Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013

This course provides the knowledge and skills to plan, design, deploy, configure and administer a Microsoft Lync Server 2013 solution. The course focuses on Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Unified Communications features with particular emphasis on coexisting with and migrating from legacy communication services while the labs will show how to create a solution that includes IM and presence, conferencing and persistent chat. 

Who's it for?

This course is for IT professionals aiming to design, plan, deploy and maintain a unified communications solution. Delegates should therefore have the ability to translate business requirements into a technical architecture and design. 

Key objectives

After attending this course delegates should be able to:

  • describe the Lync Server 2013 architecture, components of a design, key features and user scenarios and the deployment process
  • plan infrastructure requirements, within the Microsoft Solutions Framework, and use the Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool
  • use topology builder and plan and design site topology
  • design documentation using microsoft office
  • use Lync Server 2013 management interfaces
  • configure role-based access control
  • deploy and manage clients and devices (inc ip phones)
  • manage and administer dial-in conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • design audio and video for web conferencing
  • plan for instant message and presence federation
  • design edge services
  • design, deploy and configure persistent chat in Lync Server 2013
  • configure archiving and monitoring services
  • understand fundamental troubleshooting approach and use the troubleshooting tools
  • describe the required daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance tasks
  • use SIP commands and analyse SIP logs
  • understand high availability options and features in Lync Server 2013
  • plan for and design load balancing in Lync Server 2013
  • backup and restore, export and import critical Lync Server 2013 data
  • describe design considerations for branch site scenarios
  • plan for client and device migration
  • design a software deployment strategy for Lync 2013.


Delegates for this course should have:

  • experience of managing software in a Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 environment
  • experience of managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • familiarity with managing and configuring databases
  • introductory knowledge of Active Directory Domain Service.

What's covered?

Module 1: Architecture and design approach for Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Overview of Lync Server 2013 architecture
  • Overview of Lync Server 2013 core capabilities
  • Introduction to the Lync Server 2013 design process
  • Assessing infrastructure requirements and updating the design
  • Planning for all Microsoft Solutions Framework phases

Module 2: Designing a Lync Server 2013 topology

  • Planning infrastructure requirements for Lync Server 2013
  • Using the Lync Server 2013 planning tool
  • Using Topology Builder
  • Planning the server infrastructure
  • Designing documentation using Microsoft Office

Module 3: Configuring users and rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2013

  • Managing Lync Server 2013
  • Introduction to role based access control

Module 4: Client and device deployment and management

  • Prepare for client deployment
  • Deploy and manage clients
  • Prepare for device deployment
  • Deploy and manage IP phones

Module 5: Conferencing in Lync Server 2013

  • Introduction to conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Designing for audio\video and web conferencing
  • Dial-in conferencing in Lync Server 2013
  • Managing and administering conferencing

Module 6: Designing and deploying external access

  • Conferencing and external capabilities of Lync Server 2013
  • Planning for IM and presence federation
  • Designing edge services

Module 7: Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 persistent chat

  • Overview of persistent chat architecture in Lync Server 2013
  • Designing Lync Server 2013 persistent chat
  • Deploying and configuring Lync Server 2013 persistent chat

Module 8: Monitoring and archiving

  • The archiving service
  • The monitoring service
  • Configuring archiving and monitoring

Module 9: Administration and maintenance of Lync Server 2013

  • Introduction to Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting tools
  • Understanding Lync Server 2013 operational tasks
  • Developing Lync Server 2013 troubleshooting techniques

Module 10: High availability in Lync Server 2013

  • High availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Configuring high availability in Lync Server 2013
  • Planning for load balancing
  • Designing load balancing

Module 11: Disaster recovery in Lync Server 2013

  • Disaster recovery in Lync Server 2013
  • Tools for backing up and restoring Lync Server 2013
  • Critical Lync Server 2013 data to back up and restore
  • Critical Lync Server 2013 data to export and import
  • Designing branch site resiliency

Module 12: Planning a migration to Lync Server 2013

  • Overview of coexistence and migration
  • Migration steps
  • Planning for clients and devices
  • Designing a client migration and device migration strategy

Next step

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