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TechNet Live Meeting – Lync in an Enterprise Network

February 22, 2012 By: Yann Espanet Category: Lync, Webcast

TechNet Live Meeting – ??Lync in an Enterprise Network

EventID:1032506834

Starts:Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:00 PM
Time zone: (GMT+01:00) Paris

Duration: 1 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Product(s): Microsoft technologies.

Audience(s): Additional Information Worker, App/LOB Specialist, Architect, Desktop/EndUser Specialist, Infrastructure Specialist, IT Decision Maker, IT Generalist, IT Implementer, IT Manager and Tech Influencing BDM.

Abstract
This session covers everything you need to know about how Microsoft Lync works with the Enterprise Network. Learn all about new features like Call Admission Control and how the Lync media stack interacts with policy across the wide area network, improvements in Quality of Service tagging with DSCP and VLAN support, how partners are bringing optimized network solutions to market for Lync, and understanding bandwidth planning and requirements for enterprise deployments.

Register here : https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastRegistrationConfirmation.aspx?culture=en-US&RegistrationID=1311048407&Validate=false

 

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Lync Server Certification : 70-664 and 70-665

April 28, 2011 By: Yann Espanet Category: Lync, Training and certification

Exams 664 and 665 are available in Prometric testing centers! This means that you now can earn the MCTS: Lync Server 2010, Configuration and the MCITP: Lync Server 2010 Administrator certifications. Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is an integral part of the Microsoft “software-plus-services” cloud offering, Microsoft Office 365. Earning a Lync Server 2010 certification will distinguish you as skilled in the Microsoft cutting-edge cloud technologies. You can earn the MCTS by passing 664, or pass both 664 and 665 to earn the MCITP.

List of the skills measured on each exam:

Official Classroom training will be : Course 10534A and Course 10533A .

Some other resources :

Building Office Communications Server solutions with a Software + Services Model

March 25, 2010 By: Yann Espanet Category: Webcast

“From a platform perspective, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 allows you to build call control and call management services. OCS 2007 R2 also provides a federation feature to allow you to securely deploy your UC solutions in a Software + Services model. As an example, Jon Rauschenberger (CTO of Clarity Consulting) describes how Clarity Connect was built on OCS 2007 R2 using the UC platform SDKs and deployed using a Software + Services federation model.”


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Integrating and Extending the Microsoft Office Communicator Experience with Windows Presentation Foundation and Microsoft Silverlight

March 21, 2010 By: Yann Espanet Category: Office Communication Server, Training and certification


Get Microsoft Silverlight

Integrating Office Communicator capabilities into your apps
Making conversations contextual
Extending Office Communicator
The OC 14 Managed API

Updated Unified Communications R2 Voice Specialization Exam 74-404 (will replace 74-924)

January 29, 2010 By: Yann Espanet Category: Office Communication Server, Training and certification

If you are currently certified on the UC Voice Specialization or plan to be, be aware that an updated version of the Voice Specialization Exam 74-924 will be available en of June this year.

This exam is designed to validate that candidates have the skills to design, deploy, and administer Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2). Candidates should have experience with interoperability between Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging, and Active Directory Domain Services. Candidates should also have experience with network infrastructure components that support the deployment and ongoing management of Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

You can have more details on the Microsoft official page concerning this test:

Exam 74-404: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 U.C. Voice Specialization

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=74-404&Locale=en-us#tab3

It’s highly recommended to attend the following three days Course 50232A: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Ignite !

Course 50232A: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Ignite

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Course.aspx?ID=50232A&Locale=en-us

You can also use the Microsoft Office Communications Server R2 Training Portal to find some useful resources to prepare for this hard exam!

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/training/ocs.aspx

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Workload Architecture Poster

January 25, 2010 By: Yann Espanet Category: Office Communication Server, Training and certification

You will have a global view of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 traffic flow between component like : IM and Presence, Conferencing, Application Sharing, and Enterprise Voice.
You can see the different server roles, the needs in term of server certificate, and also the firewall and DNS configuration requirements.

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Ref :

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=AF2C17CB-207C-4C52-8811-0ACA6DFADC94&displaylang=en

Video : OCS 2007 R2 – Deployment Validation Tool Answering Agent

January 17, 2010 By: Yann Espanet Category: Webcast

The Deployment Validation Tool allows you to perform automated testing of calls between agents that are Office Communications Server 2007 R2 clients. It is included with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit Tools, available as a free download at the Microsoft Download Center at :
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=145159

You can find the technet page here :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd572350(office.13).aspx

And watch this video from the Microsoft Technet Chopstick :

Evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate on Windows 2008 R2

August 27, 2009 By: Yann Espanet Category: Exchange 2010, Webcast

You can download Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate to the Microsoft Download Center!

