I we managed to score some sweet deals from some of my partners (Microsoft, Plantronics, Interoute, Ingate, Dialogic) for my lab @ http://labcenter.se/Lab/2055 and my office is starting to look like a Best Buy or something with all the gadgets and stuff i got for the lab now.
There is Bluetooth headsets, wired ones, phones, speaker phones, CX5000 (roundtables), HD webcams, sip gateways and some other surprises.
So if you are in to Unified Communications and want to learn some more of the whole ecosystem around Microsoft’s UC offering i really recommend you to sign up.
In three intensive days together with me, we will go through the various components of Microsoft’s Unified Communications offering.
Office Communications Server with Exchange is the foundation of Microsoft’s unified communications offering and in this lab we will review and build OCS 2007 R2 from scratch, with all its various roles, including Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging.
The Lab contain many practical exercises and goes through the basic functions such as IM, online meetings in Live Meeting, Federation and Desktop Sharing. After that we will deepen ourselves in Enterprise Voice, SIP trunks, SIP gateways and the Exchange UM role.
We will also look at OCS in the cloud and compare the differences between having one yourself or buy it as a service from for example Microsoft Online Services.