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 [...]

Provisioning OCS Users (and the AD msRTCSIP-OptionFlags Attribute)

If you are deploying OCS 2007 or 2077 R2, and especially if you are migrating from LCS 2005, you will want to be careful about setting the OCS AD attribute msRTCSIP-OptionFlags.  This is an important AD attribute which is typically set by manually enabling/disabling specific user features in the OCS Administrative Console, or programmatically through [...]

Differences between OCS Consolidated and Expanded Enterprise Pools

One of the goals of this blog is provide answers to important questions or issues that the public documentation does not clearly address. I recently encountered such an issue while trying to definitively determine the best OCS pool type in a relatively small deployment (about ~3500 users): Consolidated or Expanded.

The basic differences between Consolidated and [...]