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Lync Server 2010 Training Course Published on MSDN

Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 provide the communication platform for developers to rapidly build solutions that integrate and extend communications into their business processes based on familiar tools and skills.

The Unified Communications “14” Training Course and the Unified Communications “14” Developer Training Kit provide deep technical training on all aspects of the Lync Server 2010, Lync 2010 and Exchange Server 2010 SDKs to give developers the skills they need to be productive developing communications driven business processes.

Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010 DevelopmentIn this session, you’ll learn about the new platform capabilities shipping in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

Integrating Microsoft Lync 2010 Features with the Lync ControlsIn this session, you learn how to integrate Microsoft Lync 2010 features into your WPF and Silverlight clients much in the same way that Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 do, including presence, contact lists and click-to-communicate features.

Building Contextual Conversation Applications with the Microsoft Lync 2010 Managed APIIn this session, you’ll learn how to extend Microsoft Lync 2010 communications to include data and features from your client applications much in the same way that Outlook 2010 does with the “IM” and “Call” features within an email.

Building Communications Clients with the Lync 2010 Managed APIIn this session, you’ll learn how to programmatically control Microsoft Lync 2010 from within your applications using an easy to discover, easy to use managed API.

Getting Started with Exchange Web Services Managed API 1.0In this session, you’ll learn how to integrate Exchange 2010 mailbox data such as mail, calendar and task items as well as Exchange 2010 services such as the free-busy service into your applications using an easy to discover and easy to use managed API.

Getting Started with Unified Communications Managed API 3.0In this session, you’ll get started with the basics of UCMA 3.0 SDK development such as application provisioning, call control, and call transfer.

Building Communications Workflows with UCMA 3.0 Workflow SDKIn this session, you’ll learn how to use the UCMA 3.0 Workflow SDK to build communications-enabled workflow solutions such as personal virtual assistants.

Building Advanced Communications Solutions with UCMA 3.0In this session, you’ll learn about some of the new capabilities of the UCMA 3.0 SDK, such as back-to-back, conference services, and application endpoint draining.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010: Architecture and DeploymentIn this session, you’ll learn about some of the considerations for building and deploying production applications for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010.

Courtesy: Microsoft Team

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What’s new with Microsoft Lync Server 2010?

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 now delivers complete presence, instant messaging, conferencing and enterprise voice capabilities through a single, easy-to-use interface that is consistent across PC, browser, and mobile device. Administrators benefit from a single, consistent management infrastructure, new capabilities to increase availability, and interoperability with existing systems.

Unified Experience

  • Get easy access to presence, instant messaging, voice, and audio, video, and Web conferencing—all from the new Microsoft Lync 2010.
  • Use one set of contacts across Microsoft Lync 2010 and Office applications.
  • Communicate with context from within the applications you use most, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Deliver access to presence, instant messaging, and other capabilities for workers on the go via PCs, browsers, and mobile phones.

Connect and Collaborate

  • Find the right people, make connections, and communicate more effectively with new rich presence features including pictures and location.
  • Leverage internal expertise more effectively with Microsoft SharePoint-based Skill Search.

Simple, Essential, Reliable Conferencing

  • Collaborate more effectively with built-in desktop and application sharing, PowerPoint upload, and rich white boarding, including the ability to copy and paste images and other content.
  • Schedule and join meetings with a single click in Microsoft Outlook or the meeting reminder.
  • Place attendees in a virtual lobby for greater security and control over who can attend.

Complete Enterprise Voice Features

  • Delight your users with the features they need, a wide range of IP and USB devices, and the ability to work in the office, at home, or on the road.
  • Architect your deployment for high availability using data center resiliency and survivable branch appliances.
  • Manage bandwidth utilization and increase Quality of Experience with Call Admission Control, QoS markings, and an adaptive media stack that works well even on unmanaged networks like the Internet.
  • Meet North American regulatory requirements with flexible Enhanced 9-1-1 capability.

Powerful Deployment and Management Tools

  • Work with a PowerShell-based foundation for administration consistent with Exchange Server, Active Directory, and other Microsoft server products.
  • Get consolidated management tasks in one location with dramatically improved navigation through the new Silverlight-based, scenario -driven unified graphical management tool.
  • Improve security and administrative productivity with Role-based Access Control (RBAC) with built-in and customer-defined roles.
  • Get support for server virtualization of most OCS roles.

Extensibility

  • Easily embed Microsoft Lync UI elements in your applications, build your own client experience in .NET with open and documented APIs, and enhance contextual collaboration by launching applications right from Microsoft Lync.
  • Get platform support for sophisticated contact center and help desk scenarios, enable access to all UC-enabled services from any phone, and deliver state-of-the-art speech technology in 26 languages.
  • Significantly simplify deployment, operations, and interoperability with added features that improve provisioning, load-balancing, fail-over, and draining.

Benefits of Lync 2010

Check out http://www.microsoft.com/lync to watch live demos of the final product, Examples from more than 100 new Lync certified devices and hear from customers who have deployed early releases of Lync 2010.

Information Courtesy: Microsoft Evangelism Team

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