#Skype4b: Standard vs. Enterprise Edition

This is an on-demand article, I am writing it because one of the follower was asking about it and definitely it will help others as well. J I hope it will motivate others as well to ask any thing on Insidemstech.com and I’ll try my best to help each one of you.

Lync/Skype for Business server comes in two different editions i.e. Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. Both the editions offer same features and functionalities. I would say end user can’t recognize the version of Lync/Skype for Business. Let me explain the difference through comparison.

The above comparison shows very high level difference but these are core differentiation points between standard and enterprise edition. * shows that these are technical possibilities and support matrix but doesn’t guarantee any performance. For example, if you collocate Mediation server with Front End servers then concurrent call reduces. For more details and in-depth information you can search role specific blog posts here and if don’t find any information please let me know, I’ll try to help you out.

2 thoughts on “#Skype4b: Standard vs. Enterprise Edition

    1. Ajay Kakkar Post author

      First of all, Happy New Year Larry!

      Technically, you can use 1 FE server in a pool but that is not a realistic configuration and may be not recommended as well. Because when you deploy an Enterprise edition pool then user data replicates to three Front-End servers and a lazy writes copy to BackEnd server. If you are familiar with windows fabric and routing groups in Lync/Skype for Business server then you easily find it out why it is not recommended.

      For more information you can read this technet blog : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg412996(v=ocs.15).aspx



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