Productivity in the Cloud

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Productivity in the Cloud

  • HP and Microsoft Expand Alliance in Unified Communications and Collaboration

    At Interop Las Vegas 2009 , HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a four-year strategic global initiative to deliver an end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution. As part of their Frontline Partnership , the two companies expect to...
  • OCS 2007 R2 Virtualisation Support

    We are pleased to announce official support for server virtualisation for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. We are introducing support for both a fully distributed virtualised topology across several hypervisors and for a single server virtualised...
  • Microsoft Unified Communications 2007 R2 Adoption and Training Kit

    The Microsoft Unified Communications 2007 R2 Adoption and Training Kit provides resources and guidance for IT Professionals, Helpdesk and Support Professionals, and Trainers to support end-users who use Microsoft Unified Communications Technologies. Content...
  • Tech.Ed Australia and New Zealand Call for Content Now Open

    Coatsey has announced the Call For Content for TechEd 2009 . If you’re interested in presenting at TechEd please read his post for details.  I am track owner for Unified Comms (assisted by Paul Dolley in NZ), so will be reviewing and accepting content...
  • Unified Communications How-To

    The Microsoft Unified Communications “How-To” training tool is a Silverlight 2 application that provides step-by-step instructions for common UC tasks. You can customize the How-To application to your company’s needs based on the UC features you’ve installed...
  • Download Communicator Mobile Clients Directly To Your Cell Phone

    If you are running OCS 2007 R2 you can now download Communicator Mobile clients (for Windows Mobile and Java enabled devices) directly from you cell phone.  Simply go to www.getcomo.com and select the right version of the client.
  • Searching for Qualified Devices Just Got Easier

    A new Technet page featuring all the products Optimised for Microsoft Office Communicator has just launched. The new page enables search by type of device (e.g. headset, webcam, handset) as well as by partner. View the new page and keep abreast of current...
  • RTM’d today: Programming for Unified Communications

    Unified Communications is about much more than what you get out-of-the-box – it is a platform that you can use to build, extend and enhance your own applications & business processes. Looking at UC as a platform is about more than cost-savings, it...
  • Exchange 2010 & Polycom @ Sydney UC

    & Just a reminder that the April Sydney UC meeting is on Monday evening (the 27th) at Polycom in North Sydney. Topics for this month are Exchange 2010 (technical overview & demo of the beta) and Polycom UC (including HD & Telepresence integration...
  • Cisco UC v4/5/6 supported for Direct-SIP with OCS R2

    The UC Open Interoperability Program has been updated and Cisco Unified Communications Manager (aka Call Manager) versions 4, 5 & 6 are now supported for Direct-SIP connectivity with OCS R2. This means that back-end integration can be configured between...
  • Integrating Telephony with OCS R2

    Updated for OCS 2007 R2, this white paper covers everything you want to know about Voice Interoperability with OCS.  Topics include Media Gateways, IP-PBXs, SIP Trunking, PBX integration Scenarios, Standards Compliance, Integration Features and Migration...
  • Exchange 2010 beta

    This is big – we’ve just announced Exchange 2010 (formerly known as E14), and released the beta. If you want to get your hands on Exchange 2010 Beta, visit the Microsoft Download Center and download the bits today. If you want to learn more about the...
  • Configuring Cisco CallManager 4.2.1 for Direct-SIP with OCS

    There is a great post over at the OCS Team Blog outlining the steps required to configure a Direct SIP connection between OCS and Cisco CallManager 4.2.1. It covers the configuration steps required for both OCS and CCM – check it out at http://communicationsserverteam...
  • NBN + UC = :D

    The recent National Broadband Network (NBN) announcement in Australia is the best piece of news I have heard in some time. Fibre To The Home (FTTH) with speeds of 100Mbps is going to dramatically change how Australians work, play and socialise online...
  • Sydney UC April meeting: Polycom

    Polycom will be showcasing their end-to-end solution set integrated with Microsoft OCS 2007 R2.  From the CX range of phones, the CX 5000 Unified Conferencing device through to high-definition room based video endpoints and immersive Telepresence...
  • RoundTable to become Polycom CX5000 Unified Conference Station

    PLEASANTON, Calif., REDMOND, Wash., and VoiceCon Orlando 2009, Booth No. 309 ― March 30, 2009 ― Polycom, Inc. [Nasdaq: PLCM], and Microsoft Corp. [Nasdaq: MSFT] today announced that the two companies are deepening their strategic relationship to deliver...
  • Office Communications Server 2007 R2 VHD

    This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 for 60 days. Start evaluating Office Communications Server today. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 delivers streamlined...
  • Undo Send

    Interesting to see Google have introduced an “ Undo Send ” feature in Gmail. Personally I think this is a great feature – and in fact I have a similar setup in Outlook/Exchange 2007 via an Outlook rule. This means that all emails sit in my Outbox for...
  • Forefront Security for Office Communications Server Now Available

    Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS) provides fast and effective protection against IM-based malware by including multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners and can help to reduce corporate liability...
  • Dialogic Media Gateway upgrades for OCS R2

    The following Dialogic Media Gateway Series have been qualified for use with Office Communications Server R2 through the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program : Dialogic ® 1000 Media Gateway Series (DMG1000 Series) Dialogic ®...
  • Tandberg & Jabra on Wednesday evening.. all welcome

    Just a reminder that Tandberg & Jabra will be demo-ing their latest UC offerings at Sydney UC on Wednesday evening.  There will also be a special giveaway from Jabra… a Dial 520 USB handset . Everybody is welcome to attend.  More information...
  • TechEd 2009… it’s coming!

    Wow time flies! This morning I opened Outlook to see an email from Coatsey asking if I’d like to be track owner for Unified Communications again this year at TechEd in Australia & New Zealand.  Of course I’m a sucker for punishment, so I gleefully...
  • Sydney UC Facebook group

    There is now a Facebook group for the Sydney UC Community … check it out at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56027725185 and feel free to register for the next meeting (next Wednesday at Microsoft) or post questions/photos/etc.
  • 100,000 staffers to use online Exchange, SharePoint, OCS

    From ComputerWorld…. Microsoft Corp. officially launched its Business Productivity Online Suite outside of the U.S. today, headlined by a deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC as its first major customer for the hosted communications software suite. ...
  • Tandberg & Jabra at next Sydney UC Community meeting

    Tandberg & Jabra will be presenting at the next Sydney UC Community meeting, at Microsoft North Ryde on March 18th. Come along and see the latest in high-end Video Conferencing gear, fully integrated with OCS & communicator; as well as Jabra’s...