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  • Blog Post: OCS VoIP in a disaster zone

    Massive storms in Brisbane recently left many people homeless, and in fact it was declared a disaster zone .         One of the people who had their home destroyed in this storm was my mate Bill Lockett from Dimension Data.  Our best wishes and thoughts are with him and...
  • Blog Post: The Office

    This is why mobile Unified Communications & collaboration can help your business have happier, more productive employees; and retain them longer. Doing my Mid-Year Career Discussion preparation this morning – in peace & quiet, and without the interruptions, conversations, and “let’s-get-a-coffee...
  • Blog Post: Communicator Mobile 2007 R2

    At the Office Communicator Team blog we’ve just released information on the soon-to-be-released Communicator Mobile (aka CoMo) R2 client. Those who have used CoMo 2007 will be happy to know that we have made huge improvements in data consumption and battery life with R2 – In fact I now have the client...
  • Blog Post: 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. On the 31st March five people will be sent to a beautiful...
  • Blog Post: 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 - all you need is your email address/password, and...
  • Blog Post: Office Communicator Mobile 2007 for WM5/6 - now available!

    Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is a Unified Communications client for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. Communicator Mobile runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 or 6.0 software for Pocket PC and smartphone devices. Here are some screenshots from my phone. A presence indicator is installed...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Activesync protocols now open

    A further sign of Microsoft’s commitment towards being more open is that the protocols for Exchange Activesync (EAS) have now been published to the public (previously they were only available to licensees). EAS is already built into pretty much every major smartphone/PDA out there – but now that it is...
  • Blog Post: Jabra Dial 520

    Jabra have recently announced a few new products for Office Communicator – the M5390 headset and the Dial 520 OC handset . I’ve managed to get my hands on the Dial 520 handset, and am happy to say that it is now my preferred device for softphone calling when in my “mobile office” (i.e. anywhere I’m working...
  • Blog Post: 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 as well as to give feedback about what customers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6

    Unless you've been hiding in a cave for the last few days, you've no doubt heard about Windows Mobile 6 . I've been running WM6 for about a year now and am absolutely in love with it. This great new release includes support for advanced Exchange 2007 features like mailbox Search, Out-of-office, HTML...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Nokia Form Global Alliance to Design, Develop and Market Mobile Productivity Solutions

    This is huge… Microsoft and Nokia will begin collaborating immediately on the design, development and marketing of productivity solutions for the mobile professional, bringing Microsoft Office Mobile and Microsoft business communications, collaboration and device management software to Nokia’s Symbian...
  • Blog Post: 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/cc182292.aspx Share this post...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: Mobile UC with the HTC Shift

    I've just posted my thoughts on the HTC Shift to the Windows Mobile Australia blog. Toy?  Tool?  Maybe a bit of both :) Share this post :
  • Blog Post: 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 Media, and of course it's not 3G. (I'm hanging...
  • Blog Post: Talking Smack!

    Yesterday I caught up with Roger Lawrence and Rick Anderson and we recorded a video discussion about Mobility Smackdown! , one of the most popular sessions at TechEd Australia. Hear about the history of Smackdown! as well as what's planned for this year. It's going to be massive - demo-offs, competitions...
  • Blog Post: Click-to-join conference in CoMo

    We have released an update to Communicator Mobile that introduces some new capabilities, the best of which IMHO is “click-to-join” for OCS R2 conferencing (i.e. audio conferences and LiveMeetings). There is no longer any need to dial the # and look up & enter conference IDs and PINs – now you can...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.5 completes Common Criteria EAL4+ testing

    On Friday 5 th February Windows Mobile 6.5 completed evaluation by Defence Signals Directorate(DSD) for Common Criteria EAL4+ certification. http://www.dsd.gov.au/infosec/evaluation_services/epl/mobile_products/windows_mobile_v6.5.html In the Mobile Products area of the Evaluated Products List you will...