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Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Ignite

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Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Ignite M50232

Course Title: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Ignite

Course Code: M50232
Version: A
Level: 300
Duration: 3 Days

Course Overview

The Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Ignite M50232 instructor-led training course has been designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to understand 300-level information on Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The workshop focuses on understanding scenarios of Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS 2007), Office Communicator, and integration with Exchange 2007.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the M50232 Microsoft training course include both novice and experienced IT Professionals who are concerned about delivering IM/Presence, Conferencing, and Voice solutions to the Enterprise.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the M50232 course candidates will be able to:
  • Articulate the core scenarios for Office Communications Server 2007 R2
  • Articulate architectural requirements of OCS 2007 R2
  • Install and deploy a pilot for Office Communications Server 2007 R2
  • Create steps for a pilot
  • Understand integration of Exchange 2007 SP1 Unified Messaging

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for course M50232.

Testing and Certification

There are currently no exams or Microsoft Certification directly associated to this course however this course may assist in preparing candidates for other exams that are closely associated with this technology.

Course Content

Module 1: Architecture, Planning and Deployment

In this module candidates will learn about the system architecture that is used by OCS 2007 R2. This module details fundamentals, server roles, and component dependencies as well as planning and deployment scenarios.


Lessons:
  • New Features of OCS 2007 R2
  • OCS 2007 R2 Architecture
  • Planning an OCS 2007 R2 Deployment
  • Deploying / Migrating to an OCS 2007 R2 Infrastructure
Lab: Deploying and Configuring Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition

In this module candidates will be guided through preparing Active Directory and DNS for an OCS installation. Following these steps, OCS 2007 is installed and validated.



Module 2: IM and Presence

In this module candidates will learn about the rich presence advancement that Office Communications Server is delivering. Additionally this module describes Office Communicator clients, and deployment scenarios.


Lessons:
  • Being Able to Articulate Rich Presence Model in OCS 2007 R2
  • OCS 2007 R2 Usability Enhancements
  • New Clients in OCS 2007 R2
  • Group Chat Server
Lab: Installing and Using Office Communicator 2007 R2 and the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant

In this lab candidates will learn about the installation of Office Communicator, OCS 2007 R2 Attendant and new rich-presence capabilities. This lab also illustrates enabling users for IM and testing the clients.


Lab: Installing and Configuring Communicator Web Access R2

In this lab candidates will be guided through the installation and configuration of Communicator Web Access.


Lab: Installing and Configuring GFC Functionality and Enabling Users for Group Chat Console

In this lab candidates will learn about the implementation of a Group Chat Server, followed by the features of the Group Chat Client.



Module 3: Conferencing

In this module candidates will learn about the new on-premise conferencing capability within OCS 2007 R2 and the differences between LiveMeeting Service and on-premise capability. This module also differentiates conferencing clients and requirements.


Lessons:
  • Being Able to Articulate Conferencing Architecture
  • Core Conferencing Components
  • Conferencing Call Flow
  • Differentiate Server vs. Live Meeting Service
  • Dial-in Conferencing
Lab: Configuring and Using Conferencing in Office Communications Server 2007 R2

In this lab candidates will be guided through the phases of deploying and configuring conferencing in an existing OCS 2007 R2 implementation.



Module 4: Remote Access

In this module candidates will learn about the Edge role within an OCS 2007 R2 implementation, and the process one needs to follow to define the appropriate topology. After covering the fundamentals information will be shared on the best practices in relation to configuration and maintenance.


Lessons:
  • OCS 2007 R2 Edge Roles
  • How to Determine the Appropriate Edge Topology
  • Best Practices on Configuring Edge / Reverse Proxy
  • Review of Common Edge Configuration Issues
Lab: Configure OCS 2007 R2 for Remote Access

In this lab candidates will be provided with hands-on experience in preparing and implementing Remote Access. Candidates will create and assign certificates, and test external Communicator connectivity.



Module 5: Troubleshooting

In this module candidates will learn about the new management tools and techniques for troubleshooting OCS 2007 R2. This module walks through some tools and techniques for identifying any deployment problems.


Lessons:
  • Deployment Challenges with OCS 2007 R2
  • Use Troubleshooting Tools and Techniques
  • Advanced Diagnostic Logging
Lab: Using the Management and Troubleshooting Tools in OCS 2007 R2

In this lab candidates will walk through troubleshooting tools included in OCS 2007 R2. The lab also includes a look at some of the resource kit utilities to help troubleshoot OCS 2007 R2.



Module 6: Voice Architecture

In this module candidates will learn about planning for adding voice capability to the implementation of OCS 2007 R2. This module assists in understanding the dial-plan, and connecting to the telephony infrastructure.


Lessons:
  • OCS 2007 R2 Voice Components
  • OCS 2007 R2 Voice Features
  • Call Flow
  • Call Authorisation and Routing
  • Mediation Server Deployment

Module 7: Voice Deployment Scenarios

In this module candidates will learn about the available voice deployment scenarios, routing concepts, normalisation rules, and call flows within OCS 2007 and build-out of a dial-plan within their environment.


Lessons:
  • Voice Deployment Scenarios
  • Deploying Enterprise Voice
  • Usage of Tools Related to Enterprise Voice
Lab: Installing and Configuring Mediation Server and Configuring Response Groups

In this lab candidates will learn how to implement a Mediation Server enabling the enterprise voice features. After completing the deployment candidates will configure multiple Response Group workflows.



Module 8: OCS 2007 R2 and Unified Messaging Coexistence

In this module candidates will learn about the interaction of OCS 2007 R2 and Exchange 2007 SP1Unified Messaging. This module details the environment, dial-plan integration, and steps required to add OCS 2007 R2 to Exchange UM infrastructure.



Lessons:
  • Install Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging
  • Configure Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging
Lab: Configuring and Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Unified Messaging

In this lab candidates will be instructed on integrating OCS 2007 R2 with an Exchange 2007 SP1 UM environment. UM is configured, and then OCS is configured to integrate with the Exchange UM environment.



Module 9: Developer Platform Overview

In this module candidates will get insight into the opportunities for developers to expand on the built-in functionality of OCS 2007 R2 and to further integrate it within the organisations business processes.


Lessons:
  • Contextual Collaboration
  • Business Process Communications
  • Anywhere Information Access
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