Tech Ed Europe 2010 will take place in Berlin in 3 weeks. From 8 to 12 November, 2010, I shall be contributing as an Ask the Expert staff in the Technical Learning Center – UNC Track Area. Working closely together with the Microsoft product teams, ATE will station at the Unified Communications (UNC) product demo booth areas.
I look forward to meeting you in person and share the excitement around Lync 2010 and more! More information and registration can be found here.
Here is a list of suggested sessions regarding Lync 2010:
UNC201 – Overview of Microsoft Lync: Transforming the Way People Communicate
Microsoft Lync promises to transform the way people communicate across the PC, Web and phone, making traditional communications systems obsolete. In this session we will talk about Microsoft’s vision for transforming business communications and the key investments we are making in Microsoft Lync that will lead this industry transformation.
UNC202 – The Reality: Interoperability with Microsoft Lync Server 2010
The communications industry is undergoing a transformation from proprietary hardware-based communications systems, to a more flexible software-based solution as provided by Microsoft. During this transformation, customers who have existing investments in infrastructure will need to ensure that these systems work well with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. In this session we show different scenarios in which Microsoft Lync Server 2010 can co-exist with IM and Presence systems, PBXs and leading video infrastructure, depending on the customer’s requirements.
UNC211-LNC – Monitoring Voice Deployments with Microsoft Communications Server “14”
In this session you will be guided through the setup and deployment of the Lync Monitoring server role, and shown how you can use this Lync server role to monitor your Microsoft Lync infrastructure.
UNC301 – Deployment, Upgrade and Co-Existence Scenarios with Microsoft Lync Server 2010
A new version of an existing product always provides a variety of new features and functions. Upgrading is the process of moving to the latest version, with the goal of a smooth transition; the current production environment must run as interruption-free as possible while the new servers, functionalities and features are introduced. Often an upgrade is a long-term process that requires a coexistence phase, resulting in users running different versions of the software. This session explains how to plan and move from Office Communications Server 2007/Office Communications Server 2007 R2, to Microsoft Lync Server 2010 for servers and clients. It addresses the implications of various migration and coexistence approaches, as well as covering Microsoft’s investments to support migration from prior versions of Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
UNC302 – Microsoft Lync Server 2010 : Management, Administration and Delegation
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 features a new way of deploying and administering a Microsoft Lync infrastructure. This session will review these new administration tools, dive into the Lync Server Control Panel and the Lync Server Management Shell, and look at how Role Based Access Control can help you set granular permissions in your Microsoft Lync infrastructure.
UNC303 – Microsoft Lync Server 2010 : Voice Architecture and Planning for High Availability
The Lync Server team has made a significant investment in high availability with the upcoming release. In this session we review the new Survivable Branch Appliance offering for branch office resiliency, the new features for data center-based multi-site failover, and intra-site architecture for high availability.
UNC304 – Microsoft Lync Server 2010 : Voice Deployment
In this session we explore the core call routing and voice interoperability features and capability in the new release of Lync Server. We review the architecture of interoperability as applied to different deployment topologies using Direct SIP and SIP Trunking, along with Lync Server’s call routing, media bypass, number manipulation, and many new features that enable enterprises to improve call management.
UNC305 – What’s New with Conferencing in Microsoft Lync Server 2010?
This session covers new meeting features in Microsoft Lync Server 2010, including Rich, Reach and Dial-in functionality. This session helps you understand the infrastructure required to support the new conferencing scenarios, including conferencing architecture, topology, administrative control and monitoring.
UNC306 – The New Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK: Integrating, Extending and Adding Contextual Data to the New Communicator Experience
Come and see an overview of the new Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK for client applications. We will demonstrate the Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) controls for integrating Microsoft Lync 2010 experiences into your line-of-business apps, as well as the new extension points where you can host and run your own applications within Lync 2010. See how to pass the context of your application’s data along with the conversation, and how to process it in the receiver side. Finally, learn how to build custom UI directly against the new Lync 2010 Managed API.
UNC307 – Advanced SIP-Based Solutions Built on the Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 3.0 and Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Get an overview of the capabilities of the new UC Managed API 3.0 and its key target scenarios, including contact center and building a voice assistant for mobile users. We will walk through how to implement anonymous and authenticated web chat and presence aware skill-based routing, examine the concept of audio routes, and look at how to use UC Managed API to access resources via the telephone.
UNC309 – Unified Messaging with Exchange Online
Exchange Unified Messaging (UM) is going to be part of the next major Microsoft Online release. This session will explain UM’s architecture, what’s needed to access UM as an online service, and the differences between the Enterprise and Online versions of UM. We will also demonstrate the administration and operation of UM “in the cloud”.
UNC310 – Microsoft Lync 2010 Technology Explained
This session will explain how Microsoft Lync 2010 works. We will cover topics such as authentication mechanism, interactions with Microsoft Exchange and Outlook, and integration with search infrastructure.
UNC310-HOL – Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice Configuration
During this lab you will use the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 management tools to familiarize yourself with the Voice Routing category included in the management console for Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
UNC311-HOL – Configuring Resiliency in Microsoft Lync Server 2010
During this lab you can explore the resiliency options (specifically the Survivable Branch Office Appliance) that are available in Microsoft Communications Server “14”. After implementing and configuring, experience the end user experience during multiple resiliency scenarios.
UNC322-IS – Replacing your PBX with Lync Server 2010
Whether you are half-way done, just about to start, or are unsure of whether to begin, we’ll answer your questions about how to replace your PBX with Communications Server ’14’. In this session we will also answer your questions about the interoperability with your existing voice infrastructure.