What Is NextHop?

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.

Welcome to NextHop! NextHop, along with DrRez, is the Microsoft Communications Server team’s customer response channel—a new medium to rapidly make the information you need available to you, when you need it. The NextHop and DrRez blogs provide pertinent, short-format, technical articles between major releases of the product and associated product documentation (technical library content, Resource Kit book, whitepapers, and tools). All the articles available on the NextHop and DrRez blogs are also published here in the Communications Server and Lync Server sections of the Technical Library, respectively, (about six weeks after they’ve been published on the blogs).

NextHop and DrRez highlight the knowledge of experts in the Lync Server community, bringing you information from both internal and external experts, such as the Communications Server engineering team and our Most Valuable Professional (MVP) community. In addition to publishing great content by contributing authors, NextHop and DrRez keep a pulse on the community. The Lync Server Blog Roll and @DrRez Twitter feed highlight the activities of other websites and blogs that are focused on Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software. NextHop and DrRez provide pointers to a wealth of information about Lync Server 2010. Our plan is to support, encourage, and evangelize all the great content that is being written about Lync Server.

NextHop and DrRez bring you fresh articles every week. Many of our article ideas come from none other than YOU. We look forward to lively engagement with our readers. Most articles will be between 2 and 7 pages, so 5 to 10 minutes of reading is usually all that’s required at any one time.

Our objective is to help you find quick answers about how to:

  • Ramp up on Lync Server

  • Find information to get started

  • Solve a particular problem

  • Get advice from the experts

  • Do a deep dive on the technology

We encourage you to leave comments on the blogs and engage with the authors. Let us know how we are doing, what helps you, and what additional information we should provide.

If we’re not hitting the mark, let us know. We’ll use your feedback to improve what we deliver.

To chat with us:

Read Lync Server NextHop articles at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=206577.