Customizing Live Meeting Integration with Communicator

If you are deploying Office Live Meeting along with Office Communicator, you might want to customize the integration with Communicator.  For example, you might want to customize the right-click menu item that appears in Communicator to start an OCS Live Meeting (e.g. “Share Information Using Live Meeting”) to better differentiate from the right-click menu option [...]

Additions & Changes to Microsoft TechNet OCS Resources

There have recently been several noteworthy changes to the Microsoft TechNet OCS and UC resources available on TechNet.  Here is a summary of the changes:

1) The OCS TechNet Forums have Moved

If you have never used them before, the Microsoft OCS TechNet Forums are a great resource for asking questions and resolving problems. As of last [...]

Issue Launching the Live Meeting Client for Hosted Live Meetings

On a desktop I use regularly, I had a nagging Live Meeting issue when trying to attend a hosted Live Meeting. After clicking the “Join Meeting” link I received the following error:

I had always assumed the root cause was that the Live Meeting client was getting confused between on-premise and  hosted live meetings because I [...]

October 2009 Updates for Communicator 2007 R2 and OCS 2007 R2

October 2009 updates for both Office Communicator 2007 R2 and OCS 2007 R2 Server are available.

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 

Download: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 972884
Knowledge base article on what this update fixes.

One fix caught my eye: “Error message when you log off, restart, or shut down a computer that is running Communicator [...]

Enhanced Presence and Upgrading Office Communicator Clients

A quick but important reminder for those deployments upgrading their user clients from Office Communicator 2005 to Office Communicator 2007 or 2007 R2.

When an OCS user gets enabled for Enhanced Presence, either through the OCS management console or programmatically (through a script modifying AD directly or the WMI provider), Communicator 2005 users can still login.  [...]