Skype for Business 2015 Planning Tool

The for Business Team released Skype for Business 2015 Planning Tool. This tool asks you a series of questions about your organization and the features that you are interested in. The will then use your answers to recommend a topology based on the tested for Business 2015 user model.
Your organization may have a different user model. If so, you should adjust the recommended topology as necessary to fit your organization’s needs.
What’s in the for for Business 2015?

  • The now allow user to have up to 10 sites, including central site and disaster recovery site
  • The offers capacity guidance for for Business Server 2015 new and updated features listed below.
  • You can answer the questions about these features in the Planning Tool, and then the suggested topology will contain information for those features, e.g hardware, network, DNS, certificate, IP, etc, according to the for Business 2015 user model.
    • Persistent Chat
    • Archiving with Exchange integration
    • Mobility
    • Multi-view Video
    • SQL AlwaysOn
    • High Availability and Disaster Recovery
    • Office Web Apps
    • Exchange Mailbox
  • for Business Server 2015 allows you to specify IPv6 IP addresses
  • identifies the IP conflicts across sites in the suggest topology. You can then choose to show or hide IP conflict in the topology
  • offers more user-friendly FQDN/IP/Port editing dialog
  • updates the suggested hardware requirements, DNS, and certificates with Skype for Business Server 2015 changes
  • updates the planning steps and steps with Skype for Business Server 2015 changes
  • offers better support for accessibility requirements
  • Skype for Business Server 2015 offers improved export of Visio and Excel files. An exported Visio file matches the suggested topology diagram in the Planning Tool as well
  • no longer supports the following features:
    • Virtualized server design
    • Export the file to Topology Builder

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