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October, 2009


October 31, 2009  4:01 PM

Google Wave Isn’t All Sunshine and Lollipops



Posted by: Tony Bradley
collaboration, Google, Google Wave, instant messaging, real-time, UC, Unified Communications

OK. I swear that I am not anti-Google or anti-Google Wave, and I promise not to repeatedly bash Google Wave. In all honesty, I couldn't wait to get my Wave invitation and I am still very excited to jump in and see what its all about. My

October 30, 2009  12:32 PM

Facetime Adds Sophos AV Protection to Unified Security Gateway



Posted by: Tony Bradley
antivirus, Facebook, facetime, malicious, malware, Security, Sophos, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications, Unified Security Gateway, USG, Web 2.0

Facetime is a respected name in unified communications security. Its Unified Security Gateway, or USG 3.0, appliance allows enterprise administrators to control the web sites and applications that can be accessed by users, as well as monitoring and filtering content for Web 2.0 communications such...


October 30, 2009  4:11 AM

Google Wave Underwhelming



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Google Wave, UC, Unified Communications

You know that anticlimactic feeling you get when something doesn't quite live up to the hype? Like when you tried to avoid seeing the movie Titanic because a Leonardo DiCaprio love story...


October 28, 2009  4:21 AM

Unified Communications? There Is No App for That



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, iPhone, Microsoft, Office Communicator Mobile, UC, Unified Communications, Windows Mobile 6.5

OK. To be fair, there are iPhone apps related to unified communications, and even an iPhone app which provides rudimentary integration with Microsoft Office Communicator. The point, however, is that as popular and as functional as the iPhone is it still has some catching up to do in order to be a...


October 22, 2009  4:33 AM

Free Unified Communications Security Webinar



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Aberdeen Research, Compliance, Security, Sipera Systems, smart phones, UC, Unified Communications, webinar, wi-fi, Wireless

If you're free next Wednesday, October 28, you should mark your calendar and plan on attending The Final Frontier: Secure Unified...

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October 19, 2009  2:56 AM

Designing a Resilient Microsoft Unified Communications Environment



Posted by: Tony Bradley
business continuity, disaster recovery, failover, Microsoft, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, redundancy, resiliency, UC, Unified Communications

As organizations move to unified communications it becomes imperative that disaster recovery and business continuity be incorporated into the design and implementation. In the event that a natural disaster or other catastrophe strike the primary data center, there needs to be a fall-back plan in...


October 19, 2009  2:45 AM

Forefront Security for OCS Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007



Posted by: Tony Bradley
malware, Management Pack, Microsoft, monitor, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, protection, SCOM 2007, Security, System Center Operation Manager

For organizations that rely on Microsoft unified communications, Forefront Security seems like a natural fit. With components to protect and secure Exchange, SharePoint, and Office Communications Server, as well as client endpoints, Forefront Security provides comprehensive protection for a...


October 16, 2009  2:35 PM

Tech Data Adds Unified Communications and Security to Portfolio



Posted by: Tony Bradley
network security, Tech Data, UC, Unified Communications, unified communications security

If you ask me, Tech Data is coming a little late to the party, but better late than never. Tech data announced that it is adding a unified communications and a network security business unit to...


October 11, 2009  3:43 AM

Sprint Rolls Out General Availability of SIP Trunking



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, SIP, SIP trunking, Sprint, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Sprint was one of the first SIP trunk providers certified with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS 2007 R2). Now it is expanding...

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October 8, 2009  3:45 AM

Outlook Mobile Enhancements with Exchange 2010



Posted by: Tony Bradley
conversation, Exchange 2010, ignore, nicknames, Outlook Mobile, voicemail transcript, Windows Mobile 6.1, Windows Mobile 6.5

I have been using the Technical Preview of Microsoft Office 2010 for a few months now and I have to say I like it. I am particularly fond of the changes in Outlook like the ability to view by conversation-- which includes all messages in the thread inbound and outbound-- as well as the ability to...


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