Deploy Skype for Business Server 2015

Summary: Explore these links to learn how to install and configure Skype for Business Server 2015 and upgrade from earlier versions of Lync Server.

Skype for Business Server offers instant messaging (IM), presence, conferencing, video, and telephony solutions that can support enterprise-level collaboration requirements. This topic provides links to information about how to deploy and configure Skype for Business Server.

Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback. This page will be updated frequently, so check back often.

Visual resources about how to deploy Skype for Business Server

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Articles about Skype for Business Server installation and configuration

The following articles about how to install and configure Skype for Business Server are available to view online.

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Icon for documentation Requirements for your Skype for Business environment
Learn about server and environmental requirements for Skype for Business Server.
Icon for documentation Topology Basics for Skype for Business Server 2015
Learn about topology options and server collocation scenarios for Skype for Business Server.
Numeric How To Icon Install Skype for Business Server 2015
Learn how to install Skype for Business Server in various topologies, in both physical and virtual environments.
Numeric How To Icon Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015
Learn how to upgrade from previous versions of Lync Server.
Numeric How To Icon Configure the client experience with Skype for Business
Learn how to configure the client experience.
Numeric How To Icon Deploy hybrid connectivity between Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online
Learn how to configure prerequisites for a hybrid deployment, and then configure your deployment to manage users between Skype for Business Server on-premises and Skype for Business Online.
Numeric How To Icon Deploy Edge Server in Skype for Business Server 2015
If users in your organization communicate with external users who aren't logged into your internal network, you'll want to deploy Edge Server.
Numeric How To Icon Deploy Enterprise Voice in Skype for Business Server 2015
Learn how to deploy a complete Voice over IP (VoIP) enterprise voice solution, providing rich integration with Outlook and Exchange, and many powerful features such as Response Groups, Call Park, team calling, Group Call Pickup, and Enhanced Emergency E9-1-1 support.
Numeric How To Icon Deploy Persistent Chat Server in Skype for Business Server 2015
If you want users in your organization to participate in topic-based conversations that persist over time, you'll want to deploy Persistent Chat Server.
Numeric How To Icon Deploy Video Interop Server in Skype for Business Server 2015
If you want to support video interoperation, read about how to deploy the Video Interop Server (VIS).

Additional resources about planning for Skype for Business Server

The following resources about how to plan for Skype for Business Server are available from other subject matter experts.

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Icon for Docs Skype for Business Server for IT pros
Visit the resource center to access videos, community sites, documentation, downloads, and more.
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Find developer resources for Skype for Business Server, including code samples, training, and SDKs.
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