TechNet Chopsticks Replay: Learn everything about Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Unified Communications with Office Communications Server 2007 R2


 Introduction: What is OCS? Positioning, business value
Let’s start with a flashback on the history of Office Communications server (OCS) (LCS 2003, LCS 2005, LCS 2005 Sp1, OCS 2007) and Microsoft Unified Communications. After this short introduction, you will learn more about the power of those tools and why you should care about it.
Next-Generation Collaboration
This first session focuses on “dial-in audio conferencing”, providing you with an on-premise audio conferencing bridge managed by IT as part of the overall communications infrastructure. You will also discover the “desktop sharing across platforms” possibilities (Windows, Macintosh & Linux), through a Web-based interface and the interest of “persistent group chat”, offering the ability to participate in topic-based discussions and even offline.

Unified Communications with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 – Part I (Dutch) :

Unified Communications with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 – Part I (French) :

Enhanced Voice and Mobility
This session will introduce to you the “Attendant console and
delegation”, enabling receptionist, and others to manage calls and conferences. Then we will have a close look at the “Initiation Protocol Trunking”, thereby reducing costs by enabling business to setup a direct VoIP connection between an Internet telephony service provider and OCS. You will also learn more about “Mobility and single-number reach”, allowing users to communicate using presence, IM and voice as an extension of their PBX from a unified client and get a view on “Response Group” which provides a simple-to-use basic engine for call treatment, routing and queuing.
Architecture OCS 2007 R2
During this part of the presentation we will discuss the OCS 2007 R2 topology and the different hardware and software requirements

Unified Communications with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 – Part II (Dutch) :

Unified Communications with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 – Part II (French) :


OCS 2007 R2 Screencast series:

OCS 2007 R2 - Office Communicator Attendant
In this chopstick, Ilse shows you this new integrated call management client application that enables a user to effectively manage many conversations at once though rapid call handling, instant messaging, and on-screen routing, called Office Communicator Attendant.

OCS 2007 R2 - Unified Messaging for a User
In this chopstick, Ilse has a look at Unified Messaging from a user's point of view. Features like voice mail, Outlook Voice Access, and so on are covered, all using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Office Communicator, and a legacy phone.

OCS 2007 R2 - Custom Presence State
In this chopstick, Ilse shows you how you can assign up to four custom presence states to you Office Communicator 2007 R2 users, by creating an XML file, publishing it via a web site, and editing the client's registry.

Exchange 2007 Sp1 UM and OCS 2007 R2
In this chopstick, Ilse will walk you through the steps you need to follow to successfully configure your Exchange 2007 Sp1 UM environment to work together with your OCS 2007 R2 servers.

Virtual Labs

Experience Office Communications Server and discover how you can streamline communications for your users, experience the flexibility and control you need to manage your communications infrastructure, and provide an extensible platform for communications-enabled business processes.

No complex setup or installation is required to try a full-featured TechNet Virtual Lab. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module.

Virtual Hard Drive

This download enables you to evaluate Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It is a pre-configured virtual machine contained within the Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) format and provides you with trial software that will automatically expire after 60 days.

This installation requires Hyper-V; you will need to have a base install of Windows Server 2008 (64bit edition), running Hyper-V. For more information on obtaining and installing the latest version of Hyper-V, please visit the Hyper-V home page. Please refer to the system requirements section for more details.

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