Choosing the right end user devices for your OCS roll-out is important and not easy considering all the choices in the market.
If you are going through this process, the following Microsoft TechNet resource is a good start: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/bb970310.aspx. It lists all the webcam’s, headset’s, handset’s, speakerphones and desktop phones that have the Optimized for Microsoft [...]
March 2013 Update: a good Microsoft resource I recently discovered: Resolve Exchange Free/Busy and Communicator Presence Issues.
Further to my previous posting on Office Communicator 2007 and Outlook 2007 Integration Errors, after recently trouble-shooting this problem, I have provided a check-list of all the situations I am aware of that can cause this error, and what to [...]
In case you missed it, the Microsoft OCS Team recently announced official support for running some of the OCS 2007 R2 server roles on a virtual machine. In a nutshell, virtualization is supported for the OCS 2007 R2 server roles that do NOT provide real-time media functionality (e.g. Voice and Video). This boils down to [...]
December 9, 2011 Update: The server-side bits for the new Lync mobility functionality are available. See Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available. The Lync clients for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Mobile 7 will be released shortly.
November 17, 2010 Update: Microsoft announced at the Lync Launch event that a Lync client for the [...]
Offering software as a service (aka SaaS, “in the cloud”, or “Software+Services” as Microsoft calls it) has started to gain real traction, and the benefits and potential issues are well documented (i.e. lower initial and on-going costs, and a pay-as-you-go subscription based cost model).
In the last few years, several options have been made available for [...]