Integrating OCS 2007 R2 and Polycom Telepresence

A quick tip to anyone integrating the Polycom HDX 8000 video conferencing unit with Microsoft OCS 2007 R2.
When you create the OCS 2007 R2 user to be used for the Polycom HDX 8000 (aka Conference Room User), a key requirement is that this OCS 2007 R2 user CANNOT be fully enabled for Enhanced Presence (by [...]

Key Microsoft Communications Server “14″ Announcements at TechEd 2010

As TechEd 2010 in New Orleans unfolds this week, I’ll be updating this blog entry with the big announcements and significant developments with the next major release of OCS – code named Microsoft Communications Server (MCS) “14″.  I’ll focus on new announcements (for previously released information on MCS “14″, see this blog entry: Microsoft Announces Microsoft Communications [...]

How to Schedule a Communicator Conference with Communicator 2007 R2

There is a lot of functionality built into the Microsoft Office Live Meeting client, and frankly all that functionality can present a usability challenge for some users who are just trying to have a basic multi-party conference. For smaller meetings, and specifically where the primary need is an instant messaging, audio, or video conference, a [...]

January 2010 Updates for Live Meeting and the Live Meeting Conferencing Add-In (64-bit Now Available)

The January 2010 updates are available the Office Live Meeting Console and the Live Meeting Outlook Conferencing Add-In. Thanks to Aaron Tiensivu for catching this recent update to the Office Live Meeting Console and the Outlook Conferencing Add-In.

The Live Meeting Outlook Conferencing Add-In update makes available a 64-bit version which works with the 64-bit version [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Provisioning Office Communicator and Office Live Meeting

After OCS is deployed and the Office Communicator and Office Live Meeting clients are being rolled out to your users, the next question you will likely have is how do I configure the Communicator client for users so that it is tailored for my environment?  This can be a challenging task in an diverse environment.

Practically, [...]

September 2009 Updates Available for Office Live Meeting

New updates are available for the Office Live Meeting Console and the Live Meeting Outlook Conferencing Add-In.  Both updates replace version 8.0.6362.140 (which was the July 2009 update) with 8.0.6362.143.

The Live Meeting Console:

Download the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 client
Description of the Windows-based Live Meeting 2007 client update package: September 2009

This update addresses a problem [...]

Live Meeting Web Access Client

I have heard and read some confusion lately regarding the availability of a Microsoft Office Live Meeting Web Access client. To clarify, there is such a client, but it cannot be used for on-premise OCS deployments; only for the hosted Microsoft Office Online Live Meeting Service.

There are some key features not currently available in the [...]

Communicator, LiveMeeting, and Conferencing Flashcards (“Cool Tips and Quick Tricks for Using Microsoft Unified Communications”)

I recently looked at deck hardcopy of Microsoft UC (Communicator, Live Meeting, and Conferencing) Flash Cards. I wasn’t expecting much, but they were actually very well done: nicely formatted, easy to understand, and have client-side pictures to help end-users. They are described as “Cool Tips and Quick Tricks for Using Microsoft Unified Communications”.

These could be [...]