Core Administration - Skype for Business Server

Skype for Business Server empowers seamless communications and data sharing anywhere from desktop to mobile. This course will teach you the core administrative aspects from system and user management to practical troubleshooting tips and tricks.
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 1, 2016
Duration
4h 38m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Getting Started - Prerequisites and Lab Setup
User & Policy Management
Configuration Settings Administration
Topology Management
Configuring Mobile, Remote, and Federated Access
Understanding Operations & Support
Description
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 1, 2016
Duration
4h 38m
Description

Operating a complex platform like Unified Communications and Collaboration to provide seamless access across typical productivity tools and applications is a challenging undertaking. In this course, Core Administration - Skype for Business Server, you'll learn the foundational knowledge of system and user management. First, you will acquire the skill to handle core user administration, policies, and configuration settings. Next, you'll learn how to manage topology, define system components, and behavior to control access privileges. Finally, you'll understand how to deploy tools and applications to effectively troubleshoot and support the environment. When you're finished with this course, you'll gain the essential skills and know-how to run a smooth and problem-free infrastructure. As a bonus, this course takes a look at on-premise vs. Skype for Business Online (Office 365) deployment scenarios in addition to management using PowerShell Remoting and a reference test lab topology to help complement your learning experience. Recommended Software (or higher versions/service packs): Windows Server 2012 R2, Skype for Business Sever 2015, Lync Server 2013, SQL Server 2012 SP2, Office Web Apps 2013 SP1, Exchange Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Windows 10 Pro, Office Pro 2013/Outlook 2016

About the author
About the author

Desmond Lee (MVP Office Server & Services / Skype for Business) is an established speaker, trainer, coach, and self-taught developer specializing in Microsoft enterprise infrastructure and cloud solutions. Travel, snowboarding, and scuba diving are some of his favorite past times when he is not moderating TechNet/MSDN Forums as a volunteer. Desmond founded the Swiss IT Pro User Group in Zurich where he is currently based.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Practical, concise, and straight to the point. That's what system and user management in this course entitled Core Administration Skype for Business is all about. My name is Desmond Lee and a very warm welcome to you. I'm an MVP in office servers and services, formerly Skype for Business Server and worked as a long-time practitioner in the field of unified communications and collaboration, security, web and cloud technologies. Skype for Business Server empowers seamless communications and data sharing anywhere from desktop to mobile whether you're deploying an on premise or cloud solution. In this course, you will acquire the skill to handle core user administration, policies, and configuration settings. Next, you will learn how to manage topology, define system components and behavior to control excess privileges. Finally, you'll understand how to deploy tools and applications to effectively troubleshoot and support the environment. When you are finished with this course, you will gain the practical skills and knowhow to run a smooth and problem free on premise infrastructure today and that of a hybrid or cloud solution going forward. I look forward to have you onboard in this exciting journey to learn about co-administration in Skype for Business at Pluralsight.

Understanding Operations & Support
This is Core Administration - Skype for Business Server. My name is Desmond Lee, and welcome to this instructional video on the topic of Understanding Operations & Support. You have successfully installed, configured, and rolled out a Skype for Business Server infrastructure for internal and remote users in the organization. That does not mean that your job ends there. On the contrary. In this module, you will learn about a number of networking, troubleshooting, management, and reporting tools, which you can deploy to help keep operating in a smooth and efficient manner. Apart from familiar network performance and security-related tools, Skype for Business Server ships with a number of commonly used monitoring reports from System Usage to Call Diagnostic right in the box. Available as an optional download, you can install the Call Quality Dashboard, which enables you to view trends and diagnose issues effecting audio call quality in the system. Statistics Manager is another free Microsoft tool that you can roll out to monitor health and performance data in real-time. This is based on preconfigured key health indicator thresholds, which is user customizable. Introduced in Lync Server 2013, the Centralized Logging Service permits an administrator to gather and analyze log information from a single location. This does not require the set up and configuration of each individual server nodes involved in the communications path beforehand. Without further ado, let us get going right away to learn more about these tools and how they can be deployed in practice.