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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-13

The topics in this section help you get started with planning your Microsoft Communications Server 2010 deployment.

In This Section

  • Beginning the Planning Process helps you understand how to get started, and how the planning documentation works with the Communications Server Planning Tool and Communications Server Topology Builder.

  • Topology Basics You Must Know Before Planning describes the basics of Communications Server topologies, including sites and server pools. You must understand these concepts when using the Communications Server Planning Tool.

  • Initial Planning Decisions takes you through the questions you must answer to decide what workloads and features of Communications Server to deploy.

  • Reference Topologies shows three sample topologies that illustrate good topology design in three typical organization types, and explains the reasoning behind many of the decisions in designing those topologies.