Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

Introduction

This course teaches IT professionals how to plan, deploy, configure, and administer a Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 solution. Students 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. Students will also learn how to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot issues in the infrastructure. This course focuses primarily on the on-premises deployment of Skype for Business, but does include 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. This course helps the student prepare for Exam 70-334.

Audience

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for the Skype for Business deployment in their organizations. Experience with previous versions of Lync Server is beneficial but not required to take this course. Students should be proficient with Active Directory Domain Services, data networks, and telecommunications standards and components that support the configuration of Skype for Business. Students should also be familiar with Exchange Server and Office 365. IT professionals who are looking to take the exam 70-334A: Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015, as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSE: Communications certification will take this course as preparation material.
 

Prerequisites

Before attending this training participants should already have the following technical knowledge:
 

  • 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
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with name resolution, including DNS
  • Experience working with certificates, including PKI certificates
  • Experience working with Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding of data networks and telecommunications standards and components

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture of Skype for Business 2015 and 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
  • Design and implement 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

Exams

This course prepares to exam 70-334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015.

Course outline

Module 1: Design and Architecture of Skype for Business Server 2015

This module describes the high-level components and features of Skype for Business 2015. It also describes how to work with Skype for Business administrative tools, the main components of Skype for Business Online, and coexistence with on-premises Skype for Business Server 2015 servers.
 

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Skype for Business Components and Features
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to the Skype for Business Administrative Tools

Module 2: Installing and Implementing Skype for Business Server 2015

This module explains the external dependencies for Skype for Business Server. It describes the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) domain requirements to ensure a successful implementation. This module also explains how to install Skype for Business Server, and it describes how Skype for Business Server integrates with Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server.
 

  • Lesson 1: Server and Service Dependencies
  • Lesson 2: Planning SIP Domains
  • Lesson 3: Installing Skype for Business Server
  • Lesson 4: Integrating Skype for Business Server with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server

Module 3: Administering Skype for Business Server 2015

This module explains how to administer and manage Skype for Business Server by using Skype for Business Server Control Panel and the Skype for Business Server Management Shell. It also describes how to create useful Skype for Business scripts to automate processes. Additionally, it explains how to implement role-based access control (RBAC) in Skype for Business and how to use important Test cmdlets and tools to troubleshoot Skype for Business.

 
  • Lesson 1: Using Skype for Business Server Control Panel
  • Lesson 2: Using the Skype for Business Server Management Shell
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Lesson 4: Using Test Cmdlets
  • Lesson 5: Tools for Troubleshooting Skype for Business

Module 4: Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015

This module explains how to configure users by using Skype for Business Server Control Panel and the Skype for Business Server Management Shell. It then describes how to deploy Skype for Business clients and explains the sign-in, registration, and authentication process for Skype for Business clients. It also explains how to configure in-band policies and group policies. Finally, it explains how to manage the Skype for Business Address Book.

 
  • Lesson 1: Configuring Users
  • Lesson 2: Deploying the Skype for Business Client
  • Lesson 3: Registration, Sign-In, and Authentication
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Skype for Business Client Policies
  • Lesson 5: Managing the Skype for Business Address Book

Module 5: Configuring and Implementing Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015

This modules describes Skype for Business conferencing features and modalities. It explains how to integrate Skype for Business Server 2015 with Office Online Server. It also explains how to plan for conferencing bandwidth utilization. Finally, it explains how to configure conferencing settings and policies.
 

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Conferencing in Skype for Business 2015
  • Lesson 2: Integrating Skype for Business Server and Office Online Server
  • Lesson 3: Bandwidth Planning
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Conferencing Settings

Module 6: Implementing Additional Conferencing Options in Skype for Business Server 2015

This module describes the conferencing lifecycle and explains how to administer it. It then explains how to use conferencing and meeting policies. It also explains how to deploy dial-in conferencing and configure the infrastructure for SRS. Finally, it explains how to configure large meetings and Skype Meeting Broadcast.
 

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Conferencing Lifecycle
  • Lesson 2: Designing and Configuring Audio/Video and Web Conferencing Policies
  • Lesson 3: Deploying Dial-In Conferencing
  • Lesson 4: Configuring an SRS
  • Lesson 5: Configuring Large Meetings and Skype Meeting Broadcasts

Module 7: Designing and Implementing Monitoring and Archiving in Skype for Business 2015

This module describes the Monitoring Service components in Skype for Business Server. It then describes archiving and explains how to design an archiving policy. Finally, it explains how to implement archiving.
 

