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Course Description
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MS-40029
First Look Clinic: What’s New for IT Professionals in Microsoft Lync Server 2013

The Microsoft Lync First Look Clinic (FLC) is a 1/2 day instructor-led course that provides an introduction to the new features of Lync. It focuses on new technical considerations of Lync in the Enterprise. This clinic highlights the new features and functionality changes through demonstrations of common Lync scenarios for end users. The clinic is targeted for those who are responsible for evaluating, deploying and managing Enterprise Telephony and Communications or Enterprise Unified Messaging. At the end of the session, the audience will have a better appreciation of the new end user scenarios and technical considerations changes for deploying Lync in the Enterprise. 

This course was developed on early beta software and therefore steps may be different depending on the version of the software being used for a particular clinic. The features and procedures demonstrated may change in the final release of Lync 2013.

 

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the new features and functionality in Lync.
  • Describe how Lync enables connections across computers, the web, and your personal devices.
  • Explain the new enhancements to voice and video functionality in Lync, including multi-view video and other lifelike video improvements.
  • Explain the new features for meeting collaboration, including the functionality of Office Web App Server and Lync Web App.
  • Describe how to take advantage of Lync technology with mobile devices, web conferencing tools, and hosted services.
  • Explain how you use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
  • Describe the new changes in Lync in the Brick Model, Monitoring, Lync Storage Service, and VDI.
  • Describe the new topology changes in Lync and how the different topology scenarios apply.
  • Explain the new OS and processor support changes.
  • Describe the new Disaster Recover and High Availability in Lync and the geographic pool disbursement and front-end pooling.
  • Describe the new functionality and advantages of the conferencing features including Web Apps Server and multi-view video.
  • Explain the new features available for the external user and their impact on mobility, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addressing support, and Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).
  • Describe the new Persistent Chat server features and how they consolidate and simplify the user experience.
  • Describe the additional new conferencing changes and how they impact scheduling, online, joining, management, and audio/visual changes in Lync.
  • Explain how the Lync software development kit (SDK) facilitates easy integration.
  • Discuss line of business and third-party applications.
  • Understand Lync extensibility from examples of Lync integration used by independent software vendors (ISVs).
     
Prerequisites

 

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Experience configuring and deploying or planning and designing a Microsoft Lync 2010 system.

 

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the New Microsoft Lync Features and Functionality

This module summarizes what is new in Microsoft Lync, a rich client application that provides Instant Messaging (IM), Presence, Enterprise Voice, collaboration, and meeting capabilities through a single interface. In this module, you will learn about new features and functionality of Lync, including presence, contacts, IM, the Conversation Window, voice and video, and conferencing and collaboration.

Lessons

  • Communicate and Connect
  • Video and Voice
  • Collaboration and Meetings
  • Availability Across Multiple Devices
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Plug-in
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the new features and functionality in Lync.
  • Describe how Lync enables connections across computers, the web, and your personal devices.
  • Explain the new enhancements to voice and video functionality in Lync, including multi-view video and other lifelike video improvements.
  • Explain the new features for meeting collaboration, including the functionality of Office Web App Server and Lync Web App.
  • Describe how to take advantage of Lync technology with mobile devices, web conferencing tools, and hosted services.
  • Explain how you use Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Module 2: Microsoft Lync 2013 Architecture and Deployment Changes

This module introduces the new architecture and deployment changes in Microsoft Lync. At a glance, it covers the Brick Module, Disaster Recovery, monitoring improvements, Lync Storage Service, the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and some of what makes Lync a robust server/client environment.

Lessons

  • Microsoft Lync At a Glance
  • Topology Changes
  • Operating System and Processor Support Changes
  • New Disaster Recovery and High Availability Features
  • New Conferencing Features
  • New Features for External User Access
  • New Archiving Features
  • New Persistent Chat Server Features
  • New Conferencing Changes
  • Enterprise Voice Changes
  • Deployment Considerations
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the new changes in Lync in the Brick Model, Monitoring, Lync Storage Service, and VDI.
  • Describe the new topology changes in Lync and how the different topology scenarios apply.
  • Explain the new OS and processor support changes.
  • Describe the new Disaster Recover and High Availability in Lync and the geographic pool disbursement and front-end pooling.
  • Describe the new functionality and advantages of the conferencing features including Web Apps Server and multi-view video.
  • Explain the new features available for the external user and their impact on mobility, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addressing support, and Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).
  • Describe the new Persistent Chat server features and how they consolidate and simplify the user experience.
  • Describe the additional new conferencing changes and how they impact scheduling, online, joining, management, and audio/visual changes in Lync.

Module 3: Integration and Extensibility in Microsoft Lync

This module discusses the advantages of integrating Lync with other Office and line of business (LOB) applications. It will take a closer look at how Lync makes integration virtually effortless and the advantages to LOB and third party applications when Lync is integrated. In additions, this module will also highlight three examples of independent software vendors (ISVs) who use Lync integration for their enterprise products.


Lessons

  • Integrate Microsoft Lync into Line of Business Applications
  • Integrate Microsoft Lync with Office 2013
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how the Lync software development kit (SDK) facilitates easy integration.
  • Discuss line of business and third-party applications.
  • Understand Lync extensibility from examples of Lync integration used by independent software vendors (ISVs).

 

Audience
This course is intended for people who want to learn about new features in Microsoft Lync 2013 that have been added since Microsoft Lync 2010. This course is not comprehensive training on Lync 2013. Students should already have a foundational knowledge and skill of Microsoft Lync 2010.

 

 

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