Sunday, November 03, 2013

Learning More About Lync

Lync 2013 is a rich but complex product. It’s wealth of features encompass many roles and include many services and servers. Unless you have the luxury of a couple of weeks in a classroom (taking for example the Microsoft official courses), learning it all can be tough. If you are a busy IT Pro with a bucket load of fires to put out every day, then tough becomes an understatement.

Fortunately, Microsoft has provided some great training material over on MSDN’s Channel 9 subsite: This site has a number of videos that cover all manner of Lync features. Some of these talks cover topics that, while important in production as perhaps not as well covered in the MOC material as some might need. For example, the Identifying Critical Support Dependencies for Lync Server video provides a good look at “the often overlooked dependencies that underpin a Lync Server solution”.

The videos differ widely in length with some being just half an hour, while others are nearly 2 hours long. That being said, the videos can be viewed on line or downloaded in a variety of formats which include MP3 (Audio only), MP4 (for iPod,iPad and PC), and WMV. The MP4 and WMV formats come in different resolution which is useful!

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