Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 (M20336)

Duration

5 Days

Course Description

In this course, you will learn how to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 solution. The course focuses on Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Unified Communications features with particular emphasis on coexisting with and migrating from legacy communication services. Through hands-on labs, you will create a solution that includes IM and Presence, conferencing, and persistent chat.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product M20336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 and can assist you in preparation for Exam 70-336: Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013.

What You’ll Learn

  • Overall server and client Lync Server 2013 architecture
  • Lync 2013 features and user scenarios
  • Lync Server deployment process
  • Components of a Lync Server 2013 design
  • Plan for Microsoft Solutions Framework for Lync 2013
  • Plan infrastructure requirements for Lync Server 2013
  • Use the Lync Server 2013 planning tool
  • Use Topology Builder
  • Plan for site topology
  • Design a site topology
  • Plan the server infrastructure
  • Design documentation using Microsoft Office
  • Use Lync Server 2013 management interfaces

Who Needs to Attend

IT consultants and telecommunications consulting professionals who design, plan, deploy, and maintain solutions for unified communications (UC).

Prerequisites

  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical architecture and design for a UC solution
  • Experience managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment
  • Experience managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Familiarity with managing and configuring databases
  • Knowledge of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

Course Outline

1. Architecture and Design Approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013

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

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

3. Configuring Users and Rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Managing Lync Server 2013
  • Role-Based Access Control

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

5. Conferencing in Lync Server 2013

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

6. Designing and Deploying External Access

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

7. Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat

  • Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Architecture
  • Design Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat
  • Deploy and Configure Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat

8. Monitoring and Archiving

  • Archiving Service
  • Monitoring Service
  • Configuring Archiving and Monitoring

9. Administrating and Maintaining Lync Server 2013

  • Lync Server 2013 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lync Server 2013 Operational Tasks
  • Developing Lync Server 2013 Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Analyzing Lync Server 2013 Logs and Traces

10. 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

11. 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

12. Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2013

  • Coexistence and Migration
  • Migration Steps
  • Planning for Clients and Devices
  • Designing a Client Migration and Device Migration Strategy

Labs

Lab 1: Prepare the Environment and Deploying a Lync Server 2013 Pool

  • Prepare for Lync Server 2013
  • Configure a Lync Server 2013 Topology
  • Publish the Topology
  • Configure Domain Name Server (DNS)
  • Deploy the Front End Server Role
  • Configure Exchange UM and Enabling Users

Lab 2: Configure Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013

  • Configure Pool Pairing
  • Experience a Pool Failure or Outage

Lab 3: Configure High Availability in Lync Server 2013

  • Configure Database Mirroring
  • Experience a Scheduled SQL Server Outage
  • Experience an Unscheduled SQL Server Outage

Lab 4: Administer and Maintain Lync Server 2013

  • Review Lync Server 2013 Administration Tools
  • Review Lync Server 2013 Maintenance/Operational Tasks
  • Enable Centralized Logging Service

Lab 5: Configure and Use Archiving and Monitoring in Lync Server 2013

  • Configure Lync Archiving to Exchange 2013
  • Configure the Monitoring Server Role and the Lync Server Monitoring Reports
  • Explore the Lync Server Monitoring Reports

Lab 6: Deploy Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Server

  • Define a Persistent Chat Topology
  • Install Persistent Chat and Compliance Service
  • Configure and Use Persistent Chat Rooms

Lab 7: Design and Deploy for Conferencing and External Scenarios

  • Review the Business or Technical Requirements
  • Define the Edge Server in the Topology
  • Deploy Edge Server and Configuring Remote Access
  • Validate the Edge Server

Lab 8: Conferencing in Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Deploy Lync Server 2013 Conferencing
  • Install Office Web App Server
  • Configure Dial-In Conferencing
  • Configure Conferencing Policies
  • Experience Lync Server 2013 Conferencing

Lab 9: Client and Device Management

  • Create Users
  • Create and Assign Client Policies
  • Create and Assign Device Policies
  • Configure a Device Update
  • Create and Assign Mobile Device Policies

Lab 10: Configure Users and Rights in Lync Server 2013

  • Use the Lync Server Control Panel
  • Use the Lync Server Management Shell
  • Configure Role-Based Access Control