Help designing and planning your OCS deployment


I've just designed a high-level OCS architecture for a large organisation, including IM/presence, conferencing, Enterprise Voice, external access (inc. conferencing/voice), federation and PIC.

I have also discovered and included all of the relevant documentation for planning and deployment of this architecture.

Total time spent designing this architecture - < 5 minutes!

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How did I do this so quickly and easily?  The Planning Tool for Office Communications Server 2007.

The planning tool provides you prescriptive guidance to get you started with planning your Office Communications Server 2007 topology.  The tool asks you a series of interview questions about the features that you are interested in, as well as information about your organisation.

Based on the answers you provide, the planning tool draws out a recommended topology based on Microsoft’s Office Communications Server 2007 User Model that has been tested.

The planning tool also provides customised links to the appropriate documentation to help you plan and deploy your topology.

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Links to the relevant planning guides

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Links to to the relevant deployment guides

 

You can download the Planning Tool for Office Communications Server 2007 at http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/7/207bb9fb-bffe-478f-91b7-8339d25f7fdd/OCSPlanningTool.msi.

 


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  1. Anonymous says:

    The planning tool provides you prescriptive guidance to get you started with planning your Office Communications Server 2007 topology. The tool asks you a series of interview questions about the features that you are interested in, as well as informatio

  2. Diego A. says:

    The tool is very interesting and a very good guide to start a deployment process, but I thing it has two problems, it has no sizing tool of the databases, and in my case, the links to the documents don’t work.

    Does anybody know a way to size the archiving db?, thