Skype for Business Update


Duration: 5 days

This instructor-led training course takes IT Professionals through the new features of Skype for Business building on existing Lync Server skills. Hands-on exercises and theory will help you explore the product enhancements, teaching you the skills to successfully upgrade Lync Server 2010 or 2013 environments

• Attendance of or equivalent knowledge of Lync Server 2010 ( M 10533/4) or Lync Server 2013 (M20336/7)
• Describe the new capabilities of Skype for Business server and client
• Upgrade from Lync Server 2010 (or 2013) to Skype for Business Server 2015
• Move backend databases from SQL mirroring to SQL Always On
• Enable and manage users in on-prem, hybrid and cloud deployments
• Understand authentication modes for mobility and hybrid scenarios
• Understand the patching process for Skype for Business 2015 infrastructure enabling minimal downtime
• Understand the key adoption and health criteria for a successful rollout


• Attendance of or equivalent knowledge of Lync Server 2010 ( M10533/4) or Lync Server 2013 (M20336/7)

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: What’s new with the Skype for Business client
• Universal Communications
• Client walkthrough – features & look and feel
• Demo: Client User Interface
Lab: Lync/Skype client UI activation

Module 2: What’s new with the Skype for Business infrastructure
• Supported Hardware/OS
• Server roles
• Server Internals
• Directory Search
• Fabric
• Patching
• Extensibility (API/SDN)
• Demo: Edge Candidate negotiation

Module 3: Upgrade/Migrate to Skype for Business 2015
• Installation
• In-place upgrade
Lab: Upgrade Lync 2013 to Skype for Business
• SQL mirroring/Always on detail
Labs: Move from SQL mirroring to SQL AlwaysOn

Module 4: Hybrid configuration with Skype for Business 2015
• Deployment Options
• Hybrid Setup
• Problem Scenarios
• Broadcast meetings

Module 5: Client features with Skype for Business:
• Demo: Policy definition Client sign-in process
• Client Authentication
• Mobile-first/improvements
• Mobility Architecture
• Server Side Conversation History
• Auto-Accept
• Call via work

Module 6: Adoption and Health
• Deployment planning
• Sizing
• Planning
• Rate my call