July 2012 Updates to OCS 2007 R2

There were some updates released yesterday for Microsoft OCS 2007 R2.

I haven’t had a chance to look at them in detail, but they all look mostly related to the Group Chat functionality:

Group Chat Server (KB 2728998):  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2728998
Group Chat Administration Tool (KB 2728997):  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2728997
Group Chat Client (KB 2735021):  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2735021

These updates bring the build number up to [...]

Saving OCS User Settings Before a Lync Migration

During an OCS to Lync migration, existing OCS user settings, including user policies, are transitioned to Lync when the OCS pool is merged into the Lync deployment and OCS users are migrated from their home OCS pool to the Lync pool.

In many cases it is helpful to ensure that this transition was done properly and [...]

April 2012 OCS 2007 R2 Updates Available

In case you missed it, yesterday new updates were released for Microsoft OCS 2007 R2.

The NextHop write-up does a good job detailing all the issues that are addressed: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Updates Now Available: April 2012.

The two noteworthy updates from my perspective are:

Microsoft push notification messages are not delivered to Lync mobile clients

This [...]

Migrating your OCS Federated Partner Settings to Lync

During the edge migration stage of an OCS to Lync migration, you will likely need to re-establish existing OCS federated partner settings on the new Lync Edge pool.

If you have previously established direct federation connections between OCS and many federated partners that you explicitly allow, the thought of having to manually re-enter these federation settings [...]

Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available

Details posted on InsideLync: Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available for more information.

Quick Tip – External Contacts with Lync Coexistence

I was involved in a recent Lync migration where a new Lync pool was deployed side-by-side with an OCS 2007 R2 pool. Several pilot users were moved to the new Lync pool and the OCS 2007 R2 edge server was still being used for external Lync and OCS user services.

Everything worked as planned except the [...]

Microsoft Lync Remote PowerShell Administration

A new post on InsideLync.com – Microsoft Lync Remote PowerShell Administration (http://blog.insidelync.com/2011/08/remote-lync-powershell-administration/).

New RoundTable Firmware Upgrade

A new firmware update for the Microsoft RoundTable was released on June 15, 2011.

You can download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17500.  It is just over 18 Mb.

The list of issues it addresses can be found in KB article 2559123: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2559123.