The first step in planning for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is to evaluate your organization’s solution requirements and determine the features and functionality that you want to deploy to meet those requirements, as well as the usage requirements for the solution. This section provides the information to help you decide what is appropriate for your organization.

The Planning Tool in Office Communications Server 2007 R2 can facilitate the overall planning process because it automates much of the topology and component planning process. The decisions that you make in this section should provide the information you need to answer the questions in the Planning Tool and create your initial topology. For details about using the Planning Tool, see Planning Processand Planning Tool.

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