In Skype for Business Unleashed, three of the world's most respected Microsoft Unified Communications consultants share in-the-trenches guidance for all facets of Skype for Business planning, integration, deployment, and administration. The authors introduce Skype for Business, outline all it can do, and thoroughly explain the major improvements Microsoft has made in integrating Lync Server with its immensely popular and well-proven Skype consumer technologies. They cover every form of communication Skype for Business can manage, including IP voice, instant messaging, audio/video conferencing, web conferencing, and more. You'll find expert guidance on planning infrastructure, managing day-to-day operations, server roles, multi-platform clients, security, troubleshooting, and more. This completely revamped guidebook offers extensive new coverage of Microsoft's new cloud-based and hybrid cloud architectures for unified communications, and their deep implications for networking, security, and your Active Directory structures. You'll find exclusive insights on SDN for unified communications; interoperating with consumer Skype and standards based videoconferencing systems; measuring and optimizing quality; and the system's newest mobile functionality. Like its predecessor, Lync Server 2013 Unleashed, this book combines theory, step-by-step configuration instructions, and best practices from real enterprise environments. Drawing on their unsurpassed field experience, the authors identify common mistakes and present proven solutions and workarounds. Simply put, they tell you what works--and show how it's done.