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September 17
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Issue 53


Lync Forum is an independent forum on

Microsoft Communications & UC
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Unified Communications.



Microsoft is a trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.



In This Issue

Sales
Performance
Improvement


Lync Server Media Bypass


CompTIA Training


3 Amigos


Get Bandwidth Now


Next Hop


Cisco Book Review

Get TECH Smart


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Welcome to the Lync Forum
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click here for Lync Forum website.




Well, the wait is finally over.


MS announces Lync.



A new look for a new er
a in unified communications.


In you would like to
see your Lync products highlighted, reviewed and presented here, contact
us.


Here is the official Microsoft PR:


"Microsoft Lync ushers in a new connected experience transforming every
communication into
an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging and
accessible from anywhere.


A single interface unites voice, IM, audio
-
,
video
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, and web
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conferencing into a richer, more contextual offering.


This
includes a visually compelling experience that is c
onsistent throughout
Microsoft Office and other business applications, including color
-
coded
presence icons, pictures, high
-
resolution video and desktop sharing. End
-
users can instantly see the availability of their contacts, start a conference
call from r
ight within Office applications, or sit down for a "face
-
to
-
face"
video
-
conference.


A single identity connects users to contacts inside and
outside of the organization with communications that are federated with
corporate and leading public IM networks.

And a single experience across
the PC, phone, web or mobile means that users have the choice to connect
from many devices. For IT, the benefits are equally powerful, with a highly
secure and reliable system that works with Active Directory, Microsoft
Excha
nge and Microsoft SharePoint and uses Microsoft management tools to
facilitate easier management and lower cost of ownership.


Interoperability
with existing systems enables smoother deployment and migration."


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Click here for Microsoft's Lync web
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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough
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Lync Server 2010 Media Bypass

Various calling
scenarios and CAC
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Call Admission Control features Congestion

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click here for animated tutorial.


Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Media Bypass

Scenario 1
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Call though MG
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Media Gateway to PSTN
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Public Switched
Telephone Network


Scenario 2
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Call from BO
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Branch Office through IP
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PBX
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Private Branch
eXchange


Scenario 3
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Call through Mediation Server via WAN
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Wide Area Network and
Hosted SIP
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Session Initiation Protocol

In this scenario, the call is made "through" HQ bypassing the P
STN,
however, if the call is off
-
net (in the U.S.), the call is then routed to the
PSTN.


Scenario 4
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Call from BO to HQ via WAN and then using CAC
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Call
Adminission Control and FO
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fail over via PSTN


Based on traffic load, Call Admission Control
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CAC limit
s the number
of calls from the WAN to HQ, instead placing calls via the PSTN to
HQ.


Scenario 5
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Call to BO from legacy POTS
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Plain Old Telephone Service or IPX
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PBX endpoint





The animation details all the processes.


Click here to view
, note it moves
pretty fast, so if yo
u are too old or just hate animation or simply don't
understand the internet, then you may want to just read the text.


Bandwidth Does Not Guarantee QoS


-

Two Points and Many More later

First, the amount of bandwidth required for SIP/VoIP networks is alw
ays a
challenge as if your emailed gets delayed in SPAM filter, you never know or
notice.


However, if the voice on the other end of the telephone call starts to
stutter, it drives you crazy.


The following bandwidth chart is just a ROM
-

a
"rough" order o
f magnitude.


Your network, any network is going to be
completely different and unlike the PSTN where QoS is established "before"
you start talking, there is no network guarantees because there is "no one"
network that any customer has control over.


That
is, you may control the
traffic on your network using MED
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multi
-
exit discriminators in conjunction
with the carrier/provider and even MPLS
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Multi
-
Protocol Label Switching.


However, when the packet crosses onto

another network, you have no
control over its
QoS and when it reaches the "last mile" another set of rules
apply which can further limit any QoS.





Second, the other point is that from our survey's the use of desktop video,
desktop sharing and webseminars is skyrocketing and Lync offers all of
them.


In addition, small room video systems like Polycom's CX5000
Roundtable (
here's a YouTube demo
) will further exacerbate huge demands
on network bandwidth but also demanding "perfect QoS" in order to function
properly.





The following chart is just the
"tip of the iceberg"

as there is a
n "infinite
demand" for applications and thus an infinite demand for bandwidth.


Start
your engines, as this is just the beginning.



For complete tutorial on bandwidth click here.



Lync Summit 2011 Announced
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June 15
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17

Westin Westminster Colorado


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A new look for a new era in unified communications.


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see your products highlighted, reviewed and presented here or in other
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Book Review

"VoIP
Performance Management and Optimization"

By Adeel Ahmed, Habib Madani, Talal Siddiqui.

For Cisco Press details click here.




There is really nothing about this book I don't like except that it is only on
paper, not electronic but read below and you get access to
it online.


That is
the only negative think I can say about this book and if you are serious
about VoIP (SIP) performance, QoS, security, monitoring and infrastructure
integration (hardware) and more, then you need to read and know
everything that is in th
is book.


And like what my mom said to me a long
time ago, "if you think you know what's going on, then you are really full of
s##."


Seriously there is just too much really good information to mention in
less than 300 words (trying to keep in brief).


Her
e's one of my favorites: on
page 262 "signaling traffic is also vulnerable to attack, including Spam over
Internet Telephony
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SPIT.


SPIT leverages SIP proxy impersonation to sent
unsolicited bulk messages to SIP endpoints.


VoIP phishing (vishing or
fishin
g) involves CallerID spoofing and then call rerouting to dummy IVR
systems for further exploitation of the SIP call processing resources."

This
one of the many great "actionable" tutorials you will find in the book.

With your book purchase you are entitled

to free, instant online access to
that book on Safari Books Online for 45 days. After you've completed your
purchase, you will receive instructions on how to log into Safari Books
Online. If you do not want to receive online access to the book, simply
unc
heck the box for Instant Online Access in your cart.




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IT departments without additional equipment, budget or time.


This allows planners and users to test ideas,
dial in and dial back out, IM file transfers
, remote desktop sharing, video conferencing, run scenarios,
review logs, break linkages and learning about new telephony features and network access.


Lync Forum is
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out having to
build their own system as well as the enterprise customer who doesn't have the time, resources or
knowledge to develop one.


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on" or "over
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