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 [...]

Mobile Options for OCS and Communicator

December 9, 2011 Update: The server-side bits for the new Lync mobility functionality are available. See Lync 2010 Mobility Service and Documentation Available. The Lync clients for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Mobile 7 will be released shortly.

November 17, 2010 Update:  Microsoft announced at the Lync Launch event that a Lync client for 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 [...]

OCS R2 SIP Trunking

If you have never heard of SIP Trunking, here is a quick high level explanation. OCS R2 includes support for SIP Trunking, and in a nutshell this allows OCS R2, and therefore your R2 users, to have voice interoperability with the public phone system (PSTN) without any IP-PSTN gateways or other PBX equipment. A SIP [...]

Audio and Video Client Issues with Live Meeting

The root cause of Office Live Meeting audio and video issues typically fall into one of these categories: Network conditions, Client side specific issues, or problems on the OCS server. While network conditions are often assumed to be the culprit, many end-user client factors like audio and video device drivers can equally affect audio and video [...]

Web Based OCS Office Live Meeting Management Tool

Many people are not aware, but Microsoft has a free tool (officially categorized as a resource kit tool), called the Office Communications Server 2007 Web Scheduler (

August 20, 2009 Update: OCS 2007 R2 – Web Scheduler Now Available for Download. The OCS Web Scheduler now works for R2 is has been released as a web [...]

Updated Live Meeting Client and Outlook Add-in

Microsoft released an update to the Live Meeting client, and to the Live Meeting Add-in for Outlook on December 19, 2008. It addresses some issues that were commonplace in many deployments. You may have missed the update because they are not part of Windows Update. A full list of the issues addressed is detailed here: [...]