Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business.

When? Wednesday, February 27th 8 am PDT and 5 pm PDT Why Attend? • Learn how the new Office 365 can help people do their best work in a world of devices and services • Hear customers talk about how Office 365 is transforming the way they deliver productivity tools across their organization • See how Office 365 delivers new experiences combining the power of social with collaboration, email and unified communications • Join in a live Q&A with Microsoft executives and product experts Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://www.andersonpatricio.ca http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese) Twitter: @apatricio

Office Web Apps Server – Configuring the server

Hola Hermanos! strike is over and the life goes on in the heart of Argentina’s capital) In Today’s post we are going over the steps to configure the Office Web Apps Server and the configuration has no GUI, everything is done at PowerShell level however the configuration is really simple, just a few cmdlets and you will be all set to configure the integration on your favorite products: Exchange 2013, Lync 2013 and SharePoint 2013. It is possible to configure HTTP however for the sake of security let’s configure the certificates that we installed yesterday. Our first step is to … Continue reading Office Web Apps Server – Configuring the server

Office Web Apps Server – Configuring Certificates

Buenos días hermanos (Live from Buenos Aires Today even with the Transit Public strike over here ) In Today’s post we are going to continue our journey to configure Office Web Apps Server towards the integration with Lync and Exchange Server 2013. Last post we installed the server and its language packs, you can check it out here: Office Web Apps Server – Installing on Windows Server 2012 http://msmvps.com/blogs/andersonpatricio/archive/2012/11/13/office-web-apps-server-installing-on-windows-server-2012.aspx A few key points about the digital certificates and Office Web Apps, as follows: If using an internal CA download the certificate in base-64 format If using an internal CA use … Continue reading Office Web Apps Server – Configuring Certificates

Download Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Preview

Microsoft® Lync® 2013 is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, HD video, and conferencing, and eliminates the need to use a VPN for encryption. Lync 2013 supports HD video conferencing and takes advantage of Windows 8 “touch first” capabilities to provide fast, natural, hands-on control of communications. To evaluate Lync Server 2013 Preview’s new features, you need the Lync 2013 client application. Download Lync 2013 Preview as part of Office 365 ProPlus … Continue reading Download Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Preview

How to use extensions for incoming calls in Lync Server 2010

Hi folks, In this post we are going over a couple of points that you should be aware when using extensions with Lync and I hope it can help you to solve some incoming calls issues when using Lync and extensions at user level when using a Media Gateway. Lync and E.164 recomendation… Microsoft recommendation is to use E.164 when assigning numbers on Lync which means a regular phone in Toronto 416-333-6666 would be something like tel:+14163336666 using E.164. We can also take advantage of extensions using a single main number to all users and that can be done easily … Continue reading How to use extensions for incoming calls in Lync Server 2010

What’s new in Microsoft Lync IM and Presence

Office Communicator Wave 14 – Now officially called “Microsoft Lync” – has a wealth of new features around Contacts, Contact Search and Presence. Join Alex Hehmeyer as he demonstrates the new Contact Card, Skill Search, Contact Pictures, Location in Presence, Office2010 Integration points and more! Watch it out at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/edge/Ff945192(MSDN.10)?query=1 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Free Instructor-Led Training for OCS

Hi folks, The OCS Communicator team blogged about two free training for Live Meeting and OCS Communicator (Introduction). It’s a high level training to introduce the basic features of both products. Check them out: Office Communicator https://events.livemeeting.com/967/15027/reg.aspx?pc=05 Live Meeting http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/livemeeting/HA102429721033.aspx Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

MS IT Showcase: UC Deliviers a scalable, consolidated, and manageable communication experience

Hi folks, Nice Microsoft IT Showcase video about Unified Communications. Unified Communications at Microsoft supports over 40,000 users. Multiple communications tools such as e-mail, Instant Messaging, voice mail, voice, and presence are delivered in a unified experience which is available anywhere. Because multiple and disparate communication systems have been consolidated and in sourced onto a single solution, the ability to manage and measure the environment is enhanced. Check the video out at http://edge.technet.com/Media/Unified-Communications-Delivers-a-Scalable-Consolidated-and-Manageable-Communication-Experience/ Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio Technorati : Collaboration, Exchange, MS IT Showcase, OCS, UC Del.icio.us : Collaboration, Exchange, MS IT Showcase, OCS, UC Zooomr : … Continue reading MS IT Showcase: UC Deliviers a scalable, consolidated, and manageable communication experience

Script: Integrating OCS and OWA in Exchange Server 2010

Hi folks, I’m working on an integration article between OCS and OWA and during my time writing all those process I realized that a script may be handy for some administrators. The idea is really simple, the administrator will run the script (I named it as IMEXIntegration.ps1) and the script will list and ask you about the proper OCS Front End/Pool and that’s it. In the background the script will perform all those tasks. The script in action can be seen in the figure below. The only information required is the OCS Front End/Pool name, and all changes that will … Continue reading Script: Integrating OCS and OWA in Exchange Server 2010

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Workload Architecture Poster

This poster of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 describes the traffic flow of protocols and ports used in each workload. Communications Server 2007 R2 supports the following workloads: IM and Presence, Conferencing, Application Sharing, and Enterprise Voice. These filtered views can assist you in architecting your deployment of Communications Server 2007 R2. The different server roles are described along with server certificate requirements. Firewall and DNS configuration requirements are also described. Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=af2c17cb-207c-4c52-8811-0aca6dfadc94 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio Technorati : OCS 2007 R2, Workload Architecture Poster Del.icio.us : OCS 2007 R2, Workload Architecture Poster Zooomr : … Continue reading Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Workload Architecture Poster