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This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, and manage audio/visual and Web conferencing by using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

Course Outline
This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, deploy, and manage audio/visual and Web conferencing by using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

Audience This course is intended for IT Professional infrastructure specialists. This includes real-time communications Technology Specialists and professional real-time communications engineers. In addition, IT Professionals in any job role that interacts with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint® Server, and Exchange Server will benefit from the course.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Determine implementation requirements for an on-premise conferencing solution.
• Deploy an on-premise conferencing solution by using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition.
• Deploy an on-premise conferencing solution by using Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition.
• Deploy and configure participant clients for on-premise conferencing.
• Schedule conferencing and configure user and meeting policies for on-premise Web conferencing and on-premise audio/visual conferencing

Outline Module 1: Determining the Implementation Requirements for On-Premise Conferencing
The way people work has changed in the last few decades as technology has enabled greater mobility. While this mobility can offer tremendous benefits to both employees and the organizations for which they work, it does present some challenges. The need to communicate effectively with work colleagues does not diminish with distance. If two or more employees need to meet in order to progress a project, collaborate on documents, or simply share ideas, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 can enable them to do so by providing support for on-premise conferencing. On-premise conferencing provides a number of benefits over hosted conferencing solutions.

In order to implement Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you must make some changes to Active Directory and deploy additional application servers, such as Internet Information Server, SQL Server 2005, and Exchange Server 2007.

• Comparing On-Premise Conferencing Solutions with Hosted Conferencing Solutions
• Considerations for Choosing a Hosted Conferencing Solution
• Considerations for Choosing an On-Premise Conferencing Solution
• What Is Web Conferencing?
• What Is Audio/Video Conferencing?
• Preparing to Implement Office Communications Server 2007
• Network Infrastructure Requirements
• Active Directory Requirements
• DNS Requirements
• Security Requirements
• Demonstration: Preparing Active Directory for Office Communications Server 2007
• Overview of Application Servers Used in an On-Premise Conferencing Solution
• Active Directory
• SQL Server 2005
• Exchange Server 2007
• Internet Information Server 6.0
• Implementing a Secure On-Premise Conferencing Solution
• Group Policy Settings
• Securing On-Premise Conferencing Connections
• Implementing Certificate Authorities
• Demonstration: Configuring Server Security by Using Certificates
• Firewall Policies
• Archiving and Compliance

Lab: Preparing Active Directory to Support an On-Premise Conferencing Solution
• Exercise 1: Preparing the Active Directory Schema
• Exercise 2: Preparing the Active Directory Forest
• Exercise 3: Preparing the Active Directory Domain
• Exercise 4: Delegating Setup and Administrative Permissions

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the advantages of on-premise conferencing solutions compared to hosted conferencing solutions.
• Prepare your network to support an on-premise conferencing solution.
• Describe the role of application servers in an on-premise conferencing solution.
• Secure an on-premise conferencing solution by configuring the network.

Module 2: Implementing an On-Premise Conferencing Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
This module explains how to implement an on-premise conferencing solution by using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition. The module also explains how to configure the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Address Book. The module provides an overview of the conferencing components provided by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition.

• Implementing Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Servers
• What Is an Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Server?
• How an Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Routes Conference Data
• How an Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Server Initiates Conferences
• How an Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Server Manages Media
• Demonstration: Implementing an Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Server
• Configuring the Office Communications Server 2007 Address Book
• What Is the Address Book Service?
• Address Book Sources
• Address Book Server Administration Settings
• Demonstration: Configuring the Office Communications Server 2007 Address Book
• Overview of On-Premise Conferencing Components
• Multimedia: What are the On-Premise Conferencing Components?
• What Is Focus?
• Conferencing Server Functions
• What Is the Conferencing Server Factory?

Lab: Implementing an On-Premise Conferencing Solution
• Exercise 1: Implementing a Standard Edition Server
• Exercise 2: Configuring Server Security by Using Certificates
• Exercise 3: Verifying Server Functionality
• Exercise 4: Configuring the Address Book Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Implement an on-premise conferencing solution by using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition.
• Configure the functions of the Office Communications Server 2007 Address Book.
• Describe the interoperability of on-premise conferencing components on an Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition server.

Module 3: Implementing an On-Premise Conferencing Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
The Enterprise Edition of Office Communications Server is better suited to larger organizations as it offers support for more users, and flexible server configuration options. For example, you can install all the Office Communications Server services on a single server or a group of servers; alternatively, you can deploy conferencing components to separate server computers in load-balanced pools. Enterprise Edition provides the capability to more easily scale to support more users as your needs change. In addition, because you must install the SQL Server component on a separate physical computer, you can provide resilience at the back end by clustering this SQL Server.

