Exchange and UC

The latest news on Exchange 2007 and Unified Communications

March, 2007

  • System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) for Exchange/MOM

    This nifty tool has been brought to my attention - I have not been able to use it in anger yet but on the face of it, it seems great SCCP provides you with the tools and guidance to deploy efficiently, while planning for the future by allowing for "what...
  • Exchange Server 2007 Architecting and Deploying Unified Messaging course

    Just to let all you Exchange Partners now there is now a course covering the above topics These are one-day workshops on how to deploy & manage Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM). This training will cover: Overview of Exchange Server 2007...
  • Office Communication Server 2007 Public Beta - Released

    It is finally available for download here . It is great to be able to start talking about what you can do with this now that is available. There are some brilliant features in this that will bring Unified Communications to everyone. No longer will there...
  • I am a Mac and I'm less secure

    Thanks to Sunil for forwarding this to me. We have all seen the "I am a Mac adverts" and they are pretty cool but full of generalisations. So it is nice to see Symantec posting this whitepaper that shows that Microsoft take their security seriously and...
  • Don't believe the Hype!!!!

    I have been reading Mike's blog about Google and I urge you all to read it if you are contemplating using their apps. It is a good read and very well balanced. The links at the bottom really give you an understanding of what is really is on offer from...
  • Domino 8 Beta

    I like to try and keep up with developments with the other products and had a little smile when I saw these two new features pop up in the Domino 8 Beta. Firstly they have included "message recall" and secondly they have included "address type-ahead"...
  • Breaking the VOIP Barrier - Shell

    Further to the Voicecon Announcement, more and more stories are coming out about organisations using Microsoft Technology to break the VOIP barrier. This story in NetworkWorld highlights what Shell, the oil giant is doing in this space. It is a really...
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 released

    Just a quick "heads up" that Sp2 has been released to the Web It has all the latest and greatest updates and security patches. Find out more about it here
  • Mobile Monday

    I have spent most of the day at an internal event, finding out about Microsoft Mobile 6. I am really excited about it, unfortunately I have not yet got it on my device. Jason did some great demos. Some of the features included Search of email on a mobile...
  • Switchboard don't have your mobile number!!!

    I recently got a call asking for some help at an event, the person on the end of the phone was trying to be helpful and pointed out that switchboard did not have my mobile number. I asked did it stop you getting in touch with me? The answer was no because...
  • OCS 2007 Public Beta is Announced

    So for all my blogging on the subject I guess what you really want to know is when can I evaluate the software? Well I have been playing with this stuff for sometime and it is really awesome. Well the public beta was announced today at Voicecon, it will...
  • Amazing Research into OCS and traditional IP Telephony

    As part of the announcement today, we commissioned some performance research by independent Voice Quality analyst Pystechnic. Read the report here . It is a fascinating read - but to highlight some of the key take-aways from the report I have included...
  • Office Communication Server 2007 - Big Announcement at Voicecon

    Jeff Raikes is giving a keynote at VOICECON later today which highlights all the information in the following presspass . So what exactly is being predicted "in just three years, the average voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) solution for business will...
  • Check out Exchange 2007 for 5 days

    Steve lead me to this following link on Brett's site. Basically it will allow you to trial Exchange 2007. You can create a temporary account to experience the features of Exchange Server 2007 which will stay active for 5 days. Your account will be pre...
  • DesignIT

    Just a quick mention of this for any budding innovators out there. Microsoft is running DesignIT for the second year, basically it is an opportunity for the creatives among you to tackle a scenario using IT as the solution. Check out the site and get...
  • DST is about to start.

    So what is this all about - well if you have ever had issues with British Summer Time and the extra week in October that skews all your calendar appointments then this is about to kick off in the US. Daylight saving time (DST) will be extended in the...