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August 16, 2009  3:54 AM

OCS 2007 R2 Adds Ability to Display Caller Name



Posted by: Tony Bradley
caller id, caller info, Evangelyze Communications, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server

On our home phones and mobile phones we more or less take it for granted that the Caller ID will display the name of the person or organization calling in addition to the originating phone number. In fact, many people simply refuse to answer calls from "Unknown Caller" and let them go to voicemail...

April 20, 2009  2:41 AM

Microsoft Unified Communications Virtual User Group



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, SmartSIP, UCVUG, Unified Communications, Unified Communications Virtual User Group

What exemplifies the spirit of unified communications more than a virtual user group? The Microsoft Unified Communications Virtual User Group (UCVUG) has been established with the stated purpose "to provide resources, education, and collaboration to professionals...


March 19, 2009  12:51 AM

SmartSIP Provides Exciting Possibilities for OCS 2007 R2



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, IP PBX, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007 R2, PBX, SIP trunking, SmartChat, SmartSIP, SmartVoIP, VoIP

When Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS 2007 R2) was unveiled in February of this year, it signaled the beginning of the end for the PBX or IP PBX. That is just my opinion I...


February 14, 2009  3:52 AM

OCS 2007 R2 Not Yet a PBX-Killer…Or Is It?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, PBX, SIP trunking, SmartSIP

At least that is the verdict of this SearchVoIP article by Michael Morisy. I do agree that the recent R2 release of Microsoft Office Communications Server is not...


February 6, 2009  2:23 PM

Finding Tools in OCS 2007 R2



Posted by: Tony Bradley
64-bit, admin tools, Evangelyze Communications, Mike Stacy, OCS, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, Windows Server 2008

Earlier this week Microsoft launched Office Communications Server 2007 R2. OCS 2007 R2 brings a plethora of new features and capabilities to the powerful OCS 2007 unified communications platform, but also...


February 3, 2009  9:21 PM

Understanding OCS 2007 R2 Licensing



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, licensing, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server

This morning Microsoft held a virtual launch event on the Web to officially unveil the new Office Communications Server 2007 R2. R2 has a whole slew of new features and functions and represents a big leap in the capabilities of OCS, but we'll talk about that another time. The focus of this post...


February 1, 2009  8:41 PM

Introducing OCS 2007 R2



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, PBX, R2, ShoreTel

Microsoft is hosting an official launch event for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, but the actual RTM code is already available. After testing the OCS 2007 R2 Beta for the past few months and deploying it...


January 16, 2009  2:54 PM

Direct SIP with OCS 2007 R2



Posted by: Tony Bradley
direct SIP, Evangelyze Communications, Global Crossing, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server

In a few short weeks Microsoft will officially release Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS 2007) R2. R2 represents a big step forward in the evolution of Microsoft's voice and unified communications platform and a significant evolution toward software-powered voice (eliminating the PBX or IP PBX...


December 23, 2008  8:43 PM

.NET Framework Update Causes OCS 2007 Communication Issues



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Exchange, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, UC, Unified Communications

Part of the value of unified communications- in fact a big part- is the unified part. With a Microsoft Unified Communications implementation, the Office Communications Server (OCS 2007) has to be able to communicate with the Exchange Server for a variety of converged communications reasons. One...


November 22, 2008  6:32 AM

Connecting Cisco to Microsoft OCS



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, CUCM, Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, SIP, UC, Unified Communications

According to a recent Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Unified Communications, Microsoft, Cisco, and Nortel are the industry leaders in terms of both innovation and the ability to actually deliver that innovation to customers. Nortel and Microsoft have an intimate partnership through their ICA...


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