This is the build number 14.00.0639.011 and you can download it from here :  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c6d27da1-ba2c-4570-a491-c0d7b39ede8b

This build is compatible with both Windows 2008 SP2 and Windows 2008 R2 (from RC1 through to RTM). As we changed the store schema between the Exchange Beta and RC, there’s no in-place upgrade from the Beta release. However, we will support in-place upgrade from the Release Candidate through to the final RTM build.

Extract from “Paul Bowden – Release Manager – Exchange Server”

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Here’s a quick start guide to get you up and running as quickly as possible with the new build:

 

Windows 2008

1.       Install Windows Server 2008 x64 (Standard or Enterprise – but not Core or Web Server) and join the appropriate domain

2.       Install Service Pack 2 from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd262148.aspx

3.       Install .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7

4.       Install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Update from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=98E83614-C30A-4B75-9E05-0A9C3FBDD20D

5.       Install the combined PowerShell v2/Windows Remote Management package (Windows 6.0-KB968930.msu) from Connect (public link TBD)

6.       Open a command prompt, and use the installation scripts from the \Scripts sub-folder on the installation media to enable operating system components:

a.       For a typical installation of Client Access, Hub Transport, and the Mailbox role, run:

  • ServerManagerCmd –ip <media>\Scripts\Exchange-Typical.xml

a.       For a Client Access role only, enter:

  • ServerManagerCmd –ip <media>\Scripts\Exchange-CAS.xml

b.      For a Hub Transport role, enter:

  • ServerManagerCmd –ip <media>\Scripts\Exchange-Hub.xml

c.       For a Mailbox role, enter:

  • ServerManagerCmd –ip <media>\Scripts\Exchange-MBX.xml

d.      For a Unified Messaging role, enter:

  • ServerManagerCmd –ip <media>\Scripts\Exchange-UM.xml

e.      For an Edge Transport role, enter:

  • ServerManagerCmd –ip <media>\Scripts\Exchange-Edge.xml

7.       For Hub Transport and/or Mailbox roles, install the Office Filter Pack from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60C92A37-719C-4077-B5C6-CAC34F4227CC

8.       Run the Setup.exe program from the Exchange 2010 installation media

Windows 2008 R2

1.       Install Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard or Enterprise – but not Core, Web Server or Foundation Server) and join the appropriate domain

2.       Open a Windows PowerShell console window from the Accessories menu

3.       Enter “Import-Module ServerManager” and press return

4.       Use the Add-WindowsFeature cmdlet to enable operating system components:

a)      For a typical installation of Client Access, Hub Transport, and the Mailbox role, enter:

  • Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy

b)      For a Client Access role only, enter:

  • Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy

c)       For a Hub Transport role or Mailbox role, enter:

  • Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server

d)      For a Unified Messaging role, enter:

  • Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Desktop-Experience

e)      For an Edge Transport role, enter:

  • Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,ADLDS

5.       For Hub Transport and/or Mailbox roles, install the Office Filter Pack from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60C92A37-719C-4077-B5C6-CAC34F4227CC

6.       Restart the computer

7.       Run the Setup.exe program from the Exchange 2010 installation media

Exchange 2010 and Upgrades from Windows 2008 R2 RC1 (build 7100) to RTM (build 7600)

You can upgrade the R2 operating system of a server that currently has Exchange 2010 installed. The steps are as follows:

i.                     Take an existing server running Windows 2008 R2 Release Candidate (build 7100) and Exchange 2010 pre-RTM

ii.                   Upgrade Exchange 2010 to R4 DF-Final

iii.                  Copy c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\config\schema\wsmanconfig_schema.xml to a safe place

iv.                 Insert the Windows 2008 R2 RTM (build 7600) installation media and choose ‘Upgrade’

v.                   After several restarts, the server should now be upgraded

vi.                 Copy your saved-off wsmanconfig_schema.xml file to c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\config\schema\

NOTE: In-place upgrades of Exchange 2010 servers running Windows 2008 SP2, to Windows 2008 R2 are not tested or supported.

Active Directory Configuration

a.       The schema master must be running a minimum of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1

b.      The forest must be in Windows Server 2003 functionality mode (or later)

c.       All Exchange 2010 servers must be able to communicate with a global catalog server which is running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (or later)

d.      Read-only domain controllers (RODC) are not supported with Exchange 2010

e.      We generally recommend that you install Exchange 2010 on member servers versus domain controllers. This helps to secure your installation

Enjoy your test !