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December 17, 2009  11:45 PM

AltiGen Max Communications Server Gets Microsoft Seal of Approval



Posted by: Tony Bradley
AltiGen, contact center, gateway, Microsoft, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, PSTN, UC, Unified Communications

AltiGen Communications has successfully completed Microsoft's Open Interoperability Program (OIP) for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, becoming the first company to offer both an all-in-one...

October 19, 2009  2:56 AM

Designing a Resilient Microsoft Unified Communications Environment



Posted by: Tony Bradley
business continuity, disaster recovery, failover, Microsoft, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, redundancy, resiliency, UC, Unified Communications

As organizations move to unified communications it becomes imperative that disaster recovery and business continuity be incorporated into the design and implementation. In the event that a natural disaster or other catastrophe strike the primary data center, there needs to be a fall-back plan in...


October 19, 2009  2:45 AM

Forefront Security for OCS Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007



Posted by: Tony Bradley
malware, Management Pack, Microsoft, monitor, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, protection, SCOM 2007, Security, System Center Operation Manager

For organizations that rely on Microsoft unified communications, Forefront Security seems like a natural fit. With components to protect and secure Exchange, SharePoint, and Office Communications Server, as well as client endpoints, Forefront Security provides comprehensive protection for a...


October 11, 2009  3:43 AM

Sprint Rolls Out General Availability of SIP Trunking



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, SIP, SIP trunking, Sprint, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Sprint was one of the first SIP trunk providers certified with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS 2007 R2). Now it is expanding...

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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...


September 1, 2009  2:49 PM

Using Presence Effectively



Posted by: Tony Bradley
availability, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, presence, status, UC, Unified Communications

Presence is arguably the glue that makes unified communications work. It is Presence, the ability to determine the current status and availability of contacts, that enables users to communicate more efficiently. Presence can let you see who is available, what they are currently engaged in, and...


August 31, 2009  2:48 AM

Web Scheduler for Office Communications Server 2007 R2



Posted by: Tony Bradley
conference management, Exchange Server, invite, Live Meeting, meeting, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, schedule, Web Scheduler

Microsoft recently released Web Scheduler for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The Web Scheduler provides a web-based interface for conference management functions...


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 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...


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...


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