Check out this three-day course on Lync Server 2010 Configuration and Administration, which Brian R. Ricks and Aaron Steele presented to a worldwide audience of over 500 participants. This 18-part series covers all major Lync Server features and configurations, which will help students prepare for the MC-TS 70-664 exam. During each session, a unique configuration and administration is discussed and presented.

A number of people answered participant’s questions during the original live stream. Some of those questions are presented during these sessions.

The largest challenge in the original course was for the presenters working within their demo labs. If you prefer to interact with the labs or require hands-on work with the product, you may want to engage with a training partner in your area. Although the course is modeled after instructor-led courses, it lacks the hands-on, student lab work that is typical of these courses. 

Authors: Aaron Steele and Brian R. Ricks

Publication date: April 27, 2012

Product: Lync Server 2010

Features and Architecture of Lync Server 2010

During this module, Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks provide a high-level overview of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and unified communications, including features, topologies and tools. 

Deploying Lync Server 2010 | Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele provide details on deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Focus is on Infrastructure Requirements, Load Balancing, OS Requirements, Certificates, Client Requirements, Device Requirements and the Design Process.

Deploying Lync Server 2010 | Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele continue to provide details on deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Focus is on Deployment Models, Preparing Active Directory, The Topology Publishing Process, Deploying Front End Servers and Pools, Deploying Other Server Roles.

Configuring Users and Rights for Lync Server 2010

In this session, Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks provide discuss and demonstrate the capabilities for configuring users and rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. This module shows how we manage users, RBAC, Client Policies, Client Deployment, Client Configuration, other clients, and Lync Phone Edition Devices.

External User Access Lync Server 2010 | Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele discuss external user access with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include External Users, External Edge Options, DNS Requirements, Firewall Requirements, and The Director.

External User Access Lync Server 2010 | Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele continue illustrating external user access with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. During this session, they discuss a Best Practices, Edge Certificates, the Deployment Process, and Deploying an Edge Server.

Configuring Basic Enterprise Voice Functionality Lync Server 2010 | Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss configuring basic Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. After answering the question, "What is Enterprise Voice?" they cover Features, Sites and Regions, Sizing options, WAN considerations, and PSTN Connectivity.

Configuring Basic Enterprise Voice Functionality Lync Server 2010 | Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks continue configuring basic Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. During this session, they cover Mediation Server, Dial Plans, Gateway Options, Voice Policies, and Routes.

Extending Enterprise Voice Functionality Lync Server 2010 | Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele discuss extending Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Call Park, Announcement Service, and Implementing Voice Features.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1/Unified Messaging Integration | Part 2

This is the first part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele discuss extending Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. After answering the question, "what is Exchange UM?", topics include Benefits of Exchange UM, Exchange Dial Plans, and Integrating Lync and Exchange.

Implementing Response Groups in Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This is the first part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss implementing Response Groups with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. After answering the question, "What is the Response Group?" they cover New Features since OCS, Settings, Configuration options, Capabilities of each and finish with a discussion recap.

Real-world IVR Scenarios with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This is the second part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks continue configuring basic Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. During this high-energy, demo-rich session, they recap the methods for selecting agents, such as Multi-function Sales Tree.

Conferencing with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This module features Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele explaining conferencing with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Conferencing and Lync, Conferencing Architecture, Deploying Conferencing, Dial-in Conferencing, Conferencing and PowerShell, and Conferencing Policies.

Monitoring Microsoft Lync Server 2010

During this module, Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss monitoring Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Main topics include Features and Components, Options, Implementing and Configuring, and a comprehensive demo.

Compliance and Archiving with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This module features Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele explaining the nuances of compliance and archiving with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Primary topics in include Archiving Features, Archiving Policies, Implementing Archiving, and Using Archiving Data.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Lync Server 2010

During this module, Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss high availability and disaster recovery for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Main topics include Defining HA, Components of HA, Voice Resiliency, BCP Backup and restore tools, Exporting BCP configuration to import later, and Failover scenarios such as Long term restoration of service during a failure.

Call Admission Control with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This is the first part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss Call Admission Control with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. After answering the question, "What is Call Admission Control (CAC)?", they cover CAC Policies, CAC Scenarios, and Implementing CAC.

Deploying & Configuring Enhanced 9-1-1 with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This module features Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele explaining and demonstrating how to deploy and configure enhanced 911 services in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. They will cover the components in detail, then focus on configuring 911 services and going through scenarios.

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