OCS in 2010 – The UC 14 Wave

** Sept 13, 2010 Update **: Microsoft has announced that OCS is being rebranded as Microsoft Lync, and a public Release Candidate is now available.  Read all about it here: OCS Renamed to “Microsoft Lync” & Public Release Candidate Available.


In the spirit of a new year, here is a glimpse of what to expect from OCS [...]

Impact of Changing a User’s SIP Address

If the left-hand side of your users’ SIP addresses contain a common user attribute in Active Directory such as first name, last name (or both), there is a good chance that the SIP address will need to be updated to match any corresponding change to the user attribute(s) in AD.

The thought of changing an important [...]

Office 2010 Beta Integration with Communicator R2 & the Live Meeting Add-In

January 18, 2010 Update:  the January 2010 updates for the Live Meeting Console and the Live Meeting Conferencing Add-In are available.  The Conferencing Add-In update contains a 64-bit version which integrates with the Office 2010 Beta.
January 13, 2010 Update: the recently released January 2010 update to the Communicator 2007 R2 client (version 3.5.6907.83) fixes some [...]

Microsoft UC Client Deployment Script

After a lengthy work in progress, I am pleased to share a Microsoft Unified Communications Client Deployment script that I think will help some deployments rollout Office Communicator, Office Live Meeting, and the Office Live Meeting Outlook Add-In.

You can view the script, download it, and read about the features here. It is 1500+ lines of [...]