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Author: NextHop

Publication date: June 14, 2012

TechEd North America 2012 was held in Orlando June 11–14, 2012 and was sold out. If you were unable to attend the event, here is a breakdown of the Lync sessions that were presented at TechEd North America 2012.

Lync 2010: Planning Voice Features | EXL319

Subbu Chandarasekaran

How to plan for voice from an end user perspective. Agenda includes survey of voice features, how Lync interfaces with a traditional PBX,  enterprise grade calling features, and networking requirements.

Lync 2010: Planning Voice Deployments | EXL410

Subbu Chandarasekaran

The communications industry is undergoing a transformation from proprietary hardware-based communications systems to a more flexible software-based solution as provided by Microsoft. During this transformation, customers who have existing investments in infrastructure will need to ensure that these systems work well with Microsoft Lync 2010. In this session we show the different scenarios in which Microsoft Lync 2010 can co-exist with IM and Presence systems, PBXs and leading video infrastructure depending on the customer’s requirements.

Lync Deep Dive: Dial Plans and Voice Management Deep Dive | EXL318

Javed Tufail

Dial Plans are an essential piece in the integration between Lync and public telephony. This session dives deep into call processing in Lync in order to understand what the requirements to dial plans are. We discuss in detail how phone numbers should be designed and dialing should be set up, as well as about routing and call authorization.

Lync 2010: Unlocking Your CORE CAL with Lync | EXL310

Marc Perez

This session is designed to provide both a high-level overview of the Lync features that come as part of the CORE CAL, as well as an in-depth look at the Lync Server deployment process. The focus of the overview will be on understanding Lync Server’s native integration with other Office applications and what server topologies enable this functionality. Following this will be a clear and detailed review of the deployment process, which will include a live implementation of Lync Server. Attention will be given to the key improvements from previous versions of the product, particularly the changes in tools and supportability that make deploying a Microsoft Unified Communications platform simpler and faster than ever.

Lync Deep Dive: Edge Media Connectivity with ICE | EXL412

Bryan Nyce

This session provides in-depth information on how we establish media connectivity using ICE, STUN, and TURN. We discuss how clients and server find and allocate IP addresses locally and on the Edge Server to find the optimal media path. We discuss the theory as well as look into logs to see this magic happen. We also discuss why this knowledge is very important when troubleshooting connectivity problems.

Lync and the Enterprise Network | EXL317

Bryan Nyce

Everything you need to know about how Microsoft Lync works with the Enterprise Network. Learn all about new features like Call Admission Control and how the Lync media stack interacts with policy across the wide area network, improvements in Quality of Service tagging with DSCP and VLAN support, how partners are bringing optimized network solutions to market for Lync, and understanding bandwidth planning and requirements for enterprise deployments.

Best Practices in Securing Your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Edge Servers | EXL411

Rui Maximo

Lync Edge Server provides federation and remote user access. As an entry point to the corporate network, it's important for administrators to understand these threat vectors and how to defend against them. Come learn the intricate details of how security works in the interaction between the Lync client and the Edge Server. Tips and tools are provided.

Microsoft Lync 2010: Planning for Conferencing Deployments | EXL315

Paul Brombley

This session discusses planning for conferencing deployments using Lync 2010.

Microsoft Lync 2010: Server and Client Virtualization | EXL311

Campbell Gunn

This session provides guidance around virtualization of Lync 2010 Server and Client.

Microsoft Lync 2010: Availability, Resiliency, and Recovery | EXL316

Paul Brombley

High availability and disaster recovery mean different things to different people. The reality is that failures come in many shapes and forms. Learn about the features in Lync to address failures and how they can be used to achieve your SLA. Planning beforehand and knowing the options you have are key to success. It is too late when a failure hits to find your solution doesn't behave the way you planned.

Forget about IT: How about Lync Inside Business Applications? | EXL312

Albert Kooiman

Consumerization of IT has brought an irreversible shift of power from IT to the Business where IT is no longer king. Come learn about the 5 ways Lync can supercharge and automate business processes! Demos, real-world examples, iPads and Slates, case studies... we've got it all.

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