Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Training – First Look Preview

February 1, 2010 by Wadeware in General

This Fall we will be hosting a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Training Course at Exchange Connections 2010 in Las Vegas.  If you are interested in Lync Server training, come join us.

Here’s a description of the course (also posted on the DevConnections website):

Lync Server 2010 (aka OCS) – Hands on Workshop

Have you been holding off on deploying OCS? Do you already have OCS and are looking for some new features? Be one of the first to get your hands on Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and see what all of the fuss is about and what new features come with MLS 2010. This one day workshop will explore Microsoft’s completely redesigned Communications Server product, now called Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

  • The new Lync Server 2010 Features. Lync Sever 2010 is now a complete PBX solution, not just for IM and Presence and Conferencing. We will explore the new features of Lync Server that take Enterprise Voice further, such as Call Park Service, Call Admission Control (Bandwidth Management), Enhanced 9-1-1, Response Group Agent Anonymization, Site Resiliency and Voice resiliency.
  • The new deployment process and tools. The deployment process has been completely reworked. We will go over this new process and the tools used, such as the Lync Server Planning tool and the Topology Builder.
  • The Lync Server Management Shell. The Lync Server Management Shell is a powerful management interface, built on Windows PowerShell. We will explore how this tool can be used to simplify Lync Server 2010 management and configuration.
  • The Lync Server Control Panel. Lync Server administration has a completely new web-based administrative tool, called the Lync Server Control Panel. We will see this tool and also look at Role-Based Access Control (RBAC).
  • The new Lync 2010 client. Three separate installs are no longer needed (Communicator, Live Meeting and Live Meeting Outlook Add-in). Everything comes in one completely redesigned client. We will explore the new client and its new features.

In this information-packed day, you’ll use an 8GB Windows Server 2008 R2 laptop provided by Microsoft to walk through several hands-on labs developed by Wadeware with CS expert Thomas Foreman.

And here’s a breakdown of the course modules labs that we’ll be running through:

Module 1: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 New Features
Brief overview of new features.

Module 2: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Architecture, Planning and Deployment
Introduction of new architecture, server roles and planning and deployment process.

  • Lab 1: Deploying Lync Server 2010
    Use Topology Builder and deploy Front End server.

Module 3: Overview of the Microsoft Lync 2010 Unified Client
Overview of Lync 2010 Unified Client and its features.

  • Lab 2: User Management and the Microsoft Lync 2010 Unified Client
    Show IM, Presence, Conferencing and Voice features of Lync 2010 client.

Module 4: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Voice Features
Voice features and voice applications of Lync Server 2010.

  • Lab 3: Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice
    Configure Enterprise Voice, Cal Park feature and Response Group feature.

Proposed Architecture for the course:

Lync Server 2010 Architecture

Join us and learn more about how to deploy Lync Server 2010! Register Today!

Related Info: Thom’s additional Lync Server 2010 Resources.