More and more organizations are looking at the option of hosted services for their users. This article is not about whether or not to use hosted services. It is about the differences between the current release of Office Communications Online Standard and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 from a Microsoft Office Communicator point of view.

Author: Tommy Clarke

Publication date: April 2010

Product version: Microsoft Office Communications Online Standard, Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2

With more organizations looking at the option of hosted services for their users, it is beneficial to look at the differences between having Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployed in your organization’s network and using Office Communications Online Standard. This article is not about why an organization should or should not use hosted services. It is about the differences between the current release of Office Communications Online Standard and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 from a Microsoft Office Communicator point of view. This article covers only topics that differ between the two offerings and assumes that you already know the feature set of Office Communications Server 2007 R2. For more information about the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 feature set, see the table in Figure 1 later in this article or see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133618.

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