The Three UC Amigos

Three Microsoft UC technology specialists covering U.S. Education

March, 2009

  • R2 Edge: What do I need from a Network perspective?

    This was a question from a national vocational university. They wanted to know if they needed multiple NICs/VLANs and a Perimeter for OCS R2 Edge since they didn’t have one already. One or two NICS? The answer is two NICs are now required for OCS...
  • Convert your Live Meeting recordings to WMV format

    New Conversion Tool A new conversion tool just came out that takes a Live Meeting recording package (service or OCS server) and converts it to a WMV file.  This allows you to stream your OCS meeting to playback.  Benefits include multi-cast...
  • What are my choices for Exchange Server in the cloud?

    This was a question I was asked from a university in the Midwest who was interested in moving from another email platform to Exchange in the cloud.  As you may or may not know, we are extending Exchange Server and Office Communications Server into...
  • Fewer Ports for A/V in OCS R2

      One of the things we did in R2 is review the edge topology and made significant changes in operation. We went from 20,002 inbound traffic from the Internet to 2 ports for inbound traffic. OCS provided UDP and TCP ports for Federated Audio/Video...
  • Forefront has RTM’d for OCS

    FSOCS provides protection against malware in IM communications and is designed for OCS 2007 and OCS 2007 R2. It has multiple scanning engines to facilitate scanning. It also can use content filtering in schools to provide protection against inappropriate...
  • Promote your R2 rollout and give them some training

    There are some nice banners, posters, stickers, etc to use for your rollout. There is also some nice end user leave behinds you can use: Grab the material here .   More R2 Communicator specific training here . More Live Meeting training here .  ...
  • The Rosetta Stone - SBC

    A session border controller is a device that can provide signaling and media streams in voice over IP networks. It’s usually involved in setting up, conducting, and tearing down sessions (or telephone calls) as well as other interactive media communications...