I have been asked by customers for Group Chat scalability documents and we have just posted these today.
Step 1 Deploy the Group Chat QFE update to increase scalability
Deploy the Group Chat QFE here to increase the Group Chat scalability which allows for:
· Support for up to three servers per pool
· Increased capacity to support up to 20,000 users per server or 60,000 users for all three Group Chat servers
Step 2 Download the GC documents to capacity plan
Grab the Group Chat Capacity Planning document here.
Group Chat capacity planning spreadsheet here.
With Exchange Server 2010’s new messaging waiting indicator feature, my customer, from a school district in Colorado, was trying to get this to work.
Here is a reference I found created by David Howe:
To enable MWI
1) Open Cisco Unified CM Administration
2) Click System > Security Profile > SIP Trunk Security Profile
3) At the Find and List SIP Trunk Security Profiles screen, click the FIND button
4) You’ll likely then see at least two SIP Trunk Security profiles (i.e. Non Secure, Secure). Select the profile used by your SIP trunk with Ex2010UM.
5) From the SIP Trunk Security Profile Configuration menu, verify that Accept Unsolicited Notification is enabled.
Note: If your SIP trunk to UM is configured to use Digest Authentication, also be sure to select the option Enable Application Level Authorization.
6) Commit changes by clicking Save (this will restart all trunks associated with the security profile)
For more on Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging visit here.
Yes, the OCS product team has just released this very page here.
There are October updates for your Tanjay phone, OCS R2 server, Live Meeting and Communicator client. Please update if you haven’t already done so as there are some nice server and client fixes for voice, video, conferences, etc.
There is also a updated cumulative installer you can run on the OCS R2 servers that will check and apply the latest updates based on role, etc. Grab it here.
I have had a lot of interest in Education lately around our Exchange Online offering for faculty and staff. The trend in education is email is becoming a commodity and there is no need to manage that infrastructure on premises any longer. The other big driver to Exchange Online is reducing costs and operations management yet maintaining enterprise class email.
A question I get quite often is, what does the Mac experience connecting to Exchange Online look like?
The good news is there is a new Mac Single Sign On client available with our Microsoft Online Services (Exchange Online, OCS online, SharePoint Online) released in the October update.
Here is a peek below:
If you would like to use this with our Online Services (either trial or production) grab the Mac SSO bits here.
End user portal for Mac:
Entourage Exchange Web Services client
Snow Leopard’s iMail can also connect to Exchange Online (Note: it is not current supported but it will work)
iCal works as well (Note: it is not currently supported but it will work)
For more information on how to configure Mac for Exchange Online visit here or here. Note: Snow Leopard's iMail and iCal are not officially supported with the Mac SSO client running against Exchange Online however they can be configured to work using the SSO server and configuration settings set within Entourage Web Services client.
For more on the Mac experience with Microsoft Online Services visit here.
For setting up a 30 day 25 user trial with Exchange Online or other Microsoft Online Services. Please visit here: http://www.microsoft.com/online