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Skype for Business Unleashed


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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 Management
  • 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, Exchange, and SharePoint Integration
  • Chapter 21 Developing Skype for Business Solutions
  • Part VIII Office 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

About the Author

Alex Lewis, MCITP, CISSP, has a mixed background in technology and business spanning 20 years. He has worked with a wide range of environments, from small organizations to large enterprises requiring complex or custom communications solutions, and is responsible for architecting and implementing some of the largest Lync and Skype for Business deployments in the world. Alex is a strong believer in aligning technology to business goals to create a competitive business advantage. Including titles on Active Directory and Exchange, and three on Lync, Alex has participated in writing nine books from 2004 to present. He is currently Vice President at Event Zero, the global leader in real-time analytics for Skype for Business. In his spare time Alex enjoys scuba diving and beach volleyball.Pat Richard is a Unified Communications consultant and PowerShell Developer who began working with Microsoft Exchange and evolved into working with the full Microsoft Unified Communications stack. He has been involved in some of the best-known deployments and migrations in the world, including those in the defense, finance, government, real estate, manufacturing, and services fields. Pat maintains the renowned blog, which focuses on solutions, ideas, scripts, and information centered on PowerShell and Unified Communications. His PowerShell scripts, Excel design calculators, and other tools have been used by many of the major consulting firms, large enterprises, small- and medium-sized shops, and even Microsoft Consulting Services to deploy and manage millions of seats on Exchange Server, Lync Server, and Skype for Business Server. Pat is the host of the popular Exchange/Lync/Skype for Business/Office 365 focused podcast "The UC Architects" and has been recognized by Microsoft and awarded the Microsoft MVP award more than 10 times across three products. He has contributed to several books, spoken at international conferences, and has been spotlighted by some Microsoft marketing campaigns.Phil Sharp is a Unified Communications consultant with over 10 years of experience working with Microsoft Unified Communications solutions. His career in Microsoft UC began with one of the first Office Communications Server 2007 voice deployments in the U.S. He has extensive experience architecting, implementing, and supporting Microsoft Active Directory, Office Communications Server 2007/R2, Lync Server 2010/2013, Skype for Business, and Exchange for organizations of all sizes and verticals. In Phil's current role at Modality Systems, he leads a world-class team of Microsoft UC consultants who specialize in telephony integration of Lync and Skype for Business.Rui Maximo started in the Microsoft Skype for Business product team at Microsoft since the early days of RTC in 2003. As a lead program manager, he managed multiple areas of responsibility on the server side, including AD schema, topologies, management, setup, Enterprise Voice, and CWA. Rui has authored over 40 technical articles, training videos, whitepapers, and multiple books.

In addition to writing technical books, Rui is the principal software architect of the Security Filters (, a suite of seven security products that protect Skype for Business Server against denial-of-service (DoS) and over 20 different types of attacks, provide granular control of federation traffic, and restrict access to only authorized mobile devices. He consults and does contract work for clients looking to integrate their products with Skype for Business Server 2015.

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