Case Studies

Centigrade International Limited.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Consultancy

Centigrade International wanted assistance from an accredited Microsoft Partner with a proven track record to help plan and manage the deployment of Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Centigrade International is an integrated marketing communications agency. Unrestrained by geography they work with clients across 33 countries and in 26 languages. Their campaigns deliver strong, measurable results across a wide range of marketing channels.

Ian Whilden, Enterprise Technology Manager at Centigrade had a vision to deploy a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Unified Communications (UC) solution for the business. Nexus were selected to supply consultancy and technical services by an accredited and experienced Microsoft Lync engineer, who would assist with the design and deployment of the Microsoft Lync platform.

Microsoft Lync accredited engineers from Nexus gathered all of the relevant information needed to ratify a Microsoft Lync solution design and project plan. Once the strategy and plan was agreed Nexus engineers assisted with the configuration of the environment and completed a comprehensive check of the Microsoft Lync Server and edge server configuration, set up IP addresses, configured external DNS names and setup networking rules on the Threat Management Gateway (TMG) Server to enable support for Lync traffic. Subsequently, Nexus engineers integrated Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Lync Server 2010 to perform conferencing and federation functionality.

The main phases of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 project included:

  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 design and implementation consultancy
  • Technical ratification and configuration of environment
  • Integration of Exchange Server 2010 with Lync Server 2010
  • Conferencing and federation configuration

This project was hugely successful and Nexus continue to provide Retained Technical Services (RTS) to support Centigrade International. The teams are currently working together to assist with the deployment of Microsoft Lync at Centigrade International offices in Los Angeles, Detroit, Eindhoven, Brussels, Beijing and Shanghai.

Client: Centigrade International Limited
Industry: General Industry
Year: 2013

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