Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Deployment Guide is now available for download through Microsoft Download Center.
"Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting is a unified communications (UC) solution for telecom and hosting providers. And, the Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack features include integration with Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Outlook, and other communication technologies," Microsoft stated.
Adding, "Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack enables customers to manage geographically dispersed offices and mobile users in a way that reduces travel expenses, while maintaining highly collaborative team environments. This increased integration of communication channels translates to improved organizational flexibility that is often difficult to find in larger enterprise organizations," company said.
The key features in the document includes:
- Edge Servers only act as the first point of contact from requests coming from federated partners in a hosted deployment
- In a Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack deployment, incoming requests from tenant users go straight to Directors, bypassing Edge Servers. The Directors authenticate tenant users' requests and redirect them to the appropriate Front End pool
- You must configure the DNS records for the initial SIP domain. Configure the SRV record to point to the Director pool, not the Edge Server pool.
- The Directors require public IP addresses that do not use NAT.
- You must run the Lync Server Update tool on each server in your deployment after you complete the Setup or Remove Lync Server Components page in the Lync Server Deployment Wizard
- Additionnal taske must be performed before and after you have a default Lync deployment
- The Lync Server platform must be configured to treat all clients as external to ensure that their private and public IP addresses are provided to Exchange UM when calls are transferred from the Front End Server to the Exchange UM server
- To prevent a tenant from communicating with another domain you must add that domain to the tenant's Block list
- You need to add new SIP domains to the certificate
- You can't use Response group, Team call,delegation, Private line, Call park, Outgoing DID manipulation,
- No Public IM connectivity with Windows Live, AOL, Yahoo, and XMPP
And, the features that integrate with other components and applications include the following:
- Presence: A collection of attributes that provides an indication of a person's status, activity, location, willingness to communicate, and contact information.
- Instant messaging (IM): A form of real-time text-based communication.
- Data and desktop sharing: A feature that allows users to share files, use whiteboard, and display their desktop to a meeting or to conversation participants.
- Conferencing: Two-way video and audio transmissions between users in multiple locations.
- Unified Messaging: An application that consolidates a user's voice mail, fax, and email into one mailbox, so that the user only needs to check a single location for messages, regardless of type. The email server is the platform for all types of messages, making it unnecessary to maintain separate voice mail and email infrastructures.
- Private branch exchange (PBX) replacement: UC integration with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems can replace traditional phone exchange systems.
Lync Server Multitenant Hosting Pack partner feature sets include:
- Appliances: Hand and head set I/O devices
- Conferencing server gateway video: Real-time IP video, voice, and data services
- Mobility solution: Allows mobile phones the same access to services as a standard desktop handset
- Audio conferencing provider: Integration with hosted conferencing systems
- Short Message Service (SMS): Text messaging systems used by phones and mobile communication systems.