Free Microsoft Press E-Books: OCS 2007 R2 Resource Kit & Programming for Unified Communications with Microsoft OCS 2007 R2

Aug 18, 2011 Update: this offer has expired and the books are not available anymore.

This has been picked up by a few blogs recently. It is such a good offer, I thought I would get the word out also.

I can vouch for the OCS 2007 R2 Resource Kit being an excellent resource, and for a [...]

Six Tips for Deploying OCS R2 with OCS R1

Being familiar with these 6 items before introducing an OCS R2 pool into an OCS deployment (with an existing OCS 2007 R1 pool) could save you some valuable time and frustration.

An important updated tip (tip #6 – a bonus), if you have Blackberry users, consider keeping an OCS 2007 R1 CWA server so that they are [...]

OCS R2 Administrative Tools – Quick Facts

As many OCS 2007 R1 deployments move to OCS 2007 R2, mixed deployments with both OCS R1 and OCS R2 pools are becoming more common.

Here are some notable reminders about the OCS  R2 Administrative Tools in a mixed deployment that you should know about:

The R1 and R2 Admin Tools cannot be installed side-by-side together on [...]

Troubleshooting Microsoft Office Communicator Issues 101

Much has been written about troubleshooting Microsoft Office Communicator issues. In this blog entry I wanted to highlight and simplify two steps that will help you catch most problems without having to do more time consuming troubleshooting.

1) Know Which DNS Records are Being Used by Communicator

Communicator relies heavily on DNS to figure out which OCS [...]