Here is a great recap from the “Inside OCS” blog, I´ll do a follow up soon!
“1) A new version of Office Communications Server (likely to be called OCS 2010). Here are the highlights:
- Capable of being a full PBX replacement (another step in Microsoft’s software powered telephony vision).
- New “Branch Survivability” features (more branch availability options besides deploying more servers).
- Emergency 911 support.
- PSTN Failover.
- Analog Device Support.
- Remote Call Control will be deprecated (existing RCC deployments will likely be able to upgrade and be supported).
- There will likely be a new ‘Voice CAL’ (Client Access License) for users to access the new enterprise-voice features.
2) A new version Office Communicator (code-named “14” right-now).
- Visit http://blog.insideocs.com/2009/12/29/ocs-in-2010-the-uc-14-wave/ for more info!
3) New OCS Server and Client Development SDK’s:
- A set of fully supported (not just samples) Communicator controls in WPF and Silverlight.
- UCMA 3.0 will be a server-side API with workflow activities.
- Much more information is available in Chris Mayo’s PDC session (see below).
- An Early Adopter Program is available if you are interested in getting an early look at the SDKs.”