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December 30, 2008  1:57 PM

OCS 2007 R2 Coming Soon



Posted by: Tony Bradley
launch event, Microsoft, OCS 2007, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, webcast

Microsoft will be rolling out the latest incarnation of Office Communications Server soon. Rather than doing a live event or multiple live events across the country, Microsoft is doing the official unveiling of OCS 2007...

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December 26, 2008  4:57 AM

What To Look For in a UC SaaS Provider



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, Response Point, SaaS, software-as-a-service, UC, Unified Communications

For small businesses, there are cost-effective options like Microsoft's Response Point which meet the communications needs pretty well. Large businesses can invest in enterprise-class unified communicaions platforms such as Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 and the rest of the Microsoft...


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...


November 22, 2008  6:18 AM

Evangelyze Communications SmartChat



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, Response Point, SmartChat, SmartVoIP, UC, Unified Communications

Recently at VoiceCon Evangelyze Communications announced their SmartVoIP solution which enables customers to bridge Microsoft Office Communications Server and Microsoft's small and medium business...


November 13, 2008  2:07 PM

Evangelyze Communications Announces SmartVoIP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Joe Schurman, Microsoft, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, Quintum, Response Point, SmartVoIP, VoiceCon

Many companies are exploring and implementing unified communications. One problem that has faced certain industries though is how to deal with scattered branch offices. Industries like banking, insurance, investing, real estate, and more often have a central headquarters, and several remote branch...


October 30, 2008  9:41 PM

Aspect Unified IP 6.6 Introduces Microsoft UC Integration



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Aspect, call center, integration, Microsoft, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, presence, UC, Unified Communications, Unified IP

Back in June I wrote a post about the newly formed partnership between Aspect Software and Microsoft. Aspect was already an established leader in providing IP-based solutions for call...


September 28, 2008  4:05 AM

Video Conference Via SmartPhone



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Callwave, Cisco, CUCM, Fuze, iPhone, Microsoft, OCS 2007, smartphone, streaming video, Video conferencing

Throw away your excuses. You won't be missing any more meetings. As long as you have your mobile phone, you will only be a click away. CallWave is rolling out the Beta version of FUZE which, according to a...

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September 20, 2008  4:23 AM

RIM Introduces Blackberry Support for OCS 2007



Posted by: Tony Bradley
BlackBerry, OCS 2007, RIM, UC, Unified Communications

I give credit to Palm for bringing the concept of the personal digital assistant (PDA) to the masses. Research in Motion (RIM) however introduced the revolution of integrating the PDA functionality with a mobile phone which can almost be said to be the beginning of unified communications. Well,...


August 31, 2008  8:41 PM

Determining Number of Users for OCS Front End



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacey, OCS 2007, SQL query, UC, Unified Communications

For capacity and scaling purposes, there may come a time when you need to determine how many users are connecting to a given OCS front end. As Mike Stacey of Evangelyze Communications points out in


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