The Three UC Amigos

Three Microsoft UC technology specialists covering U.S. Education

November, 2008

  • Exchange Server 2007 SP1 now supported on VMWARE

    I get this question from schools around support for Exchange Server 2007 support on VMWARE and our answer used to be it is not supported up until about a month ago. With regards to Hyper-V, Exchange Server 2007 is also supported. Click here to see my...
  • What I like about OCS R2 thus far and some new R2 screenshots

    I have been using the Office Communicator R2 beta builds internally for a few months and I have to say the OCS product team is doing a fantastic job thus far on it. A couple of things I really like right off the bat from an end-user’s perspective using...
  • Exchange UM - Cisco Update

    Cisco Call Manager 4.x is now supported for integration with Exchange UM. That's right you can now integrate your CCM without upgrading to your infrastructure saving lots of money and including new features like: Embedded Auto Attendants IVR for integration...
  • Can you tell me the differences between OCS LiveMeeting (on-prem) and LiveMeeting Service (cloud service)?

    I get this question quite a bit from schools. I found a useful slide that covers the differences:   Is the 250 concurrent attendees per LM session a hard limit with OCS? No, I have seen schools host OCS LM’s with 300+ attendees before but the product...
  • Some more R2 Goodness

    Voicemail Integration. Some other great features involve the integration with OCS and Exchange 2007. The below screenshot shows how you can call someone's voicemail directly from communicator.   Another screenshot shows the tighter integration with...
  • IBM Sametime Federation with OCS 2007 announced to today

    This is some good news on the IM interop front. Announced at VoiceCon today: IBM and Microsoft plan to support interoperability between Sametime and OCS, commencing with Sametime version 8.0.2 and OCS 2007 IBM currently has a working system of OCS and...
  • I'll just use NTBackup

    For years I've used NTBackup to backup Exchange database files. This is no longer possible in Windows 2008. I used this to backup files to disk and then copy these to tape SAN.  This is no longer possible on Exchange 2007 SP1 server on Windows 2008...
  • Quick PodCast from VoiceCon

    One of our partners Enabling Technologies was interviewed at VoiceCon by Blair Pleasant of CommFusion and UCStragegies.com. Bill Vollerthum and Christian Stegh of Enabling Technologies discuss unified communications, unified messaging and industry innovations...