Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015

Gain the skills required to plan, deploy, configure and administer a Skype for Business 2015 solution

Course Code : 5024
Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 0 5 0

Overview

This course discusses how to deploy a multi-site and highly available Skype for Business infrastructure that supports instant messaging, conferencing, Persistent Chat, archiving and monitoring. The course teaches participants how to manage and maintain the infrastructure and how to troubleshoot issues that might possibly arise. The main focus of the course is on-premises Skype for Business deployment.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days

What You'll learn

  • Describe the Skype for Business 2015 architecture & design a Skype for Business 2015 topology
  • Install and implement Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Administer Skype for Business Server 2015 by using various tools
  • Configure users and clients in Skype for Business 2015
  • Configure and implement conferencing in Skype for Business 2015
  • Implement additional conferencing options, such as dial-in conferencing, Microsoft Skype Room System (SRS), and Skype Meeting Broadcast
  • Design and implement monitoring and archiving in Skype for Business 2015
  • Deploy Skype for Business 2015 external access
  • Implement Persistent Chat in Skype for Business 2015
  • Implement high availability in Skype for Business 2015
  • Implement disaster recovery in Skype for Business 2015
  • Design and deploy a hybrid Skype for Business environment
  • Plan and implement an upgrade from Lync Server to Skype for Business Server 2015

Outline

  • Overview of Skype for Business components and features
  • Introduction to the Skype for Business administrative tools
  • Lab: Designing and publishing a Skype for Business Server topology
    • Designing and creating the topology
    • Updating the topology for the New York site
  • Server and service dependencies
  • Planning SIP domains
  • Installing Skype for Business Server
  • Integrating Skype for Business Server with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server
  • Lab: Configuring DNS and simple URLs for Skype for Business Server
    • Configuring the required DNS records and simple URLs for Skype for Business Server
  • Lab: Deploying Skype for Business Server
    • Installing and configuring Skype for Business server
    • Installing Skype for Business Server Certificates
  • Using Skype for Business server control panel
  • Using the Skype for Business server management shell
  • Implement role-based access control
  • Using test cmdlets
  • Tools for troubleshooting Skype for Business
  • Lab: Using the administrative tools to manage Skype for Business Server
    • Installing Skype for Business administrative tools on a Windows 10 client
    • Using Skype for Business Server control panel
    • Using Skype for Business Server management shell
  • Lab: Using the Skype for Business troubleshooting tools
    • Using Skype for Business Server management shell cmdlets to create a RBAC structure
    • Using the centralized logging service
    • Performing a network capture by using Message Analyzer
  • Configuring users
  • Deploying the Skype for Business client
  • Registration, sign in, authentication
  • Configuring Skype for Business client policies
  • Managing the Skype for Business address book
  • Lab: Configuring users and clients in Skype for Business 2015
    • Enabling users for Skype for Business by using the Management Shell
    • Troubleshooting a user sign-in issue
  • Lab : Configuring policies and the address book in Skype for Business Server
    • Configuring client policies
    • Configuring the Address Book
  • Introduction to conferencing in Skype for Business 2015
  • Integrating Skype for Business Server and Office Online Server
  • Bandwidth planning
  • Configuring conferencing settings
  • Lab: Installing and configuring Office online server
    • Installing Office online server
  • Lab: Configuring conferencing in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Configuring, assigning and validating Conferencing policies
  • Overview of the conferencing lifestyle
  • Designing and conferencing audio/video and web conferencing policies
  • Deploying dial-in conferencing
  • Configuring an SRS
  • Configuring large meetings and Skype meeting broadcasts
  • Lab: Implementing and troubleshooting the conferencing policy
    • Creating and editing the conferencing policies
    • Troubleshooting conferencing policies
  • Lab: Configuring additional conferencing modalities
    • Deploying dial-in conferencing
    • Preparing for LRS deployment
  • Components of the monitoring service
  • Overview of archiving
  • Designing an archiving policy
  • Implementing archiving
  • Lab: Implementing monitoring
    • Enabling monitoring reports
  • Lab: Implement archiving
    • Enabling Skype for Business Server archiving to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Overview of external access
  • Configuring external access policies and security
  • Configuring external access network and certificates
  • Configuring reverse proxy
  • Designing mobility in Skype for Business Server
  • Designing federation in Skype for Business Server
  • Lab: Designing and implementing external user access
    • Defining the edge server in the topology
    • Installing and configuring the edge server
  • Lab: Installing the components for external users
    • Installing and configuring the reverse proxy
    • Validate external messaging
  • Designing a Persistent Chat Server topology
  • Deploying Persistent Chat Server
  • Configuring and managing Persistent Chat
  • Lab: Designing and deploying Persistent Chat server
    • Configuring the Topology for Persistent Chat Server
    • Installing Persistent Chat Server
    • Registering a New Add-In
  • Lab: Configuring and using Persistent Chat
    • Configuring Chat Rooms and Policies
    • Validating a Persistent Chat Deployment
    • Troubleshooting Persistent Chat
  • Planning for Front End Pool High Availability
  • Planning for Back End Server High Availability
  • High Availability for Other Component Servers
  • Lab : Pre-Lab Configuration
    • Preparing for the Lab
  • Lab : Implementing High Availability
    • Managing Front End Pools
    • Configuring Hardware Load Balancing
  • Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server
  • Implementing Disaster Recovery in Skype for Business Server
  • Additional Disaster Recovery Options in Skype for Business Server
  • Lab : Implementing and Performing Disaster Recovery
    • Configuring Pool Pairing
    • Perform Pool Failover and Failback
  • Overview of Skype for Business Online
  • Preparing for a Hybrid Skype for Business Deployment
  • Configuring a Hybrid Skype for Business Environment
  • Lab : Designing a Hybrid Skype for Business Deployment
    • Designing the Hybrid Skype for Business Environment
  • Overview of upgrade and migration paths
  • Migrating to Skype for Business 2015
  • In-place upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Lab: Performing in-place upgrade of Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business 2015
    • Install Skype for Business administrative tools
    • Performing in-place upgrade from Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015
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Prerequisites

Participants for this course need to have minimum two years of experience administering Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2, working with AD DS and working with name resolution including Domain Name System (DNS). Participants also need to have experience working with certificates, including public key infrastructure (PKI) certificate and working with Windows PowerShell command-line interface. Participants also need to have an understanding of data networks and telecommunications standards and components.

Who Should Attend

The course is a great fit for IT professionals responsible for Skype for Business 2015 deployment in their organizations. The course is highly recommended for –

  • Skype for Business Server administrators
  • SharePoint administrators
  • Skype technicians
  • Skype architects
  • System administrators
  • Office 365 administrators

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