Quick Facts on Configuring the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Client

If you are deploying the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Client, here are some quick facts that will help answer some basic questions:

1.   The Live Meeting 2007 client shares several settings with Microsoft Office Communicator. The specific registry key settings the two clients share is documented here. There are four settings which determine how the [...]

Office Communicator 2007 "Offline" Status Missing

A not-so-publicized, but highly visible feature change with Office Communicator 2007 is the inability for a user to set their status to “Offline”.  This was a commonly used status in previous instant messaging clients such as Windows Messenger and Office Communicator 2005.

If your user community requires the Offline status, there are 2 options:

1. You can [...]

Managing the Size of OCS 2007 Contact Lists

I was surprised to recently learn that the Presence functionality typically ranks #3 in bandwidth usage in most OCS 2007 deployments (behind Audio/Video and Application Sharing).  The simple act of updating Presence for a contact consumes negligible bandwidth, but when you are dealing with large contact lists (e.g. 200+ contacts) with Enhanced Presence, the aggregate [...]

Office Communicator Hotfixes

Microsoft Office Communicator hotfixes are not part of Windows Update, so it is important to find and deploy them through other means.

If you are upgrading to OCS 2005 from LCS 2005, and will have Office Communicator 2005 and 2007 clients coexisting, you should deploy Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 Hotfix KB 945573 (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942897). In addition to [...]