Finally! Why has it taken so long to support OCS 2007 R2 on Windows Server 2008? I have no idea!
However, now it’s supported…but don´t expect to upgrade to R2 without problems.
Microsoft Support KB982021
Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Office Communications Server 2007 or Live Communications Server 2005 does not work correctly after you upgrade a domain controller to Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system Microsoft KB982020
Tonight’s Webcast Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Audio Conferencing Deep Dive (Level 300) will be availible here: http://bit.ly/bonqUQ. Dennis L. Thomsen did a great presentation, congratulation on presenting your first Webcast! Dennis is OCS MVP and you can find him at http://msgoodies.blogspot.com/
I asked Dennis of the prefered implementation (ACP replacement) method, his answer is “rip and replace”. I´ll just say: end-user training!
It´s my opinion that the no.1 reason for a OCS project failing is poor interaction with the users, mapping the business needs to the technical solution and training end users. Feedback is so important. Working at UClarity, I get a chance to see the results of end-user experience surveys. It´s interesting reading in many ways.
According to Dennis, many companies have their entire OCS project financed (in about 6 months) by the cost saving the make on replacing the old dial-in conferencing system (ACP) with OCS 2007 R2 dial-in conferencing.
A few links on dial-in conferencing:
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Quick Reference for Dial-in Conferencing
What is Dial-in Audio Conferencing?
Want to try Microsoft UC for free (60 days trial)?
- Instant Messaging, Peer-to-Peer Voice/Video communications powered by Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 R2, including desktop sharing and federation with Microsoft.
- Advanced email, calendaring and Unified Messaging powered by Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010.
Microsoft has gathered a series of webcasts in Unified Communications: Control Your Infrastructure
“Discover how unified communications solutions from Microsoft, such as Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, deliver streamlined communications for your users. Learn how users can experience enhanced voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications, Web conferencing, and enterprise instant messaging from their PCs, regardless of their location”
I´ve signed up for the following Webcasts (please notice that as the date of the webcast is passed, the link will no longer work and you will find the recored webcasts here: http://bit.ly/bonqUQ
TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Audio Conferencing Deep Dive (Level 300)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 11:00 A.M.–12:30 P.M. Pacific Time
Yes! Today I successfully wrote the 70-662 Exchange exam. I´m very satisfied with scoring 930. I´ll recharge my batteries and study towards 70-663 (Designing Exchange 2010). Happy day 🙂
Skills Measured :
- Installing and Configuring Exchange Servers (15 percent)
- Configuring Exchange Recipients and Public Folders (14 percent)
- Configuring Client Access (15 percent)
- Configuring Message Transport (15 percent)
- Monitoring and Reporting (13 percent)
- Implementing High Availability and Recovery (15 percent)
- Configuring Message Compliance and Security (13 percent)
Presence Integration Between IM Applications and 2007 Microsoft Office SystemThis document describes how an instant messaging (IM) application is integrated with Microsoft Office 2007 to provide Presence, IM, as well as call and conferencing features
The Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Group Policy Field Guide uses clear explanations and practical examples to illustrate how and why you would use a policy in your organization
This download includes all available updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway
This poster gives you a visual of the different Communications Server 2007 R2 workloads, including how certificate requirements and DNS and firewall configuration come into play
This document describes the requirements and processes for activating and provisioning public instant messaging (IM) connectivity
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IBM Lotus Live
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