For those of you using, evaluating or considering Office Communications Server, get on over to the TechNet Magazine site. The March issue is now up and it’s all about OCS 2007, including the new OCS 2007 R2 release. And when the magazine covers a technology like this, thematically, you can count on a thorough deep dive. Even the primer story What’s New in Office Communications Server 2007 R2 goes into great detail outlining the new features. If you’re already sold on the benefits of OCS, check out the article on the the Planning Tool for OCS 2007 R2, which can help you quickly generate a topology and determine the hardware needed. And then there are technical how-to articles covering Remote Call Control, Securing OCS with ISA Server, and Managing OCS 2007 R2 from the Command Line.

 

OCS may be more important now than ever because it can bring immediate cost savings. Its Web conferencing capability can help your organization avoid travel expenses. And since it’s based on voice-over-Internet technology, it reduces those expensive long distance charges while consolidating your communications infrastructure. Does it work? You bet it does. I use it every day.

 

More to come,

Mitch

 

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