Exchange Server 2007 will be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2

Hi Folks, If you are planning to upgrade your entire infrastructure to Windows Server 2008 R2, then Exchange Server 2007 (in case you still have it :)) won’t be an issue. Today, it was posted a note about that in the MSExchangeTeam, as follows: We always talk about listening to customers and sometimes this is written off by many as ‘marketing speak’. In fact, we do take feedback seriously and no input is more important to our engineering processes than your voice. Earlier this year we made a decision in one direction, and due to the feedback we have received … Continue reading Exchange Server 2007 will be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2

How to broadcast a message from OCS console

Hi folks, In this post I’m going over the process to broadcast a message using LCScmd to all OCS users. Sometimes you want to warn all users that a server is going down and you can do that in several different sending messages, instant messages and etc. In this post I will go over the process to send a broadcast message to all logged users on OCS. The first step is make sure that the user that is going to run the LCScmd utility belongs to the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group. Second step is to open the command promtp and go to … Continue reading How to broadcast a message from OCS console

OCS 2007 R2 Deploying Certificates document Availabe

Hi folks, The OCS Team has just blogged about a new document that covers the Certificate Deployment in OCS 2007 R2. It’s worth while to read. Download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e9f86f96-aa09-4dca-9088-f64b4f01c703 Cheers, Anderson Patricio Technorati : Certificates, OCS 2007 R2 Del.icio.us : Certificates, OCS 2007 R2 Zooomr : Certificates, OCS 2007 R2 Flickr : Certificates, OCS 2007 R2

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Web Scheduler

Web Scheduler is a 64-bit tool for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides a Web-based alternative to the add-in for the Microsoft Outlook messaging and collaboration client for the purpose of scheduling a meeting using Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It also provides a browser-based conference management experience that includes operations such as: Scheduling a new Live Meeting conference or conference call. Viewing and modifying details of an existing conference. Listing all existing user schedules of a Microsoft Office conference. Deleting an existing conference. Sending an e-mail invitation to conference participants by using a configured SMTP mail server. … Continue reading Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Web Scheduler

Announcing The Office Communications Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer

Hello folks, Do you remember Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer (https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/)? Well, now we have a similar tool for OCS as well, check this out: https://www.testocsconnectivity.com/ Summary: Following on the heels of success of the Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer (created by Shawn McGrath and Brad Hughes), Premal Gandhi (UC Support Escalation Engineer), Matthew Fresoli (Supportability Program Manager) and Jason Stine (Senior Lead Program Manager) have been busy designing and writing a complimentary tool: The Office Communications Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer. The tool is available at https://www.TestOcsConnectivity.com Overview: The Office Communications Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer is a web site for IT … Continue reading Announcing The Office Communications Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Site Resiliency White Paper

Using backup and restoration procedures for site disaster recovery as described in the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation library topic Backup and Restoration, can entail some downtime for users. This white paper describes a site resiliency solution for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The solution includes an Enterprise pool that spans two geographically separate sites. The solution provides a failover mechanism between the two sites to ensure that Office Communications Server functionality such as instant messaging, presence, and conferencing remains available even if one of the sites becomes unavailable. This white paper is divided into three main sections: … Continue reading Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Site Resiliency White Paper

OCS 2007 R2 Documentation

Hello guys, OCS 2007 R2 has an extensive documentation spread in different documents, one for each role/component/process you named it. So I found a link that may help you to find all of them in a single place, check this out: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E9F86F96-AA09-4DCA-9088-F64B4F01C703&displaylang=en#filelist Cheers, Anderson Patricio

Unified Communications How-To

Hello folks, This package can help you out to explain some of the Office Communicator, Communications Server Attendant, Live Meeting through a desktop or web application. It is really helpful if you want to improve your end-user knowledge of OCS using self-training. You can also customize the tool to display only the features that you have deployed in your environment. The Microsoft Unified Communications “How-To” training tool is a Microsoft Silverlight™ 2 application that provides step-by-step instructions for common UC tasks. You can customize the How-To application to your company’s needs based on the UC features you’ve installed. For example, … Continue reading Unified Communications How-To

Unified Communications Adoption and Training Kit 2007 R2

Hello folks, There is a training kit available to help us out to deploy OCS 2007 R2, there are information for IT Pros, Help Desk and trainers. There is also some examples of e-mail messages that you can send to your users to improve their experience during the POC process. The Unified Communications Adoption and Training Kit for 2007 R2 provides guidance and resources for IT Pros, HelpDesk, and Trainers to speed adoption and usage of Unified Communications technologies in the enterprise. The kit includes Planning Checklists, Awareness materials, including Poster, Door Hangers, and E-mail samples, and User Education Materials … Continue reading Unified Communications Adoption and Training Kit 2007 R2