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This course focuses on the instant messaging features & the role of server components in both standard & enterprise instant messaging solutions.


 
Course Outline
Introduction This one-day instructor-led course teaches students the instant messaging functionalities that are available in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. The course introduces the Office Communications Server 2007 architecture in the Standard and Enterprise Editions, and the considerations involved in implementing them. The course focuses on the instant messaging features and the role of server components in both standard and enterprise instant messaging solutions.

Audience This course is intended for current real-time communications IT Professional and infrastructure specialists who want to learn how to implement Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Implement and deploy an instant messaging solution by using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition.
• Implement end-user and application collaboration features by using the Office Communications Server 2007 messaging clients and the Microsoft Communicator Automation application programming interface (API).
• Implement and deploy an instant messaging solution by using the advanced features of Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition

Outline Module 1: Implementing and Deploying an Instant Messaging Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition supports an instant messaging solution that provides the users in your organization with one-to-one instant messaging, group instant messaging, and file transfer. This module describes how to deploy an Instant Messaging solution with Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition. The module also introduces the Active Directory design and network requirements, and security requirements that you should consider when planning your deployment. Finally, the module describes how to share Server 2007 Address Book Server, which can be accomplished by using internal sources such as Active Directory distribution lists, or by using external sources such as public instant messaging user accounts.

Lessons
• Overview of an IM Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
• What Is One-to-One IM?
• What Is Group IM?
• File Transfers in an IM Solution
• What Is SIP?
• Implementing IM by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
• What Is a Server Running Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition for IM?
• What Is User Authentication?
• What Is Presence Information?
• How a Server Running Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Routes Messages
• How a Server Running Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Filters Messages
• Planning Considerations When Implementing a Server Running Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
• Configuring the Office Communications Server 2007 Address Book
• What Is the Address Book Service?
• What Are the Sources for the Address Book Service?
• Administration for the Address Book Service
• Demonstration: Configuring the Office Communications Server 2007 Address Book Service
• Overview of Application Servers for an IM Solution in Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
• What Is the Role of Active Directory in IM?
• What Is the Role of Exchange Server 2007 in IM?
• Designing and Configuring Active Directory and Network Infrastructure for Office Communications Server 2007
• Active Directory Design
• Network Infrastructure Considerations
• Global Catalog Server Considerations
• DNS Configuration Process for Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
• Demonstration: Configuring Active Directory and DNS for Office Communications Server 2007
• Designing a Secure IM Solution
• Group Policy Settings for an IM Solution
• Encryption Settings for an IM Solution
• Considerations for Using Digital Certificates in an IM Solution
• Firewall Policies for an IM Solution
• Demonstration: Configuring Security for an IM Solution

Lab: Implementing and Deploying an IM Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007
• Exercise 1: Preparing Active Directory for Office Communications Server 2007
• Exercise 2: Installing Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
• Exercise 3: Securing an IM Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Describe the IM functionality that is available in Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition.
• Implement an Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition server for an IM solution.
• Configure an Office Communications Server 2007 Address Book.
• Describe the role of application servers in an IM solution for Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition.
• Identify the Active Directory design and networking considerations for implementing an IM solution.
• Identify the security considerations for implementing an IM solution.

Module 2: Using Instant Messaging and Presence Information

Office Communications Server 2007 supports three clients: Office Communicator 2007, Microsoft Web Communicator 2007, and Microsoft Mobile Communicator 2007. Office Communications Server 2007 also supports Microsoft Communicator Automation application programming interface (API). These APIs integrate presence and collaboration features in applications and provide enhanced collaboration capabilities to users. This module introduces the client applications and describes how to add new contacts, send instant messages, or find contact information. This module also describes how an Office Communications Server 2007 instant messaging solution enables users to assign presence levels to their contacts, to filter presence information, to find contacts across various application platforms and use this information to communicate and schedule meetings with their contacts.

Lessons
• Introduction to the Office Communicator Client Applications
• Office Communicator 2007
• Office Communicator Web Access 2007
• Office Communicator Mobile 2007
• Sending an Instant Message
• What Is Contact Information?
• Demonstration: Adding and Searching for Contact Information and Sending an Instant Message
• Configuring Presence Information and Levels
• What Is Presence Information?
• What Are Presence Levels?
• Demonstration: Configuring Presence Information and Levels
• Multimedia: Determining Presence Information Across Application Platforms
• Demonstration: Scheduling a Meeting by Using Presence Information in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

Lab: Using IM and Presence Information
• Exercise 1: Deploying IM Clients
• Exercise 2: Configuring the Environment for IM
• Exercise 3: Exchanging Instant Messages
• Exercise 4: Configuring Presence Information

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Identify the features of various Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 client applications.
• Send an instant message to a new contact.
• Configure presence information and levels.

