For those of you who have taken an Office Communication Server (R1/R2) or Lync 2010 class with me, the next class has been released. MS-20336 – Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013. This is a five day class and as the title describes, will focus on installing, planning, and configuring the core parts of Lync 2013.
In the class we will start with an understanding of the architecture so everyone understands the different server roles. We will also look at the core installation versus what was a separate configuration in the legacy versions. Once you understand the roles, we focus on deployment using the new planning tool for Lync 2013, then publish our design with the topology builder. Afterwards we will enable our users for Lync, assign policies, and deploy a client or two.
Now that the core server(s) are in place, we will look at conferencing, external access, persistent chat (called group chat in Lync 2010), monitoring, and archiving. The last part of the class will cover troubleshooting, high availability, disaster recovery, and migration from a previously installed version.
When you look at the outline for this class, you will notice that there is not much in the way of enterprise voice, unified messaging, hybrid build or a hosted solution. These subjects will be in separate class that has yet to be released. If you took the 10533Q Lync 2010 class with me, you know that there is a lot of content covered in the extended hours of that class. There will now be two different classes. The 20336 class is the first of the two and I will post another blog when the second class is released. See you in class.