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Professional Live Communications Server [Paperback]

Joe Schurman

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Book Description

July 5 2006
  • Live Communications Server is an emerging technology that will be an important component of Microsoft's business solutions in the coming years; this book is the ultimate guide to LCS
  • The expert authors cover audio and video conferencing and explain how to integrate VoIP and other telephone systems
  • Shows readers how to secure instant messaging both within and outside of a company
  • Explains how LCS integrates comfortably with products such as
  • Office, Exchange Server, and Active Directory, a factor that makes LCS a must-know technology

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From the Back Cover

This is the ultimate guide to Live Communications Server (LCS), the newest core server from Microsoft. You'll begin with an introduction to this technology and the suite of Unified Communications products offered by Microsoft, such as Live Meeting 2005, Communicator 2005, and LCS 2005 SP1. The book continues to cover details of the technical configuration of LCS 2005 SP1 and Communicator 2005.

Notes from the field, tips for troubleshooting, frequently asked questions, recommendations for additional resources, and templates for test plans and design guides all combine to prepare you for deploying this technology within your own infrastructure and using it to successfully build real-time collaboration, communications, and presence solutions.

What you will learn from this book

  • How Microsoft Unified Communications products enable presence, Instant Messaging, and integrated communication tools within Microsoft Office
  • Techniques for deploying secure Instant Messaging for both internal and remote access
  • How to prepare your infrastructure to deploy LCS 2005 SP1
  • Ways to integrate with VoIP and other telephone systems
  • How to configure message routes and ports
  • How the programming API allows you to create web-based or desktop applications for LCS
  • Understanding deployment timeframes and migration strategy when deploying LCS 2005 SP1

Who this book is for

This book is for those who want to enable Instant Messaging and unified communications or those who require additional technical information regarding LCS 2005 SP1. A working knowledge of a Microsoft Windows Server environment and a general understanding of Active Directory are recommended.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

About the Author

Joe Schurman (Spring, TX) is Microsofts only LCS Most Valuable Professional (MVP), in the US and is the leading LCS consultant internationally. Joe is considered to be the #1 consulting services resource by Microsoft Corporation and has been incorporated as the only non-Microsoft employee within the Microsoft Center of Excellence (COE) team. Jeremy Buch (Redmond, WA) is a Software Development Lead in the Real-Time Collaboration Group at Microsoft where he has worked for the last seven years. Jeremy has been involved in the development of the Microsoft Exchange Conferencing Server, Microsoft Exchange Instant Messaging and all versions of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server since the team was created in 2000.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference July 6 2006
By Darren Shaffer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
For anyone who not only wants the "how to" of LCS but also solutions to common hurdles implementing LCS in an enterprise environment, this is the book for you. Shurman demonstrates deep knowledge of LCS and shares a wealth of experience gained through his own intimate experience with this technology.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deploying LCS? Get this book... July 6 2006
By Kevin Lloyd - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
In typical fashion, Schurman demonstrates his in-depth knowledge of the product and takes the reader from start to finish of each technology included with LCS. If you're new to LCS, want to learn more on this unified communication technology, or simply want to know some secrets, this is a must-have book in your arsenal.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yves Zouzouambe, Software Architect July 12 2006
By Yves Zouzouambe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A very well written book by Joe Schurman that explains in plain language the architecture of Microsoft Live Communications Server, Joe also walks the reader through real life scenarios for the deployment and configuration of LCS within a corporate environment. Great attention is paid to security which is a big concern to most companies deploying this technology; I would strongly recommend this book to anyone remotely interested in Real Time Communication in general and in LCS in particular. Joe's writing style is full of humor and makes reading this book a piece of cake.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent LCS Reference July 7 2006
By Robert Harvey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Well-written & very readable - and packed with immediately useful information on this interesting, emerging technology. Obviously written from a real-world 'been there done that' perspective - this will become your go-to LCS reference as you climb the learning curve to mastery.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LCS for Professional Aug. 20 2006
By Eng Serge A. Michaux - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is my new best tool to troubleshooting issues with LCS costumers! Thank you Joe Schurman! We can find quickly the most needed kind of information into a real world enviroment.

Best Regards to all.

Serge.
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