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Migrate to Skype for Business 2015 – Part 2 – Perform the migration

There are a couple different ways to upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015. In part 1 of this series we had a look at what these options are. Today we will actually go through the process of an In-Place upgrade. You can only use this method if you have a Lync Server 2013 deployment as a starting point. In this case I am using a Lync Server 2013 environment with one Standard Edition Front End.

This is a two part series of posts:

  • Part 1 – Your Options (this part focusses on the theory and your options from which you can choose for the migration)
  • Part 2 – Perform the Migration (this part takes a closer look into the actual steps you will perform while migrating)

For the upgrade we will follow these steps:

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Step 1: Install Prerequisites

You want to start with installing the following prerequisites:

  • CU5 and latest hotfix for Lync Server 2013
  • Windows PowerShell 3.0 (at least build version 6.2.9200.0)
  • At least Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1
  • And also one of the following:

Also, you want to have 32 GB of free disk space before you start the upgrade.…

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Migrate to Skype for Business 2015 – Part 1 – Your Options

If you are using Microsoft Lync Server and want to move on to Skype for Business 2015 you have a couple different ways to perform the migration depending on your starting point.

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Note: I will be concentrating on the migration from Lync Server (2010/2013) to Skype for Business. If you are using the Office Communication Server (OCS) you should migrate to Lync Server first, before moving on to Skype for Business. You can also set up a new Skype for Business environment.

This will be a two part series of posts:

  • Part 1 – Your Options (this part will focus on the theory and your options from which you can choose for the migration)
  • Part 2 – Perform the Migration (this part will take a closer look into the actual steps you will perform while migrating)

So this part will cover options for migrating.…

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