Brettjo :: Office 365 and Everything UC

Latest news and views of Office 365 and anything Lync and Exchange related.

February, 2009

  • Click to Call using Communicator

    Just come across the following tool: http://www.codeplex.com/outlookclicktocall very useful :) “ Project Description This is an Internet Explorer add-on that allows for clickable links for Office Communicator contact names from websites to initiate a...
  • OCS R2 Evaluation Downloads

    If you want to download and evaluate OCS R2 then here are the links..! Let’s play :) OCS 2007 R2 Eval http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=67a3de72-7dbd-4e0b-92a5-29d0b46009a7 OC 2007 R2 Eval http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...
  • MMMUG UC Event in March 09

    As in previous years UK User Groups are coming together to put on a two day event on March 11 th and 12 th . The SharePoint User Group and the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group will be hosting a unique event at the Unified Communications Expo...
  • OCS 2007 R2 Resource Kit

    Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit Tools provides a set of deployment and technical reference information for Microsoft Office Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Grab them from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID...
  • How Remote Call Control Powers OCS 2007 R2

    An interesting article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd440963.aspx
  • My first OCS R2 Conference Call

    As well as being the OCS R2 Launch later today, I participated in my first on-premise OCS R2 conference call – as well as the call being “free” (not using a billable conferencing bridge) the sound quality and general experience was simply awesome. Here...
  • Small Businesses in the UK and OCS 2007 R2

    Robert Epstein was interviewed in this three minute video on CNBC – An interesting discussion and you can access it here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1023944618&play=1
  • HD Video with Tandberg and OCS 2007 R2

    TANDBERG PrecisionHD ™ USB Camera is optimized for 720p high definition with 30 frames per second enabling HD video over Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 http://www.tandberg.com/press_room/viewPressRelease.do?id=533
  • Microsoft Online and GSK

    Interesting read this: http://www.gsk.com/mission-strategy/simplify-model-plans.htm “There are many different programmes and initiatives across GSK including a comprehensive programme to simplify and reduce costs in IT. Through an innovative partnership...
  • OCS 2007 R2 Planning Tool Released

    … and can be downloaded from here: https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fdf32585-c131-4832-8e27-67e70636c1e8&DisplayLang=en
  • OCS Masters

    I promised Adrian (who runs the OCS Masters program in Redmond) that I would post this in my blog to draw your attention to the following program – please take a look here: http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2008/12/29/341.aspx
  • Thinking DAS storage for Exchange 2007..? I am.

    I cannot speak highly enough of DAS if you want to reduce cost and give your users larger mailboxes. For high availability replication you can use Exchange native replication technologies that ship with Exchange; CCR (Clustered Continuous Replication...
  • OCS R2 Custom Presence

    Mr Dalton figured it out yesterday: http://blogs.technet.com/ewan/archive/2009/02/06/custom-presence-states-in-ocs-revisited-again.aspx
  • OCS 2007 enables Microsoft to save $212M annually

    It has been a long time coming, but the new Microsoft IT Cost Savings whitepaper has been released, outlining the savings we have made internally since deploying OCS 2007 (inc R2) “Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) used a business value...
  • Google and EAS

    Been and interesting day for me and Google – sat at breakfast this morning before the E14 Airlift and read this article on how much personal data Google keeps and uses when using the G1 -- then Microsoft announces Google are the next company to license...
  • OCS R2 Documentation Released

    And you can download them all from here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd250572(office.13).aspx
  • Did you beat the Snow..?

    I received the following mail this morning and thought I would share - “The last few days have been very interesting in the UK. The heaviest snowfall in 18 years has lead to transportation shutting down, schools closing and business negatively impacted...
  • Download all the OCS R2 Bits

    “Office Communications Server 2007 R2 delivers streamlined communications for your users so they can find and communicate with the right person, right now, from the applications they use most (like Office Outlook).  You are able to deliver a variety...
  • Live Meeting Recording Tool

    The following tool has been released to convert Live Meeting recordings (service or server) to WMV http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101215971033.aspx
  • Microsoft UC Voice Partner Training in the UK

    For those partners that are interested in Microsoft Unified Communication Training then the following course is for you: Course Title Duration Availability 44CO102 - Microsoft Unified Communications Voice Ignite UC Voice Ignite is a 5-day advanced technical...
  • Live@Edu renamed to Outlook Live

    The Microsoft Press Pass can be read here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/feb09/02-1220MLiveEduPR.mspx