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Live Communication Server is a great instant messaging, presence and communication tool. In a small to medium business environment it is fairly simple to design and implement. When you scale out to an enterprise engagement (multiple thousands of users dispersed across multiple continents) the proper design and planning is critical to success. Putting in the proper “up-front” work is necessary as well as a proper accounting of all the factors that come in to play. Here is an excellent guide from Microsoft for planning your LCS 2005 SP1 roll out.

Overview

This guide describes the planning process for deploying instant messaging (IM) and presence services in your organisation using Live Communications Server 2005 with Service Pack 1.

Described in this guide:

  • Describes some of the changes from the previous version of Live Communications Server.
  • Takes you through the process of evaluating your environment to deploy and use Live Communications Server 2005.
  • Presents recommendations for designing a Live Communications Server IM and presence infrastructure system.
  • Discusses the considerations that help you design a highly reliable and consistently available instant messaging system, including performance tuning, security considerations, capacity, federation, remote access, and archiving planning.
  • Identifies network infrastructure, hardware, Active Directory® directory service, and administrative considerations.
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 7:21 AM | Back to top


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