The IT Leader's Guide to Multicloud Readiness
This guide provides practical key insights and important factors to consider to make informed decisions in your multicloud journey.
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This Wednesday, we held a webinar, “Lync Online: How the Cloud Is Changing the Way We Communicate.” During the session, Keenan Crockett, Perficient Lync Team Lead & Sr. Solution Architect, and Trevor Miller, Senior Technical Consultant here at Perficient, teamed up to show us the functionality, requirements, and best practices of Lync Online and Lync in a hybrid environment. Lync Online is Microsoft’s hosted communications service that connects people anytime and from virtually anywhere by delivering the collaboration capabilities of Lync Server 2013 in the cloud.
Keenan kicked off the webinar with a feature comparison of Lync 2013 on-premises vs. Lync Online. This included a breakdown of the features that are available in both, but at the same time, slightly different in the cloud-based service – such as federation, dial-in conferencing, and photo management. He also provided diagrams exemplifying the process of Lync on-premises and Lync Online.
Next, Trevor walked through Lync in a hybrid environment, and answered a popular question – what about Lync Hybrid Voice? He explained the infrastructure necessary to support Lync Hybrid, showed attendees an example of the architecture, and also reviewed best practices and limitations, with an emphasis around policies. Trevor then discussed important voice, conferencing, and ACP considerations. For example, do you need to integrate with your existing PBX? The answer is YES.
Keenan wrapped up by reviewing a typical customer migration scenario and the recommendations given that particular situation. Although he was a little short on time, you can see the slides below for an additional migration scenario. For the full webinar replay, click here.