Exchange and UC

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Exchange and UC

  • OCS R2 Response Group

    I have been meaning to do this for a little while. I have finally managed to get some time to do it. Basically I have recorded two videos. The first is how to go about setting up a response group,  using rgscot to create the contact object and then...
  • Using 3g for Communicator Video Calls

    This is not the first time it has happened and I bit not the last. One part of my role is going to events to demonstrate the technology. As part of the preparation I was always ask the event organisers to ensure we have at least have a wireless internet...
  • The Time is Now - IT Strategies for Uncertain Economic times

    I don't need to go into how tough things are out there. I talk to Microsoft Partners day in day out about what they are seeing. Some of it is good and some of it is bad but on the whole most are seeing that this is a time where change can be implemented...
  • What's New in R2

    Everyone knows that R2 is just around the corner, but frustratingly unless you are a Microsoft employee or on one of the partner programmes you cannot get hold of the bits to play with it yourself. Hopefully these videos on edge.technet.com will provide...
  • What a difference a year makes!!!

    There has been a bit of a lull in my blogging, for a number of reasons, I have been very busy seeing Partners and Customers (that is for the benefit of my manager:-)) I have been beaten by other bloggers about topics I wanted to blog about and I don't...
  • Performance Impact of High Item Counts and Restricted Views

    This is a great article - during my days as a CPR engineer I spent many an hour understanding the impact of this and how it effected Performance on an Exchange server. It is very useful and will give you a better understanding of what an Exchange server...
  • Upcoming OCS Webcasts

    There is a durge of upcoming webcasts for OCS on the horizon Here are the links   Live Webcasts TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery in Communications Server 2007 (Level 200) Monday, June 2, 2008 9:30 A.M.–10:30 A.M. Pacific Time TechNet Webcast...
  • Shell Case Study

    One of the re-occuring questions I get whenever I am meeting partners and customers is "So who is using Office Communication Server?" I can reel off a whole load of Organisations. Plus I use it day in day out - I no longer have a phone line...
  • Email is ruining my life......

    This article has been around for quite sometime - I was due to attend a meeting with Loughborough University's Dr Tom Jackson(one of the interviewees in the article) yesterday that was organised by Brett. Unfortunately it got cancelled. I was waiting...
  • Long Time no Blog....

    It has been a busy time over the last couple months. Microsoft are in the last quarter of their financial year so I have been rushing around doing my normal day job. I have finally had chance to sit down and start to get some of the posts I have been...
  • OCS Planning tool

    The OCS Planning tool is available It is a great start to plan your OCS topology producing diagrams as below Download it now
  • The Elastic Fanatastic - RTAudio the adaptive codec

    Yesterday the UC team were in Manchester running the Public Sector Unplugged event. (Last one in London next week) It turned out to be a great event - well attended with an interactive audience who were keen to learn more about UC. The last session was...
  • OCS Speech Server 2007 - I am blown away

    I was tasked with doing a UC demo by our illustrious leader at a recent group meeting. The brief was simple you have 5-10 minutes to blow them away. Not an easy task to achieve to an audience of about 250 who have mostly seen and are using Microsoft UC...
  • Unified Communication Specialisation

    A lot of Partners ask me who do I achieve the UC Specialisation - well if you need to find out what is involved then there is a page on the Partner Portal that outlines what is required
  • Live Meeting licenses now available for partners

    I realise that this has been a bug bear for a lot of partners, the fact that LM licenses were not available to you - and dare I say it you had to use other Technologies. Well we have listened to the feedback and now you can get the following "On March...
  • Partner Communities - Sign up today

    Are you a Partner - would you like to know what other Partners are doing or just have the opportunity to "chew the fat" over technology. Partner Communities have been set up to allow Partners to do exactly that - this is a place were we can build relationships...
  • New Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino Servers, and generic IMAP/POP sources

    A new version of the Transporter suite has been released that will aid you in moving from the systems above to Exchange 2007. Download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=35fc4205-792b-4306-8e4b-0de9cce72172&displaylang...
  • Unified Communications News

    I have been a bit slow to get these announcements on my blog - but hopefully this post will cover most of the latest announcements Hopefully you have already seen the Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program site . It outlines the vendors...
  • New Year and loads happening

    The New Year is with us and there is loads happening in the world of UC. I had a great break and only returned to work on the 7th ( hence the delay in getting to my blog). Some of the things that have come to my attention during my break This blog entry...
  • My Demo Environment - Part 3 Integrating Exchange 2007 UM with OCS

    So far I have tried to highlight how to get OCS and UM working separately. But obviously if we can integrate these two products together the user experience just gets better. For instance you can:- Call Voicemail from Communicator See missed call notifications...
  • Exchange 2007 Sp1 is now available

    SP1 is now available - from here There are a wealth of new features and functionality included and really does push Exchange to new territory Top 5 highlights for me SCR UM enhanced features and OCS integration OWA enhancements EAS Policies Windows Server...
  • My Demo environment - Part 2 OCS 2007 and Mediation Server

    Firstly when I started writing this I did not think it would be so long - it is only now that I have finished it I realised - Anyway hopefully it will be of use - In Part one I installed 2007 and got UM working with my Audiocodes box, fine but I now want...
  • Exchange 2007 Architecture Poster

    If you want to impress your friends and colleagues or just have a reference poster for Exchange 2007 - there is a great poster available here It covers everything in Exchange 2007 and is great to print out and put on the wall. So the next time someone...
  • Back after Unplugged

    I have been away from blogging for some time, this is mainly due to spending the large proportion of last month out on the Exchange 2007 Unplugged tour. I was responsible for the Unified Messaging Demos and Presentations and it was great fun. 3 Weeks...
  • BTW - OCS Launch is October 17th

    Pretty common knowledge I know but I have not actually blogged the registration details. The UK Launch is in London. I'll be there and there willalos be some very interesting and enlightening speakers So if you are an IT Decision maker - register here...