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Office Communicator Beta 3 and the "Catalina" Device

Office Communicator Beta 3 and the "Catalina" Device

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I got an email from our IT department informing me that Im on the Office Communications Server Unified Communications telephony platform (try saying that 5 times in a row).  I picked up my device and noticed two things, no RJ11 and no keypad!  After plugging it in via USB and installing Office Communicator Beta 3 I was ready to make calls.  To make a call all I have to do and enter the number into communicator.  I can also right click a contact and call them from within Communicator. The device has speakerphone functionality and the ability to plug in a headset.  I was on a conference call in the morning to Redmond and the call quality was really good.  Would I go back to my landline?  nope.

The "Catalina" device with the Channel 9 guy and Master Chief.

Close up, have no idea why the light is red?

  • The red light is your Office Communicator presence ;)  If you are online in Communicator, the phone presence indicator will be green, if you're not it will be yellow or red.


  • At the Microsoft Australia company meeting earlier this week I demonstrated the RoundTable camera to

  • that looks amazing, you must be really happy with your new phone

  • This is huge - in case you haven't heard the news yet - Office Communications Server 2007 has been Released


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