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October 3, 2009  4:05 AM

Microsoft Unleashes More Comprehensive IM Connectivity



Posted by: Tony Bradley
AIM, Google Talk, instant messaging, Jabber, Microsoft, OCS, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, PIC, Public IM Connectivity, Windows Live Messenger, XMPP Gateway, Yahoo Instant Messenger

Organizations using Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS 2007) have a powerful instant messaging tool with Office Communicator and Communicator Mobile. Federation allows different organizations running OCS to link up so that the users in each entity can see each other's presence and communicate...

August 29, 2009  2:15 AM

Enabling Brings OCS to the College Classroom



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Blackboard, Blackboard Academic Suite, Enabling Technologies, OCS, Office Communications Server, Office Communicator, presence, UC, Unified Communications

Colleges and universities across the country use the Blackboard Academic Suite to allow students and faculty to engage and collaborate virtually. Enabling Technologies is helping to expand the functionality of Blackboard and provide more effective...


August 27, 2009  1:29 PM

SIP Trunks Gain Appeal in a Down Economy



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Adam Boone, JaJah, Microsoft, OCS, OCS 2007 R2, SIP trunking, Sipera Systems, UC, Unified Communications

SIP trunking has been a very hot technology in 2009- thanks in no small part to Office Communications Server 2007 R2. In fact, Microsoft shook the SIP trunking world up again recently with


June 27, 2009  12:53 PM

Resistance is Futile



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, instant messaging, linkedin, OCS, Office Communications Server, Social networking, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications

You will be assimilated (for those perhaps not as nerdy as me- that is a Star Trek reference to The Borg). That is sort of how new technologies work. Instant messaging went from IRC (Internet Relay Chat) used primarily by...


May 8, 2009  2:42 AM

Microsoft Makes Communicator Mobile Available For Java



Posted by: Tony Bradley
communicator, Communicator Mobile, Communicator Mobile for Java, OCS, Office Communications Server, UC

One of the promises of unified communications is the ability to reach people when and how you need to. Microsoft Office Communicator provides presence, instant messaging, and other capabilities for desktops, and Microsoft extends that functionality to the Windows Mobile platform with Office...


April 20, 2009  3:17 AM

SmartSIP – So Simple a Kid Can Understand It



Posted by: Tony Bradley
direct SIP trunking, Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, OCS, OCS 2007 R2, SmartSIP, Unified Communications

One of  the most anticipated innovations in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 was the introduction of the ability to connect OCS directly to a SIP trunk. One caveat to that excitement was...


April 9, 2009  2:19 AM

BT Extends UC Functionality with Finder



Posted by: Tony Bradley
BT, Finder, Microsoft, OCS, UC, Unified Communications, voice

BT, a leading global IT consultancy and service provider and a key partner for Microsoft Unified Communications, has developed an innovative new tool that extends the functionality of Microsoft Office Communications Server.


April 4, 2009  1:36 PM

Death of the Desk Phone



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cost savings, desk phone, Gurdeep Singh Pall, Microsoft, OCS, Office Communications Server, UC, Unified Communications, Voicecon 2009

At Voicecon 2009 in Orlando last week, Microsoft's Gurdeep Singh Pall, vice president of the unified communications group, pointed out that the desk phone is a 'dead man walking'. Organizations spend an average...


March 16, 2009  6:07 PM

Microsoft OCS 2010 Will Eliminate PBX



Posted by: Tony Bradley
OCS, OCS 2007, ocs 2010, Office Communications Server, PBX, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

If you have been following unified communications and the evolution of Microsoft's Office Communications Server, it is probably not a surprise to you to learn that Microsoft intends for the next major release of Office Communications Server to entirely eliminate the need for an enterprise to have a...


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...


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