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Implementing and Maintaining Instant Messaging Using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
(Microsoft Training Course: 5177) - 1 day - £600 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course teaches students the instant messaging functionalities that are available in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. It is intended for current real-time communications IT Professional and infrastructure specialists who want to learn how to implement Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
> Course outline
  1. Implementing and Deploying an Instant Messaging Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
  2. Using Instant Messaging and Presence Information
  3. Implementing and Deploying an Instant Messaging Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition


Module 1: Implementing and Deploying an Instant Messaging Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
  • This module describes how to deploy an Instant Messaging solution with Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition.
  • Overview of an IM Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
  • File Transfers in an IM Solution
  • Implementing IM by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
  • User Authentication
  • Presence Information
  • Planning Considerations When Implementing a Server Running Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
  • Administration for the Address Book Service
  • The Role of Active Directory in IM
  • The Role of Exchange Server 2007 in IM
  • Designing and Configuring Active Directory and Network Infrastructure for Office Communications Server 2007
  • Network Infrastructure Considerations
  • DNS Configuration Process for Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition
  • Designing a Secure IM Solution
  • Group Policy Settings for an IM Solution
  • Encryption Settings for an IM Solution
  • Firewall Policies for an IM Solution
  • Lab: Implementing and Deploying an IM Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 2: Using Instant Messaging and Presence Information
  • This module introduces the client applications and describes how to add new contacts, send instant messages, or find contact information.
  • Introduction to the Office Communicator Client Applications
  • Office Communicator 2007
  • Office Communicator Web Access 2007
  • Office Communicator Mobile 2007
  • Contact Information
  • Configuring Presence Information and Levels
  • Lab: Using IM and Presence Information
Skills
  • Identify the features of various Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 client applications.
  • Send an instant message to a new contact.
  • Configure presence information and levels.
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Module 3: Implementing and Deploying an Instant Messaging Solution by Using Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
  • This module introduces students to the steps in implementing an Instant Messaging solution by using Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition.
  • Overview of an IM Solution for Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
  • Configuration Options for Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
  • Remote User Access
  • PIC
  • Implementing Enterprise 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
  • Configuring Application Servers Used in an IM Solution for Enterprise Edition
  • Roles of Active Directory Domain Controllers
  • Microsoft Certificate Services
  • HTTP Server and Reverse Proxy Server
  • Consolidating IM Clients
  • Public IM Clients
  • Establishing Federation Between Enterprises
  • Access Edge Servers in Federation
  • Certificates in Federation
  • DNS Resolution in Federation
  • Lab: Implementing an Enterprise IM Solution in Tailspin Toys
  • Lab: Implementing an Enterprise IM Solution in Wingtip Toys
Skills
  • 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.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Familiarity with Active Directory.
  • Familiarity with Exchange Server Messaging.
  • Familiarity with SharePoint.
  • Fundamental knowledge of using Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2003.
  • Fundamental Windows Server 2003 knowledge and experience.
  • Fundamental Networking knowledge and experience.
> Purpose
After completing the 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.