  • Lesson 1: Components of the Monitoring Service
  • Lesson 2: Overview of Archiving
  • Lesson 3: Designing an Archiving Policy
  • Lesson 4: Implementing Archiving

Module 8: Deploying Skype for Business 2015 External Access

This module describes the components for external access. It then explains how to configure external access policies and security, how to configure certificates, and how to configure reverse proxy. Additionally, this module describes how to configure Skype for Business Server 2015 for mobile clients. Finally, it explains how to design and configure federation in Skype for Business Server.
 

  • Lesson 1: Overview of External Access
  • Lesson 2: Configuring External Access Policies and Security
  • Lesson 3: Configuring External Access Network and Certificates
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Reverse Proxy
  • Lesson 5: Designing Mobility in Skype for Business Server
  • Lesson 6: Designing Federation in Skype for Business Server

Module 9: Implementing Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015

This module explains how to design a Skype for Business 2015 topology that includes Persistent Chat. It then explains how to deploy Persistent Chat in Skype for Business. Finally, it explains how to configure and manage Persistent Chat.
 

  • Lesson 1: Designing a Persistent Chat Server Topology
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Persistent Chat Server
  • Lesson 3: Configuring and Managing Persistent Chat

Module 10: Implementing High Availability in Skype for Business 2015

This module describes how to design and implement a high-availability solution for Front End Servers and Back End Servers in a Skype for Business Server environment. It also explains how to design and implement a high-availability solution for file stores, Edge Servers, Mediation Servers, Office Online server farms, and reverse proxy servers in a Skype for Business Server environment.
 

  • Lesson 1: Planning for Front End Pool High Availability
  • Lesson 2: Planning for Back End Server High Availability
  • Lesson 3: High Availability for Other Component Servers

Module 11: Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business 2015

This module describes the disaster recovery options in Skype for Business Server, such as Front End pool pairing and Persistent Chat Server stretched pools. It then explains how to implement disaster recovery in Skype for Business Server. Additionally, it describes the disaster recovery options for Persistent Chat, the Central Management store, the Location Information Service (LIS) database, and user data.

 
  • Lesson 1: Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business Server
  • Lesson 3: Additional Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server

Module 12: Integrating with Skype for Business Online

This module describes Skype for Business Online features. It then explains how to prepare an on-premises environment for a hybrid Skype for Business deployment. It also explains how to configure a hybrid Skype for Business deployment.

 
  • Lesson 1: Overview of Skype for Business Online
  • Lesson 2: Preparing for a Hybrid Skype for Business Deployment
  • Lesson 3: Configuring a Hybrid Skype for Business Environment

Module 13: Planning and Implementing an Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015

This module describe how to plan a side-by-side migration from Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015. It also explains how to perform an in-place upgrade from Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server.

 
  • Lesson 1: Overview of Upgrade and Migration Paths
  • Lesson 2: Migrating to Skype for Business 2015
  • Lesson 3: In-Place Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015
     

Documentation

Microsoft Official Courseware

Cursus de certification

This exam counts towards MCSE: Productivity Certification Path

Lab

Lab 1.0: Designing and Publishing a Skype for Business Server Topology
Lab 2.0: Configuring DNS and Simple URLs for Skype for Business Server
Lab 2.1: Deploying Skype for Business Server
Lab 3.0: Using the Administrative Tools to Manage Skype for Business Server
Lab 3.1: Using the Skype for Business Troubleshooting Tools
Lab 4.0: Configuring Users and Clients in Skype for Business 2015
Lab 4.1: Configuring Policies and the Address Book in Skype for Business Server
Lab 5.0: Installing and Configuring Office Online Server
Lab 5.1: Configuring Conferencing in Skype for Business Server
Lab 6.0: Implementing and Troubleshooting Conferencing Policy
Lab 6.1: Configuring Additional Conferencing Modalities
Lab 7.0: Implementing Monitoring
Lab 7.1: Implementing Archiving
Lab 8.0: Designing and Implementing External User Access
Lab 8.1: Installing the Components for External Users
Lab 9.0: Designing and Deploying Persistent Chat Server
Lab 9.1: Configuring and Using Persistent Chat
Lab 10.0: Pre-Lab Configuration
Lab 10.1: Implementing High Availability
Lab 11.0: Implementing and Performing Disaster Recovery
Lab 12.0: Designing a Hybrid Skype for Business Deployment
Lab 13.0: Performing an In-Place Upgrade of Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015

Formations complémentaires

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