Provisioning Office Communicator and Office Live Meeting

After OCS is deployed and the Office Communicator and Office Live Meeting clients are being rolled out to your users, the next question you will likely have is how do I configure the Communicator client for users so that it is tailored for my environment?  This can be a challenging task in an diverse environment.

Practically, [...]

OCS File Transfers – Key Facts & Common Cures

The ability to transfer files in Office Communicator is an effective collaboration feature (and is often underused). A file can be shared in the context of a discussion by dragging-and-dropping it directly in the Communicator conversation session window. It is real time, and you avoid the storage headaches and application-context-switch that email attachments can bring.

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Recent Security Update (KB 974571) May Cause OCS to Not Start

In case you missed it, as reporting by several blogs and the Microsoft Office Communications Server team, a recent O/S patch may cause your LCS 2005, OCS 2007, or OCS 2007 R2 servers to think they are an evaluation version which has expired, and the OCS services will not start (e.g. after a reboot).

Fortunately, uninstalling the patch fixes [...]

September 2009 Updates Available for Office Live Meeting

New updates are available for the Office Live Meeting Console and the Live Meeting Outlook Conferencing Add-In.  Both updates replace version 8.0.6362.140 (which was the July 2009 update) with 8.0.6362.143.

The Live Meeting Console:

Download the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 client
Description of the Windows-based Live Meeting 2007 client update package: September 2009

This update addresses a problem [...]

iPhone Client for OCS

December 2011 Update: Microsoft has released the server-side components and accompanying documentation for the new Lync mobility clients that will be available shortly. See Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available for more information.

November 2011 Update: Microsoft has publicly announced and is still on track to release a Lync client for the iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, [...]

Jabber/Google Talk Interop & Changes to OCS Public IM Licensing

The long awaited OCS interoperability with XMPP-based IM systems (most notably Google Talk and Jabber) has been announced and made possible by a OCS 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway. More details are available here from the Communications Team web site. The Gateway will be a free download and will allow OCS users to:

Add or delete Google [...]