Productivity in the Cloud

It's a series of tubes

April, 2008

  • Messenger for Mac 7 - available now

    We have just launched Messenger for Mac 7, which allows Mac users to connect to Office Communications Server 2007 (or Live Messenger). Built for corporate Mac users on Office Communications Server 2007, Messenger for Mac 7 gives co-workers new ways to...
  • Tech.Ed 2008: T-Minus 4 (and a bit) Months

    It has already been 4 months since I first posted about Tech.Ed Australia/NZ 2008, and there are now just over 4 months left until the event officially kicks off in Sydney and Auckland. (EDIT: dates corrected :)) As previously mentioned, I’m the track...
  • Creating OCS Access Edge DNS SRV records in BIND

    The OCS deployment guides have step-by-step instructions on creating the necessary DNS SRV records in Windows DNS Server , but what if you're using BIND as your external Internet-facing DNS server? First you'll need an A record for the external IP...
  • Advantages of DAS over SAN storage in Exchange 2007

    You may have heard me talk about this at TechEd, and some of my customers will recall long discussions with me about the merits of using Direct Attached Storage rather than SANs in Exchange 2007. Storage Area Networks (SAN) have become increasingly...
  • Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set

    Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set enables you to simulate a SIP endpoint to test connectivity. VoIP Test Set for Office Communications Server 2007 supports emulation of a SIP endpoint to test connectivity. Emulation options...
  • Client network traffic in Exchange 2007

    We've had a whitepaper available for some time that allows you to work out the bandwidth and network requirements for clients running Outlook/Exchange 2003. Great news is that we now have updated guidance for Outlook/Exchange 2007 - it is available at...
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 - my favourite bits

    I've been playing with Windows Mobile 6.1 for the last few days, so thought I'd share some of my favourite features. Today screen - minus Exchange E-mail/calendar (see below) About Exchange Auto-discover Now there's no need to know your CAS server URL...
  • Communicator inside Outlook

    Outlook automatically includes presence indicators for all email recipients/senders/etc. But if you spend most of your day inside Outlook, this utility allows you to access the rest of your Communicator functionality without switching applications. Available...
  • OWA in Firefox

    Yes it can be done. Outlook Web Access Premium can't be rendered using the Firefox engine - when you try to login you'll notice that "Use Outlook Web Access Light" is ticked by default (see below)... Firefox without IE Tab There is an add-on for Firefox...