Pro LCS: Live Communications Server Administration will guide you on how to best leverage Microsoft's Live Communications Server 2005 (LCS) to improve your business communications. This information-packed volume includes everything you need to know about LCS, but were afraid to ask. This includes all the different clients that you can utilize and how you can best deploy them.
This book comes loaded with handy hints and tips, useful real-world scenarios, and extensive walkthroughs aimed at getting you up and running as quickly and painlessly as possible. It even includes a complete discussion about setting up a pilot deployment and rolling out the final solution in your chosen environment. This book is the expert guide to LCS for administrators, systems integrators, architects, and product or project managers who want to get the most out of LCS.
About the Author
Andrew Edney has been an IT professional for over 12 years and has over the course of his career worked for a range of high-tech companies, such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Fujitsu Services. He has a wide range of experience in virtually all aspects of Microsoft's computing solutions, having designed and architected large enterprise solutions for government and private sector customers. Over the years, Andrew has made a number of guest appearances at major industry events, presenting on a wide range of information systems subjects, such as an appearance at the annual Microsoft Exchange Conference in Nice where he addressed the Microsoft technical community on mobility computing. Andrew is currently involved in numerous Microsoft Beta programs, including next-generation Windows operating systems and next-generation Microsoft Office products, and actively participates in all Windows Media Center Beta programs.
Rui Maximo has 12 years of experiencing shipping over ten commercial software products for IBM and Microsoft from educational software to operating systems, mobile devices, and server products. Rui has been a lead program manager working in the Unified Communications Group since Live Communications Server 2003. He has been responsible for management of the Active Directory schema extensions; migration from Exchange 2000 IM; definition of supported topologies; design of the Admin Tools MMC, WMI, LcsSync, and MOM Pack; and work on VoIP before leading the Office Communicator Web Access Server product. He's played an important contributing role as a technical expert in developing the product's documentation, Microsoft Professional Exam for LCS 2005, and presenting at major conferences. Rui has been living in the Pacific Northwest and working at Microsoft for the past 10 years as a software design engineer and program manager.