Our organization has setup an internal lab for Lync and is trying to decide what the best option would be for deploying archiving with Lync and what the pros vs cons are.
We currently have one Lync 2013 FE Server and an Exchange 2010 server, which I already know does not support archiving. Would it be best to deploy a SQL server for archiving or upgrade Exchange 2010 to 2013? We can do either, but was is the recommended approach and best practice/pros/cons?
I was planning on utilizing SQL server as the preferred for approach and so we don't have to upgrade Exchange -- just seems easier and will keep any additional load off the Exchange server and once deployed to a production environment.