Posts Tagged ‘Lync’

Z-Hire Active Directory, Exchange, Lync User Creation Tool

Z-Hire automates the IT account creation process for Exchange mailbox, Active Directory, Lync accounts, Office 365 cloud and SalesForce cloud deployments. With just a click of the button, your Exchange mailbox, and Active directory user and Lync accounts will be created simultaneousy. This tool can also create and set custom settings for Office 365 accounts using templates. Z-Hire serves as the platform for new hire accounts by allowing auto-creation of major IT user accounts with the option for custom scripts. Z-hire will increase your new hire user account deployment time by 600%, without the need for complicated and expensive identity management solutions. This tool makes creating Active Directory users a breeze. Some of the features include:

– Environment Auto detection (AD/Exchange/Lync/Office 365/SalesForce)
– Copy existing Active Directory User to Z-Hire Template (new in version 4.8.1)
– Support for Active Directory user, Exchange Mailbox, Lync 2010, Office 365 user and SalesForce user accounts
– Template based deployment (allows consistency for all user accounts)
– Office 365 account creation with major attributes
– Active Directory user account creation with major attributes
– Active Directory group selection
– Active Directory user duplicate SamAccountName verification
– Lync 2010 account creation supporting all policies
– SalesForce user creation support all major attributes
– Faster performance (compared to previous version)
– Best of all, this AD User Creation Tool is free!

System Requirements
– Windows 7 X64 w/ .NET 3.5 (Domain Joined)
– Windows Server 2008 X64  w/ .NET 3.5 (Domain Joined)
– Windows Server 2008 R2 X64  w/ .NET 3.5 (Domain Joined)

Permission Requirements
– Ability to create Active Directory user
– Ability to create Exchange Mailbox
– Ability to create / enable Lync user

Supported Environments
– Active Directory (all versions)
– Exchange 2007 (all versions)
– Exchange 2010 (all versions)
– Lync 2010 (both Standard and Enterprise versions)
– Office 365 Cloud
– SalesForce CRM Cloud

Download Z-Hire tool on Microsoft Gallery

Deploying Lync Jump Start series with free virtual LAB!!

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 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. Use the following virtual labs to get first-hand experience with new features and capabilities. 

Step into the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Virtual Labs for Free

It’s simple: no complex setup or installation is required to try out Microsoft Lync Server 2010 running in the full-featured TechNet Virtual Lab. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks any time.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/gg720285

Features and Architecture of Microsoft Lync Server 2010

During this module, Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks provide a high-level overview of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and unified communications, including features, topologies and tools.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974643(MSDN.10)?query=1

Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele provide details on deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Focus is on Infrastructure Requirements, Load Balancing, OS Requirements, Certificates, Client Requirements, Device Requirements and the Design Process.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974644(MSDN.10)?query=1

Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele continue to provide details on deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Focus is on Deployment Models, Preparing Active Directory, The Topology Publishing Process, Deploying Front End Servers and Pools, Deploying Other Server Roles.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974645(MSDN.10)?query=1

Configuring Users and Rights for Microsoft Lync Server 2010

In this session, Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks provide discuss and demonstrate the capabilities for configuring users and rights in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. This module shows how we manage users, RBAC, Client Policies, Client Deployment, Client Configuration, other clients, and Lync Phone Edition Devices.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974646(MSDN.10)?query=1

External User Access Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele discuss external user access with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include External Users, External Edge Options, DNS Requirements, Firewall Requirements, and The Director.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974648(MSDN.10)?query=1

External User Access Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele continue illustrating external user access with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. During this session, they discuss a Best Practices, Edge Certificates, the Deployment Process, and Deploying an Edge Server.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974649(MSDN.10)?query=1

Configuring Basic Enterprise Voice Functionality Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss configuring basic Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. After answering the question, “What is Enterprise Voice?” they cover Features, Sites and Regions, Sizing options, WAN considerations, and PSTN Connectivity.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974650(MSDN.10)?query=1

Configuring Basic Enterprise Voice Functionality Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks continue configuring basic Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. During this session, they cover Mediation Server, Dial Plans, Gateway Options, Voice Policies, and Routes.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974651(MSDN.10)?query=1

Extending Enterprise Voice Functionality Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele discuss extending Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Call Park, Announcement Service, and Implementing Voice Features.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974709(MSDN.10)?query=1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1/Unified Messaging Integration Part 2

This is the first part of a two-part session where Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele discuss extending Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. After answering the question, “what is Exchange UM?”, topics include Benefits of Exchange UM, Exchange Dial Plans, and Integrating Lync and Exchange.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh974710(MSDN.10)?query=1

Implementing Response Groups in Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This is the first part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss implementing Response Groups with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. After answering the question, “What is the Response Group?” they cover New Features since OCS, Settings, Configuration options, Capabilities of each and finish with a discussion recap.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh975430(MSDN.10)?query=1

Real-world IVR Scenarios with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This is the second part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks continue configuring basic Enterprise Voice functionality with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. During this high-energy, demo-rich session, they recap the methods for selecting agents, such as Multi-function Sales Tree.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh975431(MSDN.10)?query=1

Conferencing with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This module features Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele explaining conferencing with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Topics include Conferencing and Lync, Conferencing Architecture, Deploying Conferencing, Dial-in Conferencing, Conferencing and PowerShell, and Conferencing Policies.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh975432(MSDN.10)?query=1

Monitoring Microsoft Lync Server 2010

During this module, Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss monitoring Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Main topics include Features and Components, Options, Implementing and Configuring, and a comprehensive demo.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh975433(MSDN.10)?query=1

Compliance and Archiving with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This module features Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele explaining the nuances of compliance and archiving with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Primary topics in include Archiving Features, Archiving Policies, Implementing Archiving, and Using Archiving Data.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh975434(MSDN.10)?query=1

High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Lync Server 2010

During this module, Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss high availability and disaster recovery for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Main topics include Defining HA, Components of HA, Voice Resiliency, BCP Backup and restore tools, Exporting BCP configuration to import later, and Failover scenarios such as Long term restoration of service during a failure.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh975435(MSDN.10)?query=1

Call Admission Control with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This is the first part of a two-part session where Aaron Steele and Brian Ricks discuss Call Admission Control with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. After answering the question, “What is Call Admission Control (CAC)?”, they cover CAC Policies, CAC Scenarios, and Implementing CAC.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh975436(MSDN.10)?query=1

Deploying & Configuring Enhanced 9-1-1 with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

This module features Brian Ricks and Aaron Steele explaining and demonstrating how to deploy and configure enhanced 911 services in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. They will cover the components in detail, then focus on configuring 911 services and going through scenarios

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Hh975437(MSDN.10)?query=1