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Lync Server 2010 as a phone system RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible and /or practical?

    We would of course use all of the Lync communication and integration features ( IM, presence, application share and multiparty video)

    Current setup: 3 buildings connected via gigabit fiber lan, users: 25+ 25 + 75, Server 2008 R2 Domain with Exchange 2010 SP1.  Currently running a Nortel BCM.

    And a few more questions:

    1. How would I connect a 23 line digital PRI to the Lync Server?

    2. I have remote sites that would connect via vpn tunnels...what gateway device would I use to connect in to the Lync server?

    3. What VOIP phones are the best for connecting to Lync?

     

    Thanks,

    Joel

     

    Saturday, July 9, 2011 12:19 AM

Answers

  • This thread can go down many paths, so I will keep it simple.  Yes it is possible and very practical.  I have been using OCS/Lync as my PBX since 2007, and it has worked well.  Lync has really closed the gap on PBX functionality and has gone beyond its competitors in many ways.  To answer your questions:

    1) You would use a Lync certified gateway.  For example AudioCodes, NET, Dialogic, etc.  See link for full list: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/gg131938

    2) Lync would ride on your data pipe, so no extra gateways needed here

    3) For IP phones, get a Lync certified device from Polycom or Aastra.  Here is a full list of devices: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/gg278164


    Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Lync 2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington
    Saturday, July 9, 2011 1:08 AM

All replies

  • This thread can go down many paths, so I will keep it simple.  Yes it is possible and very practical.  I have been using OCS/Lync as my PBX since 2007, and it has worked well.  Lync has really closed the gap on PBX functionality and has gone beyond its competitors in many ways.  To answer your questions:

    1) You would use a Lync certified gateway.  For example AudioCodes, NET, Dialogic, etc.  See link for full list: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/gg131938

    2) Lync would ride on your data pipe, so no extra gateways needed here

    3) For IP phones, get a Lync certified device from Polycom or Aastra.  Here is a full list of devices: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/gg278164


    Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Lync 2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington
    Saturday, July 9, 2011 1:08 AM
  • Thanks Tim.

    Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:02 PM