Productivity in the Cloud

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Productivity in the Cloud

  • Office 365 is coming

    The next big transition in Microsoft’s journey to the cloud is almost here… Office 365 is a major update to Microsoft Online Services, and is really delivering on the promise that We’re All In! Office 365 provides easy access to best of breed collaboration...
  • Voicemail: a story of unrealised potential

    This whitepaper details the value that Exchange 2010's Unified Messaging capabilities offer to empower your users, reduce cost and manage risk by replacing your voicemail system. Voicemail is a relatively mature technology. It is so thoroughly established...
  • OCS 2007 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2

    Supportability is available for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 member server role on a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.  Details at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982021
  • UC: What, Why, Who, Where, How and When?

    I wrote a post for Australian IT’s “ The Hub ” that has just been published… Check it out for my opinions on UC from a business perspective – what do you need to consider before rolling out, how do you drive end-user adoption, what do you need to consider...
  • 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...
  • UC in MSIT

    Unified Communications at Microsoft supports over 40,000 users. Multiple communications tools such as e-mail, Instant Messaging, voice mail, voice, and presence are delivered in a unified experience which is available anywhere. Because multiple and disparate...
  • NET acquires SmartSIP

    This is great news – NET are a strong UC voice partner, and SmartSIP will give them advanced capabilities like registering SIP phones to OCS.   FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET")...
  • Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Workload Architecture Poster

    This poster of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 describes the traffic flow of protocols and ports used in each workload. Communications Server 2007 R2 supports the following workloads: IM and Presence, Conferencing, Application Sharing, and Enterprise...
  • Exchange 2010 has left the building

    The Exchange PG has declared RTM, so Exchange 2010 has been signed off and is now officially completed. This is an exciting release and provides great value to business of all sizes. Read more at the Exchange Team Blog . Woohoo!
  • OCS Federation updates

    Some great news announced overnight… Starting October 1, 2009, a PIC License will no longer be required for federation with American Online (AOL).  Customers qualify for federation with AOL if they have Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard...
  • Catch me on Tweeterview tonight

    @themolk will be interviewing me on Tweeterview at 8pm AEST tonight (Thursday September 3rd) about all things UC at TechEd Australia. Hope to see you there!
  • Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any business and the needs of all the different groups with a stake in the messaging system. Exchange Server 2007 SP2 is a mission-critical...
  • 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...
  • OCS Remote Connectivity Analyzer

    A great tool for testing remote connectivity to your OCS Edge Server is now available from the UC Team. Check it out at https://www.testocsconnectivity.com/
  • OCS R2 Site Resiliency

    Using backup and restoration procedures for site disaster recovery as described in the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation library topic Backup and Restoration , can entail some downtime for users. This white paper describes a...
  • 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...
  • Changes in OCS Public IM Federation

    From the OCS Team Blog …. Federation is an important goal for the Office Communications Server team and we are excited to announce several changes to public IM federation between Office Communications Server and public IM networks, effective July 1, 2009...
  • Microsoft gives TechEd delegates Windows 7 netbook

    In case you missed the story, check it out over at IT News …. Delegates attending Microsoft's premier conference this year will take home more than an insight into new technology - the software giant will give them each a netbook. Microsoft Australia...
  • Download free OCS R2 e-books, but be quick!

    For the next few days you can download free copies of some MS Press e-books on OCS 2007 R2.  Simply sign up for the Microsoft Press Book Connection Newsletter for notification of offers, register, and download the selection of the month. Programming...
  • Getting Rid of Your PBX Can Be Liberating

    Jamie Ryan, CIO at Aspect, has written a great post about the benefits of replacing your legacy PBX or IP-PBX with Office Communications Server 2007 R2. When I tell people that Aspect is the in the midst of a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007...
  • Today’s Exchange 2010 webcast

    Download my slides from today’s Exchange 2010 webcast below…
  • Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Documentation

    The full documentation pack for OCS R2 is now available for download. The full set of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation is contained in the download file named Communications_Server_2007_R2_Documentation.chm .  Selected, high-value...
  • Exchange Server 2010 Beta VHD

    Download this fully configured virtual machine of the latest release of Exchange Server 2010 Beta. Evaluate the new capabilities of Exchange Server 2010 Beta, which helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that...
  • Determining the Scalability of Combined CAS and Hub Roles in Exchange 2007

    Bill Thompson has written a great whitepaper on considerations for Exchange 2007 servers running both the CAS and Hub roles. This white paper provides information about the scalability of computers running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 with the Client...
  • Exchange 2010 Webcast

      I’m delivering an Exchange 2010 Overview webcast for TechNet on June 19th (Australian time). Event Overview The upcoming release of Exchange 2010 can help you achieve better business outcomes while controlling the costs of deployment, administration...