Written by Fabrizio Volpe, Lync Server MVP
Over the last few days my reading project has been a book by Lync MVP Fabrizio Volpe, “Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013.
A short book of only 100 pages or so (I have it in PDF format so it is hard to judge exactly how many of what is there) – Mr. Volpe has distilled the basic requirements, setup, and features into what amounts to an install guide. Pretty handy for someone who is getting their feet wet with Lync Server.
PackT, as the publisher, has this description for the book:
“Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 will teach readers the concepts they need to know to quickly administer and plan a Lync 2013 environment, explaining to them the background mechanisms of the system. The book includes a core chapter on Enterprise Voice, as well as a closing section on Persistent Chat and on clients and their characteristics.Developers will discover how to enable voice features, how to select the best Lync client in different scenarios, make Lync services available to external users, as well as how to empower the collaborative environment of Persistent Chat Server rooms.”
The text has numerous handy references to Microsoft documentation and does good job of explaining WHY. Lync has more than a few moving parts, and having this guide to step you through your initial efforts could be just the thing to get you on the road to first-time deployment success.
Having a second point of view explaining a concept or procedure is a valuable technique. I can see using this book to fill that role.