Exchange and UC

The latest news on Exchange 2007 and Unified Communications

Exchange and UC

  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • Unified Communications - My Demo Environment

    I have not posted for a while - since RTM of OCS things have been very busy. Lots of people ask me what I am running in my demo environment. Well I run all my servers on one laptop in VPC. The laptop I run on has 2Gb of Ram and running the servers in...
  • Exchange Unplugged Tour 2007

    I have been fortunate enough to help out on this tour and suggest everyone tries and get to one. There is a wealth of Microsoft Employees involved with more technical experience that you can shake a stick at, including Ewan Dalton, Brett Johnson Eileen...
  • CEO Summit Megatrends

    Check out Bill's CEO Summit keynote . This is an enlightening video that explains what he sees are the technologies that will shape the future of business. Not surprisingly UC is covered in great detail, with the great Paul Duffy running a great demo...
  • French Gov say Blackberry is Insecure

    While looking for a holiday this weekend I stumbled across this story on the EnjoyFrance website. I obviously did a bit of digging to check if others had reported it and it does seem to be true http://www.pcw.co.uk/personal-computer-world/news/2192598...
  • Exchange 2007 Server Business Value tool

    I am currently at TechReady in Seattle. It is a opportunity to get to know some new people and learn about some new technology. I had a pre training day in UC today and found out about this tool . It has been available for sometime but I had never come...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mobile 6

    I don't really talk a lot about Mobile and the way it integrates with Exchange 2007. I simply take it for granted that I can triage my email on my device. But every now and again when out at events etc I realise lots of people are not doing this - so...
  • OCS APIs

    If you haven't seen them before the following OCS API's are now available http://blogs.msdn.com/jcalev/archive/2007/05/07/introduction-to-the-ucma-api-part-1-api-overview.aspx They are detailed on Joe Calev's blog very well and it explains exactly what...
  • Searching Multiple Mailboxes

    One of the great features within Exchange 2007 is that ability to do searches over multiple mailboxes. When I used to Administer Exchange systems I was asked many a time to find pieces of information that was buried in mailboxes. This was a long drawn...
  • OCS 2007 week 1 - It gets better and better

    On Monday of this week I was put on the OCS2007 pilot - I have been using Presence and IM but this gave me the full Voice and Video experience also. It is absolutely awesome and I can honestly say that I have not picked up a conventional desktop phone...
  • PartnerBot - Information at your fingertips

    I have been meaning to Blog about this since it was released. It is great technology and I love Bots - just wish more companies used them - it seems a great way of getting your companies public intellectual property into a place that is accessible to...
  • Certificates and Exchange 2007

    I was planning on writing a blog about certificates and Exchange 2007 - it has been sitting in my drafts for a while. Alas the guys from "You Had me at EHLO" beat me to it So if you want to find out about certificates in one concise post check this out...
  • Week 3 of my Journey with OCS and Communicator 2007

    I blogged about my experiences of not using a phone a couple of weeks ago and so I thought I would update you on what I have been doing since. Well the experience is just as good as ever - I personally have had a no problems, all the calls I make are...
  • Telephony Integration Whitepaper and General UM stuff

    There is know loads of great material off the UC site as well as Technet Here are some of the highlights Integrating Telephony with Office Communications Server 2007 white paper How to Build a Scalable and Available Unified Messaging System Plus if you...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Open XML

    I read this on Steves Blog - it outlines how Microsoft are trying to be less proprietary and opening up standards. If you agree with what is being done please check out http://www.microsoft.co.uk/openxml/ And add your support
  • Global Crossing

    This article was recently brought to my attention http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/032107-microsoft-ip-pbx.html?netht=032207dailynews2&company=Cisco/Verizon It is really a good read, but quite an odd title, I far as I am aware OCS is not a PBX...
  • Why I use Communicator

    So the Office Communication Server 2007 public beta has been out there for some time and lots of people I have met are using it and loving it. But I thought I would take a minute to outline why I think it is a brilliant tool. 1. It allows me to work anywhere...
  • UM @ Microsoft

    It has finally happened and UM has been rolled out to all UK .employees. I have been demoing this stuff for quite a while but am really glad that I can test on my live account and see how it deals with over 300 mails in an inbox and a pretty hectic calendar...