The Three UC Amigos

Three Microsoft UC technology specialists covering U.S. Education

July, 2008

  • GroupWise Migration

    This is an older topic but one that I’ve run across recently with education customers. I’m planning to migrate from Novell to Microsoft and I have GroupWise. What are my options? Well, we deprecated our migration tools when we launched Exchange 2007...
  • SCC and Geographic Clustering

    I received some questions on Single Copy Clustering for Exchange 2007 that I wanted to share with everyone. 1. In SCC with geocluster the cluster mailbox server name is maintained by IP address is not. IP address and DNS propagation are essential in...
  • UC Phones

    What phones work with OCS 2007? Here’s a quick list with partner contact info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb970310.aspx
  • The New Site is Up!

    In education we have a very small team to support our customers. Your team consist of Bill Hagen, Mark Garcia, and Greg Katz. I’ve setup this blog to detail findings, review Q&A, and provide our customers with details on Unified Communications in...
  • Lots of new gateways for OCS 2007

      I was checking on a PBX model/version with a customer when I found that we increased the amount of gateways that support OCS. We started with Audiocodes, Dialogics, and Quintum. Now we have a plethora of vendors that have gone through the open...
  • Quarterly Customer Roundtable

    All – we had a very good call yesterday with our customers on Unified Communications. The goal of the UC & Mobility Roundtable Gathering is to build a forum where educators can share best practices with one another around Unified Communications and...
  • Bricks layer backups

    I hate to even say it. Customers still ask for it but alot of implementations are still done via MAPI calls to individual mailboxes. This can give you a very large backup window. With Exchange 2003 and 2007 you can use the Recovery Storage Group. In Exchange...