Lync Tools: Stress and Performance Tool and Capacity Calculator

Friday, March 4, 2011
Microsoft released two new Lync Server 2010 tools to help you in your deployments.

The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Capacity Calculator is a spreadsheet for calculating a user’s hardware requirements based on information that the admin supplies about number of users, types of communication, and expected traffic.  It includes a Microsoft Word document explaining the tool and how to use it.

The Lync Server 2010 Stress and Performance Tool (LSS) can be used to prepare, define and validate performance targets of user scenarios offered by on-premise Lync Server 2010 deployment. LSS includes multiple modules and can simulate simultaneous users on one or more Lync Servers.

Both of these tools will be instrumental in any successful Lync deployment.