Module 3: Implementing and Deploying an Instant Messaging Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
The Enterprise Edition of Office Communications Server 2007 provides a scalable instant messaging solution for real-time communication among users. By using Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition users can securely access internal servers by using remote user access, connect to external users in a federated external network, and communicate with their instant messaging contacts by using various public instant messaging services and clients. This module introduces you to the steps in implementing an Instant Messaging solution by using Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition.

Lessons

• Overview of an IM Solution for Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
• Configuration Options for Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
• Remote User Access
• What Is PIC?
• What Is Federation?
• Implementing Enterprise Server Roles
• Multimedia: The Enterprise IM Solution Server Roles
• Front End Server Options in an IM Solution for Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
• Access Edge Server Options in an IM Solution for Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
• Demonstration: Implementing Enterprise Server Roles
• Configuring Application Servers Used in an IM Solution for Enterprise Edition
• Roles of Active Directory Domain Controllers
• SQL Server 2005
• Exchange Server 2007
• Microsoft Certificate Services
• HTTP Server and Reverse Proxy Server
• Consolidating IM Clients
• Public IM Clients
• Demonstration: Configuring PIC
• Establishing Federation Between Enterprises
• Access Edge Servers in Federation
• Certificates in Federation
• Demonstration: Issuing and Assigning Certificates
• Demonstration: Validating the Certificates
• DNS Resolution in Federation
• Demonstration: Preparing to Establish Federation Between Enterprises

Lab 1: Implementing an Enterprise IM Solution in Tailspin Toys
• Exercise 1: Configuring Internal IM
• Exercise 2: Configuring Internal DNS Records
• Exercise 3: Testing Internal IM
• Exercise 4: Configuring the Access Edge Server
• Exercise 5: Downloading and Validating Certificates
• Exercise 6: Configuring DNS to Support Federation
• Exercise 7: Configuring Federation
• Exercise 8: Testing Federation

Lab 2: Implementing an Enterprise IM Solution in Wingtip Toys
• Exercise 1: Configuring Internal IM
• Exercise 2: Configuring Internal DNS Records
• Exercise 3: Testing Internal IM
• Exercise 4: Configuring the Access Edge Server
• Exercise 5: Downloading and Validating Certificates
• Exercise 6: Configuring DNS to Support Federation
• Exercise 7: Configuring Federation
• Exercise 8: Testing Federation

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Describe the IM features that are available in Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition.
• Describe the role of a server running Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition in an IM solution.
• Configure application servers in an enterprise IM solution.
• Consolidate IM clients by implementing Public IM Connectivity (PIC).
• Establish federation between enterprises in an enterprise IM solution.
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have: Familiarity with Active Directory knowledge and concepts Familiarity with Exchange Server Messaging knowledge and concepts Familiarity with SharePoint knowledge and concepts Fundamental knowledge of using Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2003 Fundamental Windows Server 2003 knowledge and experience Fundamental Networking knowledge and experience

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Students are required to give notice if they are unable to attend their class:

2 weeks (10 full business days) or longer prior to training date = full refund
1 to 2 weeks (5 - 9 full business days) prior to training date = 50% of course fee refund
Less than 1 week (4 full business days or fewer) prior to training date = 0% refund

NOTE: You may substitute classes or students at any time.

