Web Based OCS Office Live Meeting Management Tool

Many people are not aware, but Microsoft has a free tool (officially categorized as a resource kit tool), called the Office Communications Server 2007 Web Scheduler (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=96B42DC8-E769-4EFD-B7A6-ECA03058F8AD).

August 20, 2009 Update: OCS 2007 R2 – Web Scheduler Now Available for Download. The OCS Web Scheduler now works for R2 is has been released as a web [...]

4 Key Requirements For Deploying OCS Edge Services

There is plenty of information available about configuring the 3 OCS Edge Roles (Access, A/V, and Web Conference), however many common problems arise from not adhering to 4 key requirements.

1. At a minimum, 2 NIC’s are required (one internal and one external). Unless you are a TCP/IP expert, trying to configure TCP/IP for both internal [...]

OCS R2 – Summary of the Changes to Server Roles

In light of the new OCS R2 server roles and capabilities, here is a summary of the significant changes on the server side and topology (from OCS 2007).

Changes to Existing OCS 2007 Server Role

OCS 2007 Role




Several key changes:

·         Application Sharing [...]

OCS 2007 Client Version Filtering

It is well known that OCS Front-End servers have the ability to allow or block certain clients (and specific versions) from connecting. There are few areas when actually implementing client filtering that can be confusing.

Enabling / Disabling Client Version Filtering

The Client Version Filtering is enabled as a managed server application and is enabled by default [...]

Cast Your Vote for the OCS 2007 Powerpack

It was brought to my attention last week that the OCS 2007 PowerPack is in the running for SearchExchange.com’s best Exchange Unified Communication Product! If you’ve found this Powerpack useful and want to vote for it, you can by visiting SearchExchange.com’s web page: here.  The pack has been downloaded over 3400 times now!  Thanks to [...]

OCS R2 Office Communicator Client Interopability

With the introduction of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, many are asking which Office Communicator clients are supported in an R2 environment. The following table should help answer the most common questions about client interoperability.





Office Communicator 2005


Yes (*)

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Launch

In case you have missed the buzz, tomorrow (Tuesday, February 3rd), is the official launch of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

Microsoft is hosting a virtual launch event available at www.OCSR2Launch.com starting at 9:30am Pacific Time (12:30pm Eastern Standard Time). This event will include an overview of new R2 product capabilities, breakout sessions, partner information, [...]