Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Lync Server team partnered to bring you the information you need to plan and design Microsoft Lync Server 2010 solutions. This is an engaging, accelerated course. Attendees are expected to have experience in hands-on deployment and day-to-day management of unified communications technologies for enterprise organizations and possess the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring certification, or equivalent knowledge.

  • Modules 1-4 focus on Lync Server 2010 Topology Design
  • Modules 5-8 focus on Lync Server 2010 Infrastructure & Network Design
  • Modules 8-13 focus on Lync Server 2010 Services & Maintenance Design

Authors: Brian R. Ricks and Rui Maximo

Publication date: May 4, 2012

Product: Lync Server 2010

Overview of the Lync Server 2010 Design 

During this module, Brian Ricks and Rui Maximo provide a Lync Feature Overview, discuss the Lync Deployment Process, outline Requirements Gathering and other General Strategies

Designing a Lync Server 2010 Topology | Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Rui Maximo and Brian Ricks provide details on designing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 solutions. Focus is on Hardware Planning, Network and Infrastructure Planning, Client Hardware / Software Planning, Web Browser Planning, Introducing the Planning Tool, Introducing Topology Builder, and Site Design Fundamentals.

Designing a Lync Server 2010 Topology | Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part session where Rui Maximo and Brian Ricks continue to provide details on designing Microsoft Lync Server 2010. This module provides a Site Design Overview, Network Sites and Network Regions, Server Roles, Server Pools, Designing a Topology and best practices for Documentation.

Designing for Conferencing and External Scenarios | Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Rui Maximo provide details on designing for Conferencing and External Scenarios with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Focus is on Understanding Voice Topology Options, Understanding Gateway Options, Interoperability and an Introduction to Designing Dial Plans.

Designing for Conferencing and External Scenarios | Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Rui Maximo continue providing details on designing for Conferencing and External Scenarios with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Focus is on Conferencing Network Requirements, Lync Deployment Process, Requirements Gathering and General Strategies, as well as scenario-based discussions.

Planning and Designing Load Balancing

During this module, Rui Maximo and Brian Ricks cover planning and desiging Load Balancing, including Load Balancing Requirements, Planning for Load Balancing, DNS-based Load Balancing, Hardware Load Balancing, and Designing a Coexistence Strategy. 

Designing a Mediation Server Topology 

In this session, Brian Ricks and Rui Maximo discuss designing a Mediation Server Topology. Topics include an Overview of Mediation Server, Designing a Mediation Server Deployment, Planning for Codecs & Media Bypass as well as a Media Bypass Deep Dive and Scenario-based discussions. 

Designing Voice Infrastructure | Part 1 

This is the first part of a two-part session where Rui Maximo and Brian Ricks provide details on designing voice infrastructure for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 solutions. This module's focus is on Understanding Voice Topology Options, Understanding Gateway Options, Interoperability and an Introduction to Designing Dial Plans. 

Designing Voice Infrastructure | Part 2 

This is the second part of a two-part session where Rui Maximo and Brian Ricks continue to provide details on designing voice infrastructure for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. This module provides discussion on Voice Policies, Effective Voice Routing Design, and Designing the Address Book Service. 

Designing Exchange Server Unified Messaging Integration with Lync

In this module, Brian Ricks and Rui Maximo will share strategies for designing Exchange Server unified messaging integration with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Exchange UM Features, Dial Plans and Exchange, Voice Mail Flow, UM Business Requirements, UM Design and Scenario-based discussion. 

Creating a Network Design for Lync Server 2010 – Part 1 

 This is the first part of a two-part session where Rui Maximo and Brian Ricks provide details on creating a network design for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. This module's focus is on Understanding differing bandwidth requirements for different scenarios, such as Media, Call Types, Call Volumes, and Conferencing.

Creating a Network Design for Lync Server 2010 – Part 2 

This is the second part of a two-part session where Rui Maximo and Brian Ricks continue to provide details on creating a network design for  for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. This module includes Designing Network Regions & Sites, Planning for Bandwidth Limitations, Designing Audio/Video Bandwidth Limitations, Identifying Network Routes, Defining CAC Policies, PSTN Rerouting and Understanding Media Endpoint Limitations.

Designing Location Services in Lync Server 2010 

During this module, Brian Ricks and Rui Maximo cover designing location services in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Defining LIS and E911, LIS Business Requirements, Preparing for E911, Implementing E911 and LIS, Location Profiles, and LIS Resliency.

Designing Response Group Services 

In this session, Brian Ricks and Rui Maximo discuss designing Response Group Services in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Defining a Response Group, Managing a Response Group, Announcements and Unassigned Numbers, Designing a Response Group and Scenario-based discussion. 

Designing Resiliency 

This module features Rui Maximo and Brian Ricks discussing Resiliency Design for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Defining Resiliency and High Availability, Gathering Requirements for Resiliency, Voice Resiliency Dependencies, Resiliency Options and Designs and Resiliency Best Practices. 

Designing for Backup and Disaster Recovery 

During this module, Brian Ricks and Rui Maximo cover designing for backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. They cover concepts such as Defining Backup Requirements, Mitigation Options, and Lync Components to Backup. 

Designing Monitoring and Archiving Server 

In this session, Rui Maximo and Brian Ricks discuss options for monitoring and archiving design with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Defining QoE/Monitoring, Monitoring and Compliance, Designing Monitoring Requirements, Defining Archiving, Archiving Strategies and Compliance, Business Requirements for Compliance as well as SCOM and Lync Server 2010. 

Planning a Migration to Lync Server 2010 

During this session, Brian Ricks and Rui Maximo cover planning a migration to Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Service Migration, Data Migration, Removing OCs 2007 R2, Migration Strategies, Co-existence Options, Client Planning, and Deploying Software. 

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