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March, 2007

  • See me at the Security and Management Seminars

    This year I'll be presenting at the Security and Management Seminars once again. The more complex networks become, the harder they get to protect and manage. At this event you’ll learn how to resolve common security and systems management problems with...
  • Exchange 2007 and AD

    This post focuses on two aspects of Active Directory (AD) design for Exchange 2007: The recommended ratio of Exchange 2007 servers to Active Directory global catalog (GC) servers When to use dedicated Active Directory sites for your Exchange 2007 servers...
  • UC and me

    You may remember that back in November I posted an article about a UC/RTC role going at Microsoft in Sydney. Well funnily enough - I ended up taking the role myself (told you it was a good one!). So anyway, we are now looking for an Exchange specialist...
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Public Beta - download now!

    Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, the next evolution of Live Communications Server, delivers streamlined communications for your users so they can find and communicate with the right person, right now, from the applications they use most –...
  • Multiple Points of Presence (MPOP)

    A great post on MPOP in OCS is available at the UC Team blog... Lets examine some terminology that will be useful to us to understand MPOP. The user that publishes presence information is a presentity , whereas the users that consume this presence information...
  • Exchange 2007 storage - updates

    The Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator has been updated - http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/15/432207.aspx We have also updated the Configuring, validating and monitoring your Exchange 2007 storage article - http...
  • Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 Interoperability Specifications

    We've released some really good information on how OCS 2007 interoperates with traditional PBXes and the PSTN. Background information at http://blogs.technet.com/uc/archive/2007/03/07/office-communications-server-2007-office-communicator-2007-interoperability...
  • Microsoft Set to Deliver Enhanced VoIP Solutions

    In case you missed the news last week..... ORLANDO, Fla. — March 7, 2007 — In a keynote address at VoiceCon Spring 2007, Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft Corp.’s Business Division, today predicted that in just three years, the average voice over...
  • Speech codec in OCS 2007

    One of the huge improvements we're making in Office Communications Server 2007 is in the area of speech quality and Quality of Experience in VoIP phonecalls. We have a document available for download with an overview of our RTAudio advanced VoIP codec...
  • Exchange 2007 limericks

    http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/03/08/436871.aspx There once was a gal with FiveFive Her mail system was barely alive She sat at her desk And thought “oh what a mess” I need to upgrade to survive So she upgraded to E2003 And she experienced some...
  • More Exchange 2007 podcasts

    TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 14 of 24): Maintaining Antivirus (Level 200) Thursday, 8 March 2007, 4:13:30 AM | Microsoft TechNet Team <webcasts@microsoft.com> We continue looking at security in Microsoft Exchange...
  • Office Communications Server 2007 - public beta

    Imagine the complexities of modern communications condensed into a seamless experience with one address book, one voice mail, and one login across every mode of communication. That's what Microsoft is doing. We're combining e-mail, IM, voice, and video...
  • New laptop

    I recently took delivery of a new HP Compaq nc8430 laptop, and I think I am in love!