Having written 13 books and love writing, books pull ideas and context together. Also, if you do a good job of indexing, they are their own search engine of ideas. People also still love paper but with ebooks, you can do so much more as each day is a new version. MVP Matt Landis has done a marvelous job in setting a high-bar for ebooks on Lync. I read all 100+ pages of his ebook under construction it is a great job for the person want to jump into Lync. And, stay-tuned, I asked Matt about what is next and he said, “Yes, this book will continue to get updated. Consider it a “living and interactive” book. We are already working on gateway installation and pbx integration chapters. Edge and webapps chapter planned as well. Also, migration from lync2010 should be in there.” I hope he will add SBA, CEPB apps, Kinect integration, and Skype integration to name a few more chapter topics. Click on image for link to ebook and good reading.
And, here in his own words is from the forward of his book, Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Step by Step for Anyone is a detailed and practical guide that gets right down to the business of installing a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 lab with detailed, step by step instructions so that any IT professional familiar with Windows Server and network concepts can get started.
From installing the first Front End server, to adding the collocated Persistent Chat role, to making your system resilient, and much more, this guide takes you each step of the way. Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Step by Step for Anyone caters to those who are first time testers of Microsoft Lync and also experts who are trying out Microsoft Lync 2013 for the first time. The new features of Lync Server 2013 and changes from Lync Server 2010 are called out and explained in detail as well.
This guide doesn’t just give the “click next” routine but also calls out places you might get snagged in a normal lab installation and gives helpful pointers to avoid those common pitfalls.
If you are looking to get started with Lync Server 2013, this is a great hands-on guide that can get you started with as little fuss as possible.