Productivity in the Cloud

It's a series of tubes

March, 2008

  • Information on A/V Edge Ports and Public IP Addresses

    I often get asked why the OCS AV Edge server requires a public IP address. The best explanation I've seen was recently posted by Alan Shen over at the OCS Team Blog . The A/V edge server enables users to participate in audio and video connections from...
  • Exchange DST questions

    Alan's Tip O' The Day (not updated daily). Alan Cardenas is an Exchange engineer from the Sydney GTSC, and has provided the following FAQ for the Australian Daylight Savings changes in Exchange. For information on Windows Mobile updates - see Rog42's...
  • Windows Mobility Smackdown at TechReady 6

    Every 6 months, Microsoft holds an internal-only conference called TechReady for our technical team in the field. It's an amazing convergence of people from all over the world coming together to learn about our technologies directly from the product teams...
  • VoiceCon update

    We have made some huge announcements at VoiceCon over the last few days... Microsoft and Aspect Form Global Strategic Alliance - Microsoft makes equity investment in Aspect to bring Microsoft’s unified communications and voice platform to contact centers...
  • Roundtable stars in CSI:NY

    From Stuff-O-Rama ... Two RoundTables were in CSI: New York recently, but as pointed out in the original blog post " maybe someone should tell the CSI chaps they only need to have one in the room " :) Share this post : IM me! Technorati Tags: roundtable
  • Mobility Webcasts for April 2008

    TechNet Webcast: Windows Mobile Series: Providing Mobile Access to Corporate Data and Applications (Level 200) Friday, April 04, 2008 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time Vik Thairani, Senior Mobility Consultant, Microsoft Corporation http://msevents.microsoft...
  • OCS Webcasts for April 2008

    Those who attended the recent Voice Ignite training in Sydney will remember Byron Spurlock. Well Byron is presenting a bunch of webcasts over the coming weeks.... TechNet Webcast: Compliance and Archiving in Communications Server 2007 (Level 200) Friday...
  • Interact 2008 update

    Microsoft Corporate VP for the UC Group Gurdeep Singh Pall has posted more information over at the Communications Server blog about Interact 08 , a Unified Communications conference taking place in San Diego in early April. Register soon and there...
  • How MSIT Deployed Office Communications Server 2007

    MSIT deployment of Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 and Office Phone Experience Devices. By using a phased approach and an isolated pre-production environment, Microsoft IT successfully deployed Office Communications Server...
  • Windows Mobile technical library - now at TechNet

    Finally, Windows Mobile has been added to the TechNet technical library. In-depth technical information on Deployment, Operations and Security for Windows Mobile 5 and 6. Check it out, and bookmark it - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library...
  • Disclaimer

    Any resemblance between the views on this blog and those of my employer, my university, my terminal, or the view out my window are purely coincidental. Any resemblance between the views on this blog and my own views is non-deterministic. The question...
  • Work from Byron Bay for a week

    From Rog42's blog ... i-mate’s Ultimate experience – call for applicants i-mate Australia is running an online experience to help launch their new Ultimate range and provide a comprehensive view of the features and capabilities of these new products....
  • Help designing and planning your OCS deployment

    I've just designed a high-level OCS architecture for a large organisation, including IM/presence, conferencing, Enterprise Voice, external access (inc. conferencing/voice), federation and PIC. I have also discovered and included all of the relevant documentation...
  • Differentiating between Stages of Enhanced Presence

    Over at the the Office Communicator Team Blog there is a great article that explains the different stages of Enhanced Presence. This is very useful information - many customers I have worked with have questions about determining what the client migration...
  • Exchange Activesync on the iPhone

    Personally I have mixed feelings about the iPhone - it is an awesome device to play with, but in my opinion it has seriously lacked in a few key areas: the touch keyboard sucks for writing long emails, there was no Exchange support, it doesn't play Windows...
  • Hard Rock Memorabilia

    It's a nice experience when a piece of technology literally takes your breath away. It's been a while since that happened to me ( RoundTable and Surface both did it), but check out the Hard Rock Memorabilia site using Silverlight that was launched during...
  • Back from Vietnam

    I'm officially back in the office after a couple of weeks holidaying in Vietnam. Completely off the grid - no phone, no Internet, no computer, no news, no anything. Very relaxing, and much needed. On a technology note however, I did pick up a new camera...