This course teaches IT staff how to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Lync Server solution. The course emphasizes Lync Server Enterprise Unified Communications features focussing particularly on coexisting with and migrating from legacy communication services. The labs in this course create a solution that includes IM and Presence, Conferencing, and Persistent Chat. This course helps prepare for Exam 70-336.
Technical staff working with Microsoft Lync.
Supporting Windows 2008 or 2012.
Lync Server architecture, Lync core capabilities, Lync design process, assessing infrastructure requirements and updating the design, planning for all Microsoft solutions framework phases.
Infrastructure requirements for Lync Server, using the planning tool, using topology builder, server infrastructure, documentation.
Hands on Environment preparation and Lync Server pools.
Managing Lync Server, role based access control.
Hands on Using the management shell, configuring role-based access control.
Deploy and manage clients, prepare for device deployment, IP phones.
Hands on Clients.
Introduction to conferencing in Lync Server, designing for audio\video and web conferencing, dial-in conferencing in Lync Server, managing and administering conferencing.
Hands on Conferencing in Microsoft Lync.
Conferencing and external capabilities of Lync Server, planning for IM and presence federation, designing edge services.
Hands on Deploying Edge Server and Configuring Remote Access, Validating the Edge Server.
Overview of persistent chat architecture in Lync Server, designing persistent chat, deploying and persistent chat.
Hands on persistent chat server.
The archiving service, the monitoring service, configuring archiving and monitoring.
Hands on Archiving and monitoring in Lync Server.
Lync Server troubleshooting tools, Lync Server operational tasks, Lync Server troubleshooting techniques.
Hands on Lync administration tools, centralized logging service, analysing Lync Server logs and traces.
High availability in Lync Server, configuring high availability in Lync Server, planning for load balancing, designing load balancing.
Hands on Configuring database mirroring, experiencing a scheduled SQL Server outage, experiencing an unscheduled SQL Server outage.
Disaster recovery in Lync Server, tools for backing up and restoring Lync Server, critical Lync Server data to back up and restore, critical data to export and import, designing branch site resiliency.
Hands on Configure pool pairing, experiencing a pool failure or outage.
Coexistence and migration, migration steps, planning for clients and devices. Designing a client migration and device migration strategy.
Hands on Creating a migration plan, documenting the migration phases.
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This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.