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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-17

Deploying edge components for Communications Server 2010 makes it possible for external users who are not logged into your organization’s internal network, including authenticated and anonymous remote users, federated partners, and users of public IM services, to communicate with other users in your organization using Communications Server. The deployment and configuration processes for Communications Server 2010 are much different than in previous releases because Communications Server 2010 provides new tools for installation and administration that change the way that you work with Communications Server components. The sections in the Edge Deployment Overview section describe the deployment process and new tools, as well as how you use them to deploy edge components for external user access.

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