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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Instant Messenger, which client to use?

    <originally posted on MSN Spaces blog on April 27, 2005> I have been playing with Office Communicator, which is really cool with the integration to other office products. I especially like the way it shows Out of Office messages, and the integrated phone stuff. Here are a couple deal breaker...
  • Blog Post: Automated install of Outlook Conferencing Addins

    My customer (Mike Vrabel) and I got completely frustrated today in trying to find a way to deploy the Outlook Conferencing Addin for Live Meeting 2007 via SMS. The Office web site gives you a ConfAddins_Setup.exe which is neither an MSI or provides you switches for automated install or answer file. ...
  • Blog Post: LCS and UPN's

    I was messing around with LCS last night here in my lab. I had installed LCS a couple times and helped customers get up and running, but I am not an LCS expert. I was trying to duplicate a customer issue where I wanted to limit how certain users could talk to and add to their various chat client. Instead...
  • Blog Post: Gripes and praise about Communicator Web Access

    I am working on an LCS design for a customer and saw that LCS’ Communicator Web Access shipped in December. I read the docs and discovered that it works a lot like Outlook Web Access (OWA) because it uses forms based authentication. I was surprised at this because I assumed that we would have created...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Online and SBS 2003

    I have been working with the Microsoft BPOS aka Microsoft Online guys in Enterprise accounts for a while to help big companies migrate to BPOS dedicated. Don’t know what that is? Check out www.microsoftonline.com . To sum it up, it is hosted Exchange, SharePoint, OCS, LiveMeeting, and a few other offerings...
  • Blog Post: Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 3.5 released today

    This morning, Microsoft announced version 3.5 of the Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (the product formerly known as HVMC). The latest version of the solution incorporates new mobile synchronization capabilities, a variety of security enhancements, and new tools that lessen management...