Lync 2010 learning resources

To prepare for Lync exams 70-664 and 70-665 use the following materials. Bold links are strongly recommended to view! Don’t forget about Second Shot (until 31 May, 2013) which gives you free retake exam.

TechNet:

Lync reference topologies

Unofficial Prep guide for TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuring (70-664)

Unofficial Prep guide for PRO: 70-665 Part 1 of 2

Unofficial Prep guide for PRO: 70-665 Part 2 of 2

Official Lync downloads:

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster 

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide & Windows PowerShell Supplement

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Guide

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Planning Tool

Microsoft Lync Capacity Calculator

Lync Bandwith Calculator

Books:

Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Great book! Helped me a lot to understand Lync architecture and how it works inside. Includes Lync Mobility Services , Exchange and third-party intergrations.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Unleashed

This book doesn’t include Lync Mobility Services. Other subjects (lync enterprise voice and orher) are good covered.

Videos:

Channel 9 – Lync Sessions

Virtual Labs:

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 – Hands-on Labs

How to set up invisible status in Lync?

Lync presence statuses provides an opportunity to say someones “what are you doing at the moment?” or something like this. Available,Busy,Away and Do Not Disturb are in the “box” version Lync Client.  Using Lync Server Management Shell (LSMS) you can add an exclusive status – Appear Offline. It’s a great! I’m serious. I prefer “Appear Offline” than “Do not Disturb”.

1. Open Lync Server Management Shell and type

Get-CsClientPolicy
Get-CsClientPolicy Lync

    This cmdlet shows you all client policies in your lync environment.

2. Note “EnableAppearOffline“. By default, it’s disabled

EnableAppearOffline Lync 2010

3. To enable invisible status we have to add new or set up existing client policy. I recommend to create a new policy and test user for testing before you apply this policy to real users. For example , let’s create the new policy “OfflineOn”

    New-CsClientPolicy -Identity Tag:OfflineOn -EnableAppearOffline $True -Description ” “New Client Policy in Lync

4. Grant created policy to user

             Get-CsUser -Identity name | Grant-CsClientPolicy -PolicyName OfflineOn

5. Checking the result previous cmdlet. As you can see , user “rlevchenko” has a newly created client policy ‘OfflineOn’

         Get-CsUser -Identity name

check_offline_ps

6. Restart your Lync client and enjoy!

offline