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Federate with Google Talk and Jabber and even AOL without a PIC license

Federate with Google Talk and Jabber and even AOL without a PIC license

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A lot of schools have been asking me when our XMPP gateway was coming out and it finally hit the web today.

The XMPP Gateway federation interoperability has been tested between OCS 2007 R2 as well as OCS 2007 and Jabber XCP Server 5.4 and the current version of Google Talk.  The OCS 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway is supported by Microsoft Support.

The XMPP Gateway is licensed as Additional Software to OCS 2007 R2, meaning there is no additional license cost associated with deploying the Gateway for OCS 2007 R2 licensees.

We posted our XMPP Gateway for download here.

In other big news today, you no longer need a PIC license for federation with AOL IM users! Customers qualify for federation with AOL if they have Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard CAL or active Software Assurance on their current LCS/OCS license. The only PIC license remaining is for federation with Yahoo. Check with your LAR for the 50% PIC price reduction changes for Yahoo. Read more about it here.

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  • Great news, hopefully this can just be a feature built into the consolidated edge next time around though?

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