Course description

Learn to plan, design, deploy, configure, and administer a Skype for Business 2015 solution.

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.

Each individual Microsoft Official Course On-Demand includes 3 months (or 12 months with purchase of Microsoft Total Access Collection) of 24x7 access to the following:

What You'll Learn in Class:

Who Needs to Attend:

Prerequisites:

Course Outline:

  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

Labs:

Lab 1: Designing and Publishing a Skype for Business 2015 Topology

Lab 2: Configuring DNS for Skype for Business 2015

Lab 3: Deploying Skype for Business Server 2015

Lab 4: Using Administrative Tools to Manage Skype for Business Server 2015

Lab 5: Using Tools to Troubleshoot Skype for Business Server 2015

Lab 6: Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015

Lab 7: Configuring Policies and the Address Book in Skype for Business 2015

Lab 8: Installing and Configuring the Office Web Apps Server

Lab 9: Configuring Conferencing in Skype for Business Server 2015

Lab 10: Implementing a Conferencing Policy

Lab 11: Configuring Additional Conferencing Modalities

Lab 12: Implementing Monitoring

Lab 13: Implementing Archiving

Lab 14: Designing and Implementing External User Access

Lab 15: Installing the Components for External Users

Lab 16: Designing and Deploying Persistent Chat

Lab 17: Configuring and Experiencing Persistent Chat

Lab 18: Designing and Implementing High Availability

Lab 19: Designing and Implementing Disaster Recovery

Lab 20: Upgrading Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business 2015