Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

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Description

In this course, you will learn to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 solution. You will learn how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure that supports instant messaging, conferencing, persistent chat, archiving, and monitoring. You'll also learn to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot issues in the infrastructure. While the focus is primarily on the on-premises deployment with Skype for Business, information on how to integrate the on-premises deployment with Skype for Business Online as well as how to migrate from previous versions of Lync Server is not covered.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product M20334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 and can assist you in preparation for Exam 70-334: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015.

Audience

IT professionals who are responsible for designing, planning, and maintaining Skype for Business deployment in their organizations

Prerequisites

  • Minimum of two years of experience administering Windows Server, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with Active Directory and name resolution, including DNS
  • Experience working with certificates, including public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates
  • Experience working with Windows PowerShell
  • Familiarity with Exchange Server and Office 365
  • An understanding of data networks and telecommunication standards and components
  • Microsoft Windows Client essentials experience with Windows 10

Learning Objectives

  • Architecture of Skype for Business 2015
  • Design a Skype for Business 2015 topology
  • Install and implement Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Administer and manage Skype for Business Server 2015 by using the various available tools
  • Design and implement clients and users in Skype for Business 2015
  • Implement conferencing in Skype for Business 2015 and additional conferencing options
  • Design and implement monitoring and archiving in Skype for Business 2015
  • Design and implement connectivity for external users and organizations
  • Design and implement persistent chat in Skype for Business 2015
  • Design and implement high availability in Skype for Business 2015
  • Design and implement disaster recovery scenarios for Skype for Business 2015
  • Design and deploy Skype for Business hybrid
  • Design and implement an upgrade from Lync to Skype for Business 2015

1. Designing the Skype for Business 2015 Topology

  • Skype for Business 2015 Overview
  • Skype for Business Administrative Tools
  • Skype for Business Online

2. Installing and Implementing Skype for Business Server 2015

  • Server and Server Dependencies
  • Planning SIP Domains
  • Installing Skype for Business 2015
  • Integrating Skype for Business Server 2015 with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server

3. Administering Skype for Business Server 2015

  • Skype for Business Control Panel
  • Skype for Business Management Shell
  • Scripting in the Skype for Business Shell
  • Implementing Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Using the Test Cmdlets
  • Tools for Troubleshooting Skype for Business 2015

4. Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015

  • Configuring Users
  • Deploying Skype for Business 2015 Clients
  • Sign In, Registration, and Authentication
  • Configuring Skype for Business Client Policies and Server 2015 Settings
  • Managing the Skype for Business Address Book

5. Configuring and Implementing Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015

  • Conferencing Features and Modalities
  • Integrating Skype for Business 2015 with Office Web Apps Server
  • Namespace and Bandwidth Planning
  • Configuring Conferencing Settings

6. Implementing Additional Conferencing Options in Skype for Business Server 2015

  • Conferencing Lifecycle
  • Designing and Configuring Audio/Video and Web Conferencing Policies
  • Deploying Dian-In Conferencing
  • Configuring a Lync Room System
  • Configuring Large and Broadcast Meetings

7. Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Archiving in Skype for Business 2015

  • Components of the Monitoring Service
  • Implementing Archiving
  • Designing and Implementing an Archiving Policy
  • Implementing Exchange and SharePoint Integration of Archiving

8. Deploying Skype for Business 2015 External Access

  • External Access Overview
  • Configuring External Access Policies and Security
  • Configuring External Access Network and Certificates
  • Configuring Reverse Proxy
  • Designing Mobility in Skype for Business 2015
  • Designing Federation in Skype for Business 2015

9. Implementing Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015

  • Designing Persistent Chat Topology
  • Deploying Persistent Chat
  • Configuring and Managing Persistent Chat

10. Implementing High Availability in Skype for Business 2015

  • Front End Pool Architecture
  • Back End Server High Availability
  • High Availability for Other Component Servers

11. Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015

  • Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business
  • Implementing Front End Pool Pairing
  • Other Approaches to Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015

12. Integrating with Skype for Business 2015 Online

  • Designing and Deploying Skype for Business Hybrid

13. Planning and Implementing an Upgrade to Skype for Business 2015

  • Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths
  • Performing an In-Place Upgrade