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November 17, 2008  4:00 PM

Comodo Offers 3-year Certificates for Microsoft UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
certificate, Comodo, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007, SSL, UC, Unified Communications

While it is possible to build a Microsoft unified communications infrastructure using only private certificates generated internally, it greatly handicaps the effectiveness of the UC environment. In order to communicate with devices connected outside of the network- including laptops of employees...

October 25, 2008  2:22 AM

Coming Soon: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server 2007, UC, Unified Communications

Microsoft's Unified Communications team has been hard at work on the next major release of Office Communications Server 2007. With the product now in limited Beta testing, Microsoft announced some of the features we can look forward to in the next version of OCS 2007. Two of the biggest features of...


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 31, 2008  12:24 PM

Monitoring OCS Certificate Expiration



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

Certificates are a key component of enabling communications between the various components of Microsoft UCC implementation. The OCS server maintains certificates with the various servers in order to facilitate secure communications. Having the certificates expire unexpectedly means losing...


March 25, 2008  4:26 AM

Microsoft Introduces ‘Roundtable’



Posted by: Tony Bradley
LiveMeeting, Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007, RoundTable, UCC, Unified Communications

Conference calls don't always suffice for getting business done. It's great to get multiple parties on the phone sharing ideas and collaborating on a common goal, but sometimes you need visual...


March 12, 2008  3:18 AM

IBM Pledges $1 Billion Investment in Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IBM, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, SIP, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Not wanting to be left out of the next big wave in network / office communications, IBM this week announced that they have earmarked $1 Billion (With a 'B'. The one with 9 zeros after it) for internal development...


March 12, 2008  3:12 AM

Microsoft and Nortel Strengthen UC Partnership



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, SIP, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Officially, Microsoft and Nortel have been buddies on the Unified Communications front for over a year and a half. Prior to now, however, the partnership was more rhetoric and lip...


March 1, 2008  4:41 AM

Microsoft and Cisco Fight For UC Dominance



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

When unified communications was still but a gleam in the eye of its creators, Microsoft and Cisco became mortal enemies jockeying for supremacy. At one point, they shook hands and promised to play nice, but now that seems more like some sort of calculated attempt at gaining inside knowledge on each...


March 1, 2008  4:35 AM

Due Diligence For Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Unified Communications is the hot "technology" right now. Replacing plain vanilla VoIP solutions, the buzz is all about taking that VoIP deployment, tying it together with email, fax, instant messaging, conferencing, etc. to create a unified communications infrastructure that will revolutionize the...


March 1, 2008  4:30 AM

Outsourcing Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, UCC, Unified Communications, Virtualization, VoIP

Taking the plunge and moving from traditional communications into the world of unified communications is not without its learning curve and price tag. It doesn't have to break the bank per se. You can analyze the needs of the company and the existing communications infrastructure and come up with a...


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