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It would have been beneficial for the instructors screen to have the capability of zooming in on parts of the workbook.
Reviewed by 2016
The course was informative but fast flowing. I love the idea of being able to re-attend at no cost.
Reviewed by 2016
When there's a very small (2-3)audience at the training, I believe the instructor should reach out ahead of time to find out if any attendees have specifics they would like to have covered as opposed to an overall general content taught. It was not of great value as it was too general.
Reviewed by 2015
The course was very informative and useful, but the time could have been used better. I could have learned everything taught in an hour and a half, and the rest of the time would have been better used doing exercises to really ingrain the information into my brain.
Reviewed by 2015
Jane is great. She was very enthusiastic, very engaging, and quite knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2015
Would like to have spent just a little more time on a few extra items, in SharePoint 2013. i.e. the workflows, lookup columns. Jane was great!! I have a had previous learning with Jane and she takes the course and it just comes alive under her guidance. I just do not like going downtown.
Reviewed by 2015
I only wish that this course lasted longer than 2 days. We barely scratched the surface and what we learned only raised more questions. It would be nice if there was a version of the course that lasted 4 days so that we could explore more features and options, more thoroughly.
Reviewed by 2015
Very useful course with appropriate environment.
Reviewed by 2014
Really enjoyed the instructor, she was very knowledgable about SharePoint.
Reviewed by 2014
Great one day training! Very informative!
Reviewed by 2014
I can bearly see the blackboard due to the light.
Reviewed by 2014
With respect to the Training Provider, they offered what seemed to be a very detailed manual; however, the instructor followed his own agenda for teaching. Although I'm certain the same material was covered (plus extras, which are appreciated), by not following the manual, it makes it more difficult for a student to take notes. It would have been easier to add notes to the manual, as needed - than trying to capture subject, background info, and the relevent point I am trying to capture on a loose sheet of paper.
Reviewed by 2014
The course was good,however, the instructor was way too dry. He didn't engage the students very much, except to ask if there were any questions which made it a little boring.
Reviewed by 2013
While the instructor was delightful I did not feel she had a good enough grasp of the program. There were often times when a student may have missed a step and she was unable to intuitively know what they'd missed and so the entire class would have to start from the beginning. Unfortunately this class left me more confused than when I'd walked in, and also left me less confident than I'd been after Level 1.
Reviewed by 2013
As this was a beginner course and I have never used power point, the time given to practice the information provided I felt was not adequate.
Reviewed by 2013
I'm very pleased with all the 'head knowledge' I learned yesterday. Now, I have to put my new skills to good use !
Reviewed by 2013
Julie was GREAT! Very personable and helped everyone when they needed it. I would definitely take another course with her and through this organization.
Reviewed by 2013
Mr. Mike is very knowledgeable about Excel 2010, Level 2, and I learned a lot during the class which I will be able to use on a daily basis at work. The Course contents were exactly as indicated. Looking forward to Level 3 someday !
Reviewed by 2013
It was really hot in the room - I know this is a persistent problem with clients - some like it hot, some like it cold! We didn't get to all the topics - I guess I'd rather have this and really understand the topics we did cover; but I needed chart work which we didn't get to.
Reviewed by 2013
The course was short but our instructor was very good and explained the concepts that was easy to understand. I like the fact that she didn't just give us the course textbook and have us go through it and instead had her own training agenda with the textbook serving as a supplemental item. I didn't have too much experience with SharePoint 2010 and I didn't have any issues keeping up with the course. Would definitely recommend this course for those that are interested in SharePoint Workflow.
Reviewed by 2013
May be more practice should be included. Thanks!
Reviewed by 2013
This course was cancelled 45 minutes before the scheduled start time. To have a survey come out when I didn't even take the course is not very professional.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent - I would highly recommend him and hope to get him again as my instructor.
Reviewed by 2013
Would have have liked longer day, hours.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor, JASON HALL, had a fluent, practical, hands-on and knowledgeable style of involving the partipants directly with the software. This was vastly superior to laboriously going thru the course material linearly page after page. We didn't doze off and he answered questions and immediately dealt with individual issues in working through the residential housing project example. I would take another class from Jason Hall.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was not helpful as she just read the book to us and went step by step. I could have just bought the book and did that myself. It needed REAL world relevance
Reviewed by 2013
The overhead screen was difficult to see. The instructor went very fast and did not check to ensure that we were all up to where he was - this caused us to go back several times. More consideration needs to be made to ensure each participant is at the right place, can see the board, and the instructor needs to slow down so he is not continuing to instruct while we are catching up, as several of us missed a few things.
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor wasted lot of time in discussing things that are not required for this training and had less hours to spend on actual matter.
Reviewed by 2012
This was a good course for a Sharepoint introduction. I came out feeling more prepared to tackle our SP project.
Reviewed by 2012
Mike did an awesome job. He was entertaining yet very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
Very good course well taught, Jason Hall did an excellent job.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was very good, Jason Hall was a excellent instructor and took the extra time to answer all questions and help where extra help was needed. Great Instructor.
Reviewed by 2012
I have to say this was one of the best courses I have attended and the main reason is because of JASON HALL!! I loved his approach to teaching! He was animated and didn't make us read from the book once. LOVED IT. Tara Johnson-Ouellette & Kim Grayson
Reviewed by 2012