• Overview of an Enterprise On-Premise Conferencing Solution
• How Office Communication Server 2007 Supports Remote Connectivity
• What Is Federation?
• Requirements for High Availability
• Implementing Enterprise Servers Roles
• Multimedia: The Role of Enterprise Servers
• What Is a Front End Server?
• What Are Conferencing Pool Servers?
• What Is a Director?
• What Are Perimeter Servers?
• Demonstration: Implementing an Access Edge Server
• Establishing Federation Between Enterprises
• Multimedia: Establishing Federation Between Enterprises
• Process of Configuring Edge Servers to Support Federation
• Process of Configuring the HTTP Reverse Proxy Server
• Process of Configuring DNS to Support Federation
• Process of Implementing Certificates to Support Federation
• Configuring Use-Related Settings
• Demonstration: Establishing Federation

Lab: Implementing an On-Premise Conferencing Solution by using Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
• Exercise 1: Configure Internal DNS Records
• Exercise 2: Configuring Edge Servers
• Exercise 3: Downloading and Validating Certificates
• Exercise 4: Configuring DNS to Support Federation
• Exercise 5: Configuring Federation

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the features of an on-premise conferencing solution that is based on Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition.
• Implement enterprise servers in an enterprise on-premise conferencing solution and implement an Access Edge server.
• Establish federation between enterprises in an enterprise on-premise conferencing solution.

Module 4: Deploying and Configuring Participant Clients for On-Premise Conferencing
To participate in an on-premise conference, you must typically install some software onto your users’ workstation computers. Microsoft provides three client programs for use with Office Communication Server 2007: Office Communicator 2007, Office Live Meeting 2007, and Office Live Meeting Add-In for Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007.

• Overview of On-Premise Conferencing Clients
• Features of Office Communicator 2007
• Features of Office Live Meeting 2007
• Features of Office Live Meeting Add-In for Outlook
• Deploying an On-Premise Conferencing Client
• Deployment Methods
• Deployment Considerations
• Demonstration: Deploying Office Communicator 2007
• Configuring User-Related Settings for an On-Premise Conference
• Process of Enabling and Configuring Users
• Demonstration: Configuring Users
• What Are the On-Premise Conferencing Roles?
• What Are the Conference Entry Control Methods?

Lab: Configuring On-Premise Conferencing
• Exercise 1: Deploying Conferencing Clients
• Exercise 2: Configuring User Accounts

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Identify the features of the on-premise conferencing clients.
• Deploy clients in an on-premise conferencing solution.
• Configure user accounts to support conferencing.

Module 5: Working with On-Premise Web and Audio/Video Conferencing
Office Communications Server 2007 supports the creation of both scheduled and unscheduled Web conferences by using Microsoft Office Live Meeting Add-In for Office Outlook 2007. Users participating in an on-premise Web conference can collaborate and share their data by using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. You can use Group Policies to control how users share their data and to specify additional settings for an on-premise conference.

Office Communications Server 2007 also supports audio/video conferencing. Users can create audio/video conferences by using a variety of hardware components, including Microsoft Office RoundTable.

• Scheduling and Collaborating by Using an On-Premise Web Conference
• Multimedia: Scheduling an On Premise Web Conference
• Demonstration: Creating an Unscheduled Web Conference by Using Office Communicator 2007
• Demonstration: Creating an Unscheduled Web Conference by Using Office Live Meeting and Office Outlook 2007
• What Is Data Collaboration?
• Multimedia: Collaborating by Using an On-Premise Web Conference
• Overview of On-Premise Audio/Video Conferencing
• Multimedia: Audio/Video Capabilities Provided by Microsoft Office Live Meeting
• Components Required to Support an Audio/Video Conference
• Multimedia: Interoperability of Audio/Video Conferencing Components
• Overview of Microsoft Office Live Meeting Audio/Video Capabilities
• Audio and Video Hardware Components
• Multimedia: Configuring Audio and Video Settings
• Multimedia: Creating an Unscheduled Audio/Video Conference
• Using Group Policies to Configure an On-Premise Conference
• Configuring User and Meeting-Related Conference Settings
• Demonstration: Configuring Conference-Related Group Policy Settings

Lab: Establishing a Web Conference
• Exercise 1: Scheduling a Web Conference
• Exercise 2: Establish an Unscheduled Web Conference
• Exercise 3: Using Group Policies to Configure User and Meeting Policies

After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Schedule and collaborate with participants in an on-premise Web conference.
• Identify the required components to support an on-premise audio/video conferencing solution.
• Configure and create an unscheduled Web and audio/video conference.
• Identify the group policies that can be set for an on-premise conference
Prerequisites & Certificates

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 Microsoft Windows Server® 2003 knowledge and experience. • Fundamental networking knowledge and experience. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: • Course 5177A: Implementing and Maintaining Instant Messaging Using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

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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Great seminar. Instructor was vey helpful and seemed to satisfy everyone's needs. Looking forward to taking the next level.
Reviewed by 2016
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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