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June 30, 2008  2:32 PM

Integrating Avaya with Microsoft UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Avaya, integration, Microsoft, ROI, UC, UCC, Unified Communications

One of the promises of unified communications, particularly Microsoft Unified Communications, is the ability to leverage the existing telecommunications infrastructure. Selling UC to upper management and proving the ROI is significantly more difficult if it means ripping out and disposing of the...

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...


June 5, 2008  2:33 AM

A Look at Aastra’s Response Point System



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Aastra, Allen Miller, D-Link, Microsoft, Quanta, Response Point, SIP, Syspine, UC, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Microsoft's Response Point phone system will have a third hardware provider very soon. Quanta (Syspine) and D-Link have already been providing Response Point base units and phones, and now the long awaited Aastra phone system is...


May 31, 2008  1:28 PM

D-Link Takes on Cisco for UC Switching



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, D-Link, Microsoft, Response Point, Switches, UC, UCC, Unified Communications

D-Link, an established name in consumer wired and wireless networking, is targeting rival Cisco to deliver switching solutions for unified communications. D-Link is one of the primary partners with Microsoft for...


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...


May 22, 2008  8:57 PM

ITC Overturns Microsoft Victory Over Alcatel-Lucent



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Alcatel-Lucent, International Trade Commission, ITC, lawsuit, Microsoft, patent, UC, UCC, unified communication

Microsoft is heavily invested in unified communications and they have developed a fair amount of proprietary tools and technologies- many of which they hold patents for. They filed a lawsuit against Alcatel-Lucent for infringing on 4 of their unified communications patents, and originally...


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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May 10, 2008  12:38 PM

Microsoft OCS Meets Blackberry



Posted by: Tony Bradley
BlackBerry, Microsoft, Mobile, OCS, Office Commmunications Server, UC, UCC, Unified Communications

The Palm Pilot started the handheld PIM (Personal Information Manager) trend, but the RIM (Research In Motion) Blackberry handheld is the device that revolutionized information management by merging it with a mobile phone and incorporating enterprise email on the go. Unified communications seeks to...


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