Skype for Business Unleashed This is the most comprehensive, realistic, and useful guide to Skype for Business Server 2015, Microsoft's most powerful unified communications system. Four leading Microsoft unified communications consultants share in-the-trenches guidance for planning, integration, migration, deployment, administration, and more. The authors thoroughly introduce Skype for Business 2015's components and capabilities, as well as changes and improvements associated with the integration of popular Skype consumer technologies. You'll find detailed coverage of IP voice, instant messaging, conferencing, and collaboration; and expert guidance on server roles, multi-platform clients, security, and troubleshooting. Reflecting their unsurpassed experience, the authors illuminate Microsoft's new cloud-based and hybrid cloud architectures for unified communications, showing how these impact networking, security, and Active Directory. They cover SDN for unified communications; interoperation with consumer Skype and legacy video conferencing; quality optimization, mobile improvements, and much more. Throughout, the authors combine theory, step-by-step configuration instructions, and best practices from real enterprise environments. Simply put, you'll learn what works-and how it's done. Detailed Information on How To · Plan deployments, from simple to highly complex · Deploy Skype for Business Server 2015 as a cloud or cloud-hybrid solution · Walk step by step through installation or an in-place upgrade · Overcome "gotchas" in migrating from Lync Server 2010 or 2013 · Leverage new features available only in cloud or cloud-hybrid environments · Implement and manage Mac, mobile, Windows, browser, and virtualized clients · Establish server roles, including front end, edge, and mediation server · Make the most of Skype for Business Server 2015's enhanced mobile experience · Manage external dependencies: network requirements, dependent services, and security infrastructure · Efficiently administer Skype for Business Server 2015 · Provide for high availability and disaster recovery · Integrate voice, telephony, and video, step by step · Avoid common mistakes, and discover expert solutions and workarounds Category: Business Applications Covers: Skype for Business User Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Pro WCF 4.0: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation is a complete guide to Windows Communication Foundation from the service-oriented architecture (SOA) perspective, showing you why WCF is important to service-oriented architecture and development. This book provides deep insight into the functionality of WCF, which shipped with .NET 4.0-like service discovery, routing service, simplified configuration, and other advanced features. Included in this title are informative examples that will aid the reader in understanding and implementing these important additions. This book also covers the unified programming model, reliable messaging, security, and the peer-to-peer programming model. You'll also learn how to move your current .NET remoting and web service applications to WCF, and how to integrate those applications with WCF 4. This book offers genuine insight into solving real enterprise problems using WCF and .NET 4.0. What you’ll learn - Features of WCF new to .NET 4.0 - A comprehensive WCF programming model - How queue management and reliable messaging work in WCF - Implementing transaction support in WCF - Making WCF services interoperable with other SOA offerings - Best practices in using WCF effectively - Developing WCF applications with Visual Studio 2010 Who this book is for The release of .NET 4.0 brought a wide range of new functionality to WCF. Developers and architects with experience using WCF 3.5 or earlier who want to apply this new functionality to their application will benefit greatly from the discussions and code samples in this book. This book is also a great resource for application developers and architects new to service-oriented architecture or the core concepts of WCF.
This book offers a unified treatment of mobile middleware technology Mobile Middleware: Architecture, Patterns and Practiceprovides a comprehensive overview of mobile middleware technology. The focus is on understanding the key design and architectural patterns, middleware layering, data presentation, specific technological solutions, and standardization. The author addresses current state of the art systems including Symbian, Java 2 Micro Edition, W3C technologies and many others, and features a chapter on widely deployed middleware systems. Additionally, the book includes a summary of relevant mobile middleware technologies, giving the reader an insight into middleware architecture design and well-known, useful design patterns. Several case studies are included in order to demonstrate how the presented patterns, solutions, and architectures are applied in practice. The case studies pertain to mobile service platforms, mobile XML processing, thin clients, rich clients, and mobile servers. Chapters on Architectures and Platforms, Mobile Messaging, Publish/Subscribe, Data Synchronization and Security are also included. Key Features: * Provides a comprehensive overview of mobile middleware technology * Unified treatment of three core topical areas: messaging, publish/subscribe, and data synchronization * Discusses the role of middleware in the protocol stack * Focus on both standards and research systems including current state- of-the-art systems such as Symbian, Java 2 Micro Edition, W3C technologies * Contains concrete examples showing the presented architectures and solutions in practice * Includes an accompanying website with links to open source software, and other resources This book serves as an invaluable guide to systems architects, researchers, and developers. It will also be of interest to graduate and undergraduate students studying computer science (distributed systems, computer networks).
An expert guide to solving real business problems using components This groundbreaking book gets developers up to speed on Enterprise JavaBeans, CORBA components, and other cutting edge technologies that are making it easier and cheaper than ever for companies to integrate all of their applications into unified systems to support corporate decision-making. Fred Cummins presents an overview of the integration architecture and then dives right into the details, including communications messaging techniques for integrating application components, the 'publish and subscribe' mechanism for linking components and monitoring business activities, using 'adapters' to integrate applications, integrating Web services, work-flow management, and he also supplies proven code solutions for an array of problems associated with integrating packaged and custom applications across the enterprise. Companion Web site features source code and updates on the EAI architecture and underlying technologies.
