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August 31, 2008  8:31 PM

Microsoft and the ‘Magic Quadrant’



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Gartner, IP PBX, Magic Quadrant, Microsoft, NoJitter.com, OCS 2007, telephony, UC, Unified Communications

Those who follow technology trends in business are probably familiar with the coveted Gartner Magic Quadrants. What has shocked many in the communications arena is that Gartner recently added a new player to their Magic Quadrant for corporate telephony- Microsoft. Microsoft is well known in many...

August 23, 2008  1:19 PM

The OCS Director Role



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Director, Edge, Evangelyze Communications, Mediation, Microsoft, Mike Stacey, OCS 2007, UC, Unified Communications

Those familiar with Microsoft Unified Communications and how to deploy and configure Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 are likely familiar with the Edge and Mediation roles. The OCS Edge server allows external or public access to the OCS 2007 resources, and the Mediation server 'mediates'...


June 30, 2008  2:42 PM

Filtering Contacts for OCS 2007



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Active Directory, contacts, EC, Evangelyze Communications, filter, LDAP, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, UC, Unified Communications

For most organizations, the fact that OCS 2007 can pull the contacts from Active Director is not a problem. However, situations can arise in larger companies with separate subsidiaries where one group is deploying OCS and another isn't, or where multiple organizations within the company are...


June 30, 2008  3:29 AM

Cutting Edge Microsoft UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
hyper-v, Microsoft, new global telecom, ngt, OCS 2007, SIP, UC, UCC, Unified Communications, Virtualization, VoIP

Microsoft has put a fair amount of marketing muscle into their Unified Communications offering. Many organizations are busy architecting, deploying, and implementing the various components- Exchange Server 2007, Office Communications Server 2007, the OCS 2007 Mediation Server, etc. The standard,...


June 5, 2008  2:42 PM

Planning Capacity and Bandwidth for OCS 2007



Posted by: Tony Bradley
bandwidth, calculator, capacity, Director of Professional Services, Evangelyze, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, UC, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

One of the most important factors in a successful VoIP or unified communications implementation is ensuring that adequate server processing horsepower and network bandwidth exist to handle the load. Streaming audio and video are less tolerant of latency and packet fragmentation, and the...


May 31, 2008  12:47 PM

Microsoft Brings UC to Mac



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze, Joe Schurman, Mac, Mac Messenger 7.0, Microsoft, OCS, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, Office Communications Server 2007, UC, UCC, Unified Communications

If you are a Mac user, as an ever-increasing percentage of you seem to be, you may be feeling left out of the unified communications revolution. As Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, IBM, and a host of smaller players all vie to establish their share of the UC pie, the Mac operating system has been largely...


May 12, 2008  3:33 PM

OCS 2007 R2



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, OCS 2007, OCS 2009, Office Communications Server, Q4, R2, release, UCC, Unified Communications, update

There is a rumor in the blogosphere that Microsoft may release an update to Office Communications Server 2007 this fall. The next major release of Office Communications Server is expected to be OCS 2009. However, according to at least one...

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