Event Slide 06 – November 2015

Ben Lee – Modality Systems

The high availability options for Lync Server improved dramatically in 2013 with the introduction of pool pairing. The technology added a much needed semi-automatic way for Lync to survive a data-center failure but this isn’t a “one size fits all” solution. Desiging and architecting a fully HA Lync environment is a complicatied task and depends on heavily on external factors to make it work such as networking, DNS, virtualisation etc..This session is not aiming to provide an overview of a “gold standard” HA Lync environment as such a thing doesn’t exist – customisations and different design choices will need to be taken for each unique environment. Instead, drawing on a recent real-world project, Ben will run through an example topology and explain the decisions taken behind the design and how testing was completed. Discussion is to be encouraged!


Andrew J. Price – Freedom Communications – Office Servers and Services MVP

In this session we will look at Office 2016 ProPlus what’s in and out of Office 365 ProPlus. We will also discuss the new features like Branch Updates, Office 2016 Deployment Tool and the changes to the mechanism. There will also be a live demo of on how to deploy Office 2016 ProPlus as theres life after Office 2013 ProPlus