Design, install, and manage a complete unified communications solution with this definitive guide. Gain an in-depth understanding of the Cisco Unity architecture and feature set Plan, design, and install a complete unified messaging solution using the design process found within this guide Use features in Cisco Unity to solve legacy and convergence problems for your users Administer and manage Unity installations effectively by leveraging the comprehensive solutions provided in this book Learn about Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino support and configuration with Cisco Unity Support CallManager and legacy PBX integrations with your unified messaging solutions This definitive reference helps you leverage the true power of Cisco Unity, the powerful unified communications server that provides advanced, convergence-based communication services, which integrate with the desktop applications that business professionals use everyday. 'Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide' shows you how to integrate Cisco Unity with Cisco IP-based communication solutions, including Cisco CallManager. Part I introduces you to the Cisco Unity architecture and teaches you about the Cisco Unity feature set. Part II helps you design and deploy a unified message solution with Cisco Unity, and Part III helps you manage and administer your solution by leveraging the tools within Cisco Unity. 'Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide' teaches you all that you need to know about designing, deploying, and managing a sustainable, unified messaging solution. This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press, which offers networkingprofessionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
Pro WCF 4.0: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation is a complete guide to Windows Communication Foundation from the service-oriented architecture (SOA) perspective, showing you why WCF is important to service-oriented architecture and development. This book provides deep insight into the functionality of WCF, which shipped with .NET 4.0-like service discovery, routing service, simplified configuration, and other advanced features. Included in this title are informative examples that will aid the reader in understanding and implementing these important additions. This book also covers the unified programming model, reliable messaging, security, and the peer-to-peer programming model. You'll also learn how to move your current .NET remoting and web service applications to WCF, and how to integrate those applications with WCF 4. This book offers genuine insight into solving real enterprise problems using WCF and .NET 4.0.
Meeting the Messaging Needs of Your Business As a systems administrator, you're expected to respond to the technical requirements of your organization while trying to fit them into its overall business goals. Few IT professionals have the combination of skills needed to pull it off. This unique book bridges that gap. It takes you beyond the routine administration tasks and teaches you how to plan and launch an Exchange Server 2007 enterprise solution that fully integrates the needs of the IT staff, end users, and business managers alike. You'll learn how to assess the enterprise's vital messaging needs and management's expected return on investment (ROI), how to build an effective infrastructure plan to meet those goals, and finally, how to present your business case, win plan approval, and start implementation. With pages of clear-cut explanations, case studies, and real-world scenarios, this hands-on guide walks you through every phase, from planning to development to deployment, while offering strategic and practical techniques you'll find valuable throughout your professional career. * Understand the basic tenets of service-oriented architecture (SOA) * Assess your current Exchange infrastructure and capacities * Examine management's business goals and forecast for future growth * Plan the right infrastructure, including deployment, compliance, anti-spam and anti-virus, security, and mail archiving * Explore and establish Exchange Server 2007 server roles, including Edge Transport, Unified Messaging, ActiveSync(r), POP3 and IMAP4, Outlook(r) Web Access, and more * Outline objectives, determine resources, set timelines, and create functional documentation for your solutions and processes * Present your business case to decision-makers, including cost analysis, expected benefits, and criteria for determining success
Written by Cisco 'RM' CCIEs 'TM, ' Technical Marketing Engineers, and Systems Engineers who have real-life experience with Cisco 'RM' VoIP networks, this guide includes coverage of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), admission control, security, fax and modem traffic, and unified messaging. Learn from real-world scenarios.
Authoritative, hands-on guidance for Skype Business administrators Mastering Skype for Business 2015 gives administrators the comprehensive coverage they need to effectively utilize Skype for Business. Fully up to date for the 2015 release, this guide walks you through industry best practices for planning, design, configuration, deployment, and management with clear instruction and plenty of hands-on exercises. Case studies illustrate the real-world benefits of Unified Communication, and provide expert experiences working with Skype for Business. From server roles, infrastructure, topology, and security to telephony, cloud deployment, and troubleshooting, this guide provides the answers you need and the insight that will make your job easier. Sample automation scripts help streamline your workflow, and full, detailed coverage helps you exploit every capability Skype for Business has to offer. Skype for Business enables more robust video conferencing, and integrates with Office, Exchange, and SharePoint for better on-premises and cloud operations. Organizations are turning to Skype for Business as a viable PBX replacement, and admins need to be up to speed and ready to go. This book provides the clear, explicit instructions you need to: Design, configure, and manage IM, voice mail, PBX, and VoIP Connect to Exchange and deploy Skype for Business in the cloud Manage UC clients and devices, remote access, federation, and public IM Automate management tasks, and implement cross-team backup-and-restore The 2015 version is the first Skype to take advantage of the Windows 10 'touch first' capabilities to provide fast, natural, hands-on control of communications, and users are eager to run VoIP, HD video conferencing, collaboration, instant messaging, and other UC features on their mobile devices. Mastering Skype for Business 2015 helps you get Skype for Business up and running quickly, with hands-on guidance and expert insight.