What's Unified about it?

Andrew Sniderman on UC

What's Unified about it?

  • First Post

    It's all Unified! I'm talking about Unified Communications - the ability for email/voice/instant messaging and conferencing to all integrate seamlessly, glued together by presence and the desires of end users on how they want to communicate. It's very...
  • RDP + PSOM - NetMeeting = R2 appsharing

    Some history - LCS2005 let you do appsharing from communicator via the netmeeting client. Netmeeting used T.120 underneath as a data conferencing and appsharing protocol. Worked pretty well for a handful of people - didn't scale well past a dozen or so...
  • CS '14' - what's new in Video

    I do love me some video. At TechEd last week, the NDA came off CS '14', the successor to OCS that will ship later this year. Whats new for Video? VGA conferences. This is the biggie - in R2 we're limited to lower resolution CIF video for multiparty...
  • Lets talk about Video

    I just finished deliverying the video session for Masters so my head's full up on video. Here are some tidbits on how to get the most out of video in R2: R2 adds VGA (860x480) and HD 720p (1280x720) for P2P calls. We also upped the frame rate from...
  • R2 and Telephony

    OCS 2007 R2 shipped late last year, about a year after OCS 2007. OCS 2007 was the first version to incorporate significant telephony capabilities - placing and receiving calls from the PSTN and integrating with a companies existing PBX systems. R2...
  • Blogs I read

    or at least subscribe to and browse when I can. These lists show in the margin on the LHS of my blog. Tried to be thoughtful about this and grouped them into official Microsoft blogs with product team behind them, Microsoft bloggers that could be folks...
  • R2 Voice Applications

    I mentioned I'd do some explaining how the new R2 features work in a prior post. When you install an R2 SE server or EE pool FE you get the choice of installing a number of new capabilities, specifically: Conferencing Attendant (RTCCAA) ...
  • Update on OCS Global Settings for R2

    Haven't been completely slacking - here's a post from me that hit the Communications Server team blog last week http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/04/13/409.aspx If you've done a move from system container to config partition with...
  • R2 and AD Dependencies

    Few things I've seen come up here recently with R2, so heads up: Forest and Domain functional level - must be at least Windows Server 2003. This differs from OCS which required Windows Server 2000. 32bit DCs - R2 binaries are x64 only so consider...
  • of Federation and SANs

    I was working with a customer to get them federated with Microsoft and the question came up - would they need Subject Alternate Name or SAN entries on their external cert? You need to understand the three types of Federation you can setup with OCS...
  • R2 CWA

    Some good stuff in the new version of CWA. For a feature look, check http://communicatorteam.com/archive/2009/04/27/694.aspx For a tech look, check this post I wrote http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/04/28/473.aspx One thing...
  • New Stuff

    New bits have been trickling out since we shipped R2. Three notable ones: SCOM Management Pack - this is a combo that includes what was the QoE monitoring MP which is a must for any serious deployment with Voice/Video so you can proactively monitor...