OCS and .NET Framework 4.0 Issues

A quick update on the reported issues with installing OCS 2007 R2 on machines that have .NET 4.0.

In a nutshell, if you try to install any of the OCS 2007 R2 roles or Group Chat Server, on a server that has the .NET 4.0 Framework installed along side the .NET Framework 2.0 or .NET Framework [...]

A Common Culprit for Communicator Background Noise

A frequent nuisance on Communicator Conference and VoIP calls, is significant background noise from one or more participants.
Forget all the great technology around Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Automatic Gain Control, Noise Suppression, Forward Error Connection, RTPC metrics, and Mean Opinion Scores – many times Communicator just does not make a good default choice for which device [...]

July 2010 Updates to Communicator and OCS (Cumulative Update 6)

There has been a new round of updates for Communicator 2007 R2, OCS 2007 R2, and OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat – known as Cumulative Update 6 (CU6).

** Sept 2, 2010 Update **: Microsoft has temporarily removed the Cumulative Update 6 (CU6) until an issue with the Response Group Service can be fixed. See News: Office [...]

Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 Update

There is a new (July 2010) update for Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2. KB article 969816 describes the issues that it fixes (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969816). The issues that this update addresses are below.
You can download the update here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=93062936-f216-4d97-aa13-105a20454322.
Note: Microsoft recommends that you uninstall all prior versions of Communicator Mobile before installing the new version.
Issues that this [...]

Managing the OCS 2007 R2 QoE and CDR Data

The Call Detail Record (CDR) and Quality of Experience (QoE) data available through the OCS 2007 R2 Monitoring Server role enables very good usage and quality of experience reporting.  This blog post covers how to estimate the size of the database, and how to manage the database data rentention and purge time.

1) QoE and CDR Database [...]

Microsoft MVP Award!

InsideOCS founder and main contributor Curtis Johnstone is pleased to announce that I have been presented with an 2010 Microsoft® MVP Award for my community contributions around Microsoft OCS!

Thanks to all the InsideOCS followers who have provided plenty of real world challenges and feedback through the resources I have made available. A special shout-out to [...]