarded the Microsoft MVP for seven years, since 2007. He is active in the Microsoft community and User Group Leader for CoLabora (a danish UC User Group). He works as an Infrastructure Architect and Consulent, with primary focus on Exchange, Lync and Office 365.

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