Future OCS Licensing Changes

Thanks to Tommy Clarke’s blog post for alerting me to this.

Microsoft recently released a licensing brief (Base and Additive Client Access Licenses: An Explanation) which details future licensing changes upcoming in the next release of OCS (OCS Wave 14).

 Here is a summary of the key changes:

 1) A new OCS Voice CAL:

Will include the OCS Wave [...]

April 2010 Updates for Communicator 2007 R2, Live Meeting, and OCS 2007 R2

Microsoft has released new cumulative updates for all the UC Clients and the OCS Server.

Clients

The April 2010 cumulative update for Communicator 2007 R2 can be found here:  Description of the cumulative update package for Communicator 2007 R2: April 2010

This update brings the Communicator version up to 3.5.6907.196 from the last update in January 2010 (3.5.6907.83).

It mostly addresses [...]

OCS Federated Partner Trust Level

I recently discovered the concept of ‘Trust Level’ with OCS federated partners (I thought all partners were treated equal once they were added as a federated partner).  It turns out that one partner can be ‘trusted’ more than another partner depending on how the federation is configured on the OCS 2007 R2 Access Edge.

The element [...]