For partners that are building a UC Voice Practice, this is a must training course.  With an almost 90% discount on the price and the possibility we may not offer this again until next FY, it is a great time to take one of the few remaining classes still available.

Here is the summary:

Microsoft's Unified Communications (UC) Voice Ignite is a 5-day technical workshop for IT, Networking, and Telecommunication professionals who are proactively delivering Voice over IP solutions to customers. This workshop is based on Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Unified Messaging (UM) and Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2. During UC Voice Ignite, you build on your previous experience with Microsoft's UC products and learn how to successfully design and deploy Microsoft voice solutions for your customers through presentations based on experience, Labs, a Make It Real group project, and a Make It Right lab.

The UC Voice Ignite Workshop reviews many of the features and capabilities that are built into Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, including Rich Presence, Instant Messaging, Audio/Video/Dial-In Conferencing, Response Groups and Enterprise Voice. Acting as an OCS Administrator, attendees will deploy an OCS Voice environment beginning post-server installation, through to enabling users and clients, and including the configuration of some advanced features, such as edge servers, gateways, and dialing plans. Primary attendee focus will be to perform Telephony Integration, creating a "single click for all media Enterprise Voice Solution, as well as exploring new Voice Workloads such as Response Groups and Outside Voice new to Release 2.

Register for upcoming events here.

Audience:
The UC Voice Ignite workshop was created for technical professionals who are mobilizing to deliver Microsoft Voice over IP solutions to customers with Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Unified Messaging (Exchange 2007 SP1 UM), and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (OCS 2007 R2).

Prerequisites:

  • UM Power Up - 3 labs and 4 tutorials, all need to be completed to meet the pre-reqs. Allow about 5 hours (1 hour per tutorial, .5 hour per HOLO).
  • OCS 2007 R2 Ignite - 9 labs and 9 tutorials, all need to be completed to meet the pre-reqs. Allow about 20 hours (1 hour per lab, 1+ hour per tutorial). Additional presentations to support the labs can be found here under Training.
  • Recommended Pre-reading modules can be found at http://trainings.partner.microsoft.com

Course Summary Outline:
Day 1: UC Voice Architecture (UM/VoIP/Conf architect/deploy/troubleshoot)
Day 2: OCS VoIP (architect, deploy, troubleshoot)
Day 3: OCS and UM integration
Day 4: Make it Right - design, troubleshoot, correct
Day 5: Conferencing, Microsoft roadmap, Certificates of Achievement

-Scott Akin

Regional Enablement Director