Office Communications Server trial bits available.

I had a mail from the Unified communications team over the weekend. They were happy to announce that the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Trial Downloads (both Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition Servers) together with their associated client, the Office Communicator 2007 Trial download are now available.  The OCS resource kit is still being worked on – I’ve proof-read some bits of it…

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Campaign for real numbers update

I’ve had an outlook rule in place for a while to tell people about broken phone numbers, I thought I’d report back. The first thing I found was that colleagues who forward lots of mail threads soon tired of seeing the message, so I’ve filtered out anything which is a reply or forward. The rule now goes Apply…

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Office Communications Server round-up

Two sets of information have come my way about OCS. The first is the licensing is beginning to get clearer. Please don’t send me questions on upgrades and pricing – talk to whoever you normally go to when you acquire software. Licensing The different versions of the server (standard and Enterprise) describe how the components…

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Voice control … sooner than I thought.

Maybe I’m getting mellow in my old age, or maybe things in Microsoft IT are changing. There was a time when I really didn’t think much them – directly after they off-shored the help-desk was the low point. But since then they’ve been doing this and that to improve the service they deliver to us….

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Unified communications team goes Hollywood

I’ve already blogged about the Devil Wear Prada videos that the Unified communications team put out. Kevin who looks after the Unified communications team blog sent me this link Usually these movie posters don’t get seen outside product group offices, but for a little fun, allow the pop-up and you get that voice which seems to be…


A new day, a new phone.

Bias declaration: I’ve been a fan of Windows Mobile since before we started using the name. But having picked up my new Orange E650 aka HTC S710 codename “Vox” I’m left thinking “Boy oh boy Mobile 6 devices are a jump forward”. You could dismiss some of the changes as cosmetic, but I find they really…

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More information on Office Communications Server

I had a list of interesting bits on the web in my mail this morning, and I thought the following two OCS ones were worth passing on. A 13 minute Video in which Paul Duffy explains to David Berlind of ZDNET, where we are with LCS and where we’re going with OCS Tom Keating has an entry…


Will the management sign off this new IM device ?

OK,I’m a bit slow off the mark here but last week we announced we’re linking Xbox live into Windows Live messenger.I’ve got to get one of these… I not sure if Live Communications Server users with Public IM Connectivity to MSN / Windows Live will be see the Xbox live users – they better had ! Of course…


When communication about Unified Communications doesn’t communicate anything.

A year ago tomorrow, I posted something entitled “Civilisation will come to an end because no one will understand what anybody else is saying” It seems I manage to post that the Beta of Office Communicator is live, before the product team did. And more tersely too. How’s this for saying “Surely in the 21st…


Office Communications server 2007 Beta available for public download.

Little more to say. It’s here  Documents are available separately. So is speech server  Given our propensity to move these download URLs, Just be aware that if you search for it putting 2007 in the search terms narrows the hits down.   Technorati tags: Microsoft, office Communications Server, live Meeting, Live communications Server, communicator, betas

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