Official OCS/LCS product blog site

I jsut wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the official blog site at http://communicationsserverteam.com/. Content is provided from many different resources from within Microsoft. I would definately bookmark this site!

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Transitioning positions

I wanted to let everyone know that I am transitioning to a new position and will no longer be working on OCS/LCS issues. While I’m very excited to be taking on the role of Team Manager within the Exchange Support organization, I will miss working with OCS/LCS.  However, I am working with the OCS Support…

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A/V Edge and Publicly routable IP addresses (Part ii)

I happen to be part of an e-mail thread this week with several members of the product group and we were discussing the need for publicly routable IP address on the external interface of the A/V edge server. I wanted to share with you the information that Alan Shen, Program Manager involved with this technology,…

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Dual Forking with Nortel CS1000

Many people have been asking for the capability to use OCS 2007 with their IP-PBX without the need of a media gateway. Nortel has been working closely with Microsoft to make this a reality with their CS1000 system. For more information, go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb735838.aspx

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uploading handouts in Live Meeting 2007 fail

Handouts in LiveMeeting 2007 are a way to transfer files to members of a meeting. When the user attempts to upload a file to handout he will get the error Upload Failed. If you check the Pwconsoledebug.log you will find the following error. This log is use to troubleshoot LiveMeeting 2007 and is on by…

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single ocs 2007 front end interop with lcs 2005

Here’s another common problem I’m seeing when users attempt to setup interop between OCS 2007 and LCS 2005. With OCS 2007 we fully support an Enterprise Edition Front End server running without a hardware load balancer. However, with LCS 2005 we didn’t. With LCS 2005 you had to have a hardware load balancer. Now, I…

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A/V Edge Server with Load Balancer….still need public IP ADDRESS?

The question has been raised a few times, now that some enterprises are moving beyond the testing phase of OCS 2007 and into large scale production, about the need for a publicly routable IP address when using multiple A/V Edge servers behind a load balancer. First, let me paint you a picture of what a…

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Partition address book by Organizational unit

I happen to run across this rather unknown setting the other day while working with a customer and thought it was interesting. I’m not sure why anyone would use it, but thought I’d share the information because I’m sure someone out there has a need to do this. Say you wanted to limit your user’s…

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A/V does not work externally

I have seen several cases where the customer states that A/V works internally, but doesn’t work externally. So, there are a few troubleshooting steps we can take to figure out the problem. First, are we using a publicly routable IP address on the external interface of the A/V Edge Server? Next, does your external firewall…

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Another excellent blog

I wanted to make you all aware of another excellent source of information. Jens has just sarted his blog and already has some great information. I’ve had to pleasure of working with Jens (virtually) on the OCS Beta for the past year and he has been a great source of information. Jens was way ahead of…

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