I took Communicating Effectively for Optimum Outcomes. Tyler Huggins was a fantastic instructor! He provided a lot of helpful tips, some of which are not included in the course. In addtion, Tyler has given us his contact information to provide us with further help with communicating issues going forward.
Reviewed by 2012
this course could have been cut into half a day with the material we covered. 80% of the day was spent with the instructor talking about his life, and irrelevant things. Although he had a great energy and spirit.... The day was a bit too long. Half day course of basics would have been perfect.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was very self-absorbed and spent more time talking about himself than Microsoft Word. We paid a lot of money to take the course and would have benefited from the instructor talking more about Word rather than hearing about his travels, the food he ate, the airbrushing on his daughter's skate board , his clients, how busy and important he is, his hiking plans for the weekend, how his buddy was at his house drinking his scotch, his best friend's battle with colon cancer, his daughter's travel future plans to base camp 2 of Everest, his dogs personalities, his friend in the police force, his upcoming trip to Thailand, and the worst of all....his divorce proceedings. It was such a shame that he knew so much about Word but had a problem actually staying focused and teaching us about it. He had a couple of minutes to complete the material and broke into another story instead, he ran over the 4pm class time frame and never finished going through the material unless people wanted to stay late!
Reviewed by 2012
With all the valuable insights and topics to cover, I feel that this should be a two day course; we only got through half of the course book in the one day. While the rest of the material could be done by self-directed learning, others in my class agreed that they wouldn't have time to learn the rest on their own time. The course description indicated that I would be learning all the material but we simply didn't get that far. The computers, desks, and chairs were certainly not ergonomic. I would encourage the facility to consider this next time they upgrade their equipment & furniture.
Reviewed by 2012
the course seemed to contain quite a bit of project management rather than strictly program operations and fundamentals. could use more hands on with features and abilities of the program
Reviewed by 2012
The class was very rushed. The last few topics we essentially whipped through them but it still provided learning on what I needed to know
Reviewed by 2012
I would have liked to go through the toolbar/ribbon a bit more and learn what each button does.
Reviewed by 2012
The material was presented well. I felt that the pace of the class could have gone faster (but I do have a software developer background so that could be partly the reason). I was hoping to have some time during class, say the last hour or so to work my way through the exercises provided in the binder. I did appreciate the last part on Sharepoint Developer and did like the hands-on approach. Otherwise it was a good course and I felt that it was valuable to me.
Reviewed by 2012
Re: Break Times - could be shorter, especially considering the day/course ended an hour and a half early. For the price and amount of time scheduled for the day, a lot more could be learned/taught/included
Reviewed by 2012
It was hard to see the instructors screen. It was a projector that was turned toward a white board.
Reviewed by 2012
Jason Hall is fantastic and I look forward to taking another course with him. My last experience at New Era was not great; the instructor did not meet our expectations and the computers were not working when we arrived. But Jason made the day fly by and I felt like I learned not only the set curriculum but gained lots of additional presentation skills.
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor in this class was EXCELLENT. I would highly recommend her as she really knew what she was doing and her etaching style was great. AWESOME instuctor.
Reviewed by 2012
The trainer was very knowledgeable and kept the course moving at a great pace. I wish I could take her home with me, so she could help me teach photoshop at the school I work at.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was very helpful and the instructor was very knowledgable and made the effort to make sure all class members were understanding the excersizes and were on the same page. My only complaint is that the computers seemed a little worn out. Throughout the day most students in the class ran into some sort of issue with the computer not working the way it should. And during our practice time closer to the end of the day all the computers started crashing.
Reviewed by 2012
The Instructor was fabulous and is the reason that I truly enjoyed the course.
Reviewed by 2011
Alex was extrememly helpful and knowlegeable.
Reviewed by 2011
The course was excellent, but I felt a little out of my league. The participants in the course were designers and IT people who had used other versions of SharePoint. While I benefited from their questions and comments during the class, I feel "lost" now that I'm back on my own at the office. Perhaps I was in the wrong coarse, but it did say power "user".
Reviewed by 2011
Alex is great!
Reviewed by 2011
Jane is a wonderful teacher! i will gladly take any class she teaches!
Reviewed by 2011
Jane is an excellent teacher! She is very knowledgable and is enthusiastic about the course!
Reviewed by 2011
Very good - presented course material in an engaging way.
Reviewed by 2011
The instructor didn't provide a lot of structure to the class, he just skimmed through the material and didn't go into it very deep. As a result, the class finished up 1.5 h early as well. He tried to add material from PMI (which was missing from the course materials) but this sometimes just made things more confusing. The PMI material should really be in the course material to start with. Otherwise, the instructor was helpful, knowledgeable and had a good demeanor.
Reviewed by 2011
It was informative
Reviewed by 2011
Very good course with a very knowledgeable instructor. Class was at full occupancy and I felt that the class size was too large.
Reviewed by 2011
There were only 4 students so it went fast and we finished early. Personally I would have liked to spend more time practicing. Perhaps some reference to the book and if there were any practice exercises in there that we could use to gain more experience with Visio.
Reviewed by 2011
The course started 40 minutes late because they did not have the correct computers set up for the program. It's like they were not even expecting us. I found it very disorganized. For the price I paid for this course, I expected a more professional presentation.
Reviewed by 2011
Instructor was very soft spoken did not have all the answres but did get answers later in the class.
Reviewed by 2011
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