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About Lync/Exchange cloud service provided by Office365 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there,

    I'm investigating on the details for using office365 with our Lync/Exchange server (we already had a set of Lync and Exchange server running in our envrionment), I want to know:

    Besides the cloud service provided by MS, is there an on-premise version for office365 that can be deployed locally?

      - If yes, what's the software and hardware requirement for office365 'server' ?

      - If no, what should I purchase?License only? Any other software or hardware should I need? And where could I download the guide to configure Lync/Exchange to support office365?

    Thanks,

    Zhang.Na


    • Edited by Zhang.Na Sunday, April 1, 2012 9:28 AM
    Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:45 AM

Answers

  • Office 365 is the public cloud version of Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010.  If you are already running Exchange and Lync on-prem, then why do you want to use Office 365?  So to answer a few questions, there is no on-prem version of Office 365, again it is the public cloud offering of Lync, Exchange and SharePoint.  Also, there is currently no hybrid implementation of on-prem Lync and Office 365, but there is for Exchange.  Here is the guide to get you started on Exchange hybrid with O365:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exdeploy2010/default.aspx#Index 

    Pick the Hybrid option.


    Tim Harrington | MVP: Lync | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, Lync 2010, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:44 PM
  • Yes , you are right. You don't need to setup any on-premise servers for office 365 subscription. As mentioned by TWHarrington, Lync online can't co-exist with on-premise version and most of the enterprise voice featurs are available only in on-premise.

    Clients doesn't feel any difference in terms of functionality. Feature sets will change based on office 365 exchange plan and licensing.

    Thanks

    Saleesh


    If answer is helpful, please hit the green arrow on the left, or mark as answer.

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 10:27 AM

All replies

  • Office 365 is the public cloud version of Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010.  If you are already running Exchange and Lync on-prem, then why do you want to use Office 365?  So to answer a few questions, there is no on-prem version of Office 365, again it is the public cloud offering of Lync, Exchange and SharePoint.  Also, there is currently no hybrid implementation of on-prem Lync and Office 365, but there is for Exchange.  Here is the guide to get you started on Exchange hybrid with O365:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exdeploy2010/default.aspx#Index 

    Pick the Hybrid option.


    Tim Harrington | MVP: Lync | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, Lync 2010, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington

    Saturday, March 31, 2012 3:44 PM
  • TWHarrington, thanks very much for you reply.

    To clarify, we're actually going to develop some applications baesd on API of Lync and exchange web service, and intend to support office 365 in the coming release, so I just want to figure out how it works.

    Based on the information you provided, we don't need to setup any servers for office 365, only need to purchase corresponding cloud service from MS, and this services has nothing aossoicated with our current Lync/Exchange server, right?

    Another question is: From the client perspective, is there any difference between Exchange cloud service and Exchange hybrid mode?

    Regards,

    Zhang.Na

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 9:27 AM
  • Yes , you are right. You don't need to setup any on-premise servers for office 365 subscription. As mentioned by TWHarrington, Lync online can't co-exist with on-premise version and most of the enterprise voice featurs are available only in on-premise.

    Clients doesn't feel any difference in terms of functionality. Feature sets will change based on office 365 exchange plan and licensing.

    Thanks

    Saleesh


    If answer is helpful, please hit the green arrow on the left, or mark as answer.

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 10:27 AM
  • Hello,

    You can implement environment of Lync On-Premise and Lync with Office 365.(Integration Lync On-Premise and Office 365 Lync).

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Video/hh779635.

    When you develop an new application, you must to check the application against Lync with both On-Premise and Lync in Office 365.

    Office 365 is Saas, you dont need any Hardware and software just purchase and you have Office 365 Cloud.

    Regards.


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    Sunday, April 1, 2012 2:25 PM