Movember the 30th

Well another Movember is drawing to a close.  It has been a massive month, and it has been a successful month. This year I took my Mo on tour with the national UC Launch and introduced it to literally thousands of IT Professionals, and I’d like to thank all of you who in turn donated…

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Exchange 2007 SP1 – now available!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any business and the needs of all the different groups with a stake in the messaging system. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be more productive and access their information…

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Article: Email banter behind data explosion

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/NewsStory.aspx?story=65986 FTFA…. Companies are failing to identify the real culprit behind a lack of storage space and the huge volumes of data being hoarded, according to a new report..…But consulting firm Detica believes that the real culprits of corporate data overload are employees chatting and sharing jokes and photos via email.…“Email is widely used for…

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Unified Communications API Roadmap

Unified Communications API Roadmap describes the APIs that can be used in Unified Communications development and provides links to the SDKs or documentation for these APIs. The APIs described in this document include: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Server SDK Communications Server 2007 Speech Server Documentation Microsoft Office Communicator Automation API Live Meeting 2007 API…

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Download UC Launch PPT(X) decks

I’ve had a million requests for copies of the PowerPoint slides from the UC Launch events. Well I have some good news – they are now available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/australia/business/uc/events/default.aspx Technorati Tags: uc2, download, presentations

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UC launch events so far

Greetings to everybody who has attended the UC launch events in Australia so far. We did Melbourne and Canberra last week, Sydney earlier this week, Adelaide is tomorrow, and finally Brisbane and Perth next week.  Certainly an exhausting schedule (sorry if I’ve been slow to reply to your emails!) – but it has been an…

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New headset for OCS/mobility

Office Communications Server and Communicator 2007 have audio codecs that provide the best possible audio/video quality over any network – but it goes without saying that audio codecs are only as useful as the quality of the sound you put into the packet.  Therefore when using a softphone it is critical that you have decent…

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Exchange Server 2007 Component Architecture

This poster highlights the architecture and feature set of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Aside from showing the high-level architecture, this poster highlights the feature set of Exchange Server 2007. Sections include: Management and Monitoring High Availability Client Access, Edge Transport, Hub Transport, Mailbox, and Unified Messaging server roles The poster is a .pdf file and…

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New UC hardware

I recently acquired a Jabra GN9350 to be my primary OCS telephony headset, and all I can say is that this is an awesome piece of hardware! Crystal-clear audio, excellent range (I can walk around my whole apartment, or the whole floor at Microsoft!), and it fully integrates with Office Communicator including answer/hang-up/mute buttons –…

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New Office Communications Server 2007 e-learning now available, plus Free chapters from Resource Kit book

This collection of 2-hour courses explains the enterprise capabilities provided by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. These courses are for infrastructure specialists working within organizations that are looking to deploy Office Communications Server within their solutions.Topics covered within the collection include: Enterprise Instant Messaging On-Premise Conferencing and Telephony Student prerequisites: Familiarity with the following: Active…

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