Administering Microsoft Lync Server

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Introduction

This instructor-led course teaches IT professionals how to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 solution. The course emphasizes Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Unified Communications features with particular emphasis 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 the student prepare for Exam 70-336 and Exam 70-337.

Learning Goals

After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Describe the overall server and client Lync Server 2013 architecture.
• Design a Site Topology.
• Plan the Server Infrastructure.
• Configure Role-Based Access Control.
• Deploy and manage clients.
• Describe conferencing in Lync Server 2013.
• Design Edge services.
• Describe the features and concepts for Persistent Chat in Lync Server 2013.
• Describe the Archiving service.
• Describe the Monitoring service.
• Describe high availability in Lync Server 2013.
• Plan for load balancing in Lync Server 2013.
• Describe the high availability options in Lync Server 2013.
• Describe the migration process.

Target Audience

This course is intended for IT consultants and telecommunications consulting professionals who design, plan, deploy, and maintain solutions for unified communications (UC). Candidates should be able to translate business requirements into technical architecture and design for a UC solution.

Course Outline

Module 1: Architecture and design approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Overview of Lync Server 2013 Architecture
  • Overview of Lync Server 2013 Core Capabilities
  • Introduction to the Lync Server 2013 Design Process
  • Assessing Infrastructure Requirements and Updating the Design
  • Planning for all Microsoft Solutions Framework Phases

Module 2: Designing a Lync Server 2013 Topology

  • Planning Infrastructure Requirements for Lync Server 2013
  • Using the Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool
  • Using Topology Builder
  • Planning the Server Infrastructure
  • Designing Documentation Using Microsoft Office

Module 3: Configuring Users and Rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Managing Lync Server 2013
  • Introduction to Role Based Access Control

Module 4: Client and Device Deployment and Management

  • Preparing for Client Deployment
  • Deploying and Managing Lync 2013 Clients
  • Preparing for Device Deployment
  • Deploying and Managing IP Phones

Module 5: Conferencing in Lync Server 2013

  • Introduction to Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Designing for Audio\Video and Web Conferencing
  • Dial-In Conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Managing and Administering Conferencing

Module 6: Designing and Deploying External Access

  • Conferencing and External Capabilities of Lync Server 2013
  • Planning for IM and Presence Federation
  • Designing Edge Services

Module 7: Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat

  • Overview Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat architecture
  • Design Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  • Deploy and Configure Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat

Module 8: Configuring Basic Enterprise Voice Functionality

  • Features of Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Voice
  • Preparing for Enterprise Voice
  • Deploying Enterprise Voice

Module 9: Extending Enterprise Voice Functionality

  • Configuring Enterprise Voice
  • Introducing Call Park
  • Introducing the Announcement Service

Module 10: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging (UM) Integration

  • Prerequisites for Integrating Exchange Server 2013 UM with Lync Server 2013
  • Integrating Exchange Server 2013 UM with Lync Server 2013

Module 11: Monitoring and Archiving

  • Describing the Archiving Service
  • Describing the Monitoring Service
  • Configuring Archiving and Monitoring

Module 12: Administrating and Maintenance of Lync Server 2013

  • Introduction to Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting tools
  • Understanding Lync Server 2013 Operational tasks
  • Develop Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting techniques
  • Introduction to analyzing Lync Server 2013 logs and traces

Module 13: High Availability in Lync Server 2013

  • High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Configuring High Availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Planning for Load Balancing
  • Designing Load Balancing

Module 14: Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013

  • Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013
  • Tools for Backing up and Restoring Lync Server 2013
  • Critical Lync Server 2013 Data to Back Up and Restore
  • Critical Lync Server 2013 Data to Export and Import
  • Designing Branch Site Resiliency

Module 15: Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013

  • Overview of Coexistence and Migration
  • Migration steps
  • Planning for Clients and Devices
  • Designing a Client Migration and Device Migration Strategy
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To organize this course on-site, please contact info@u2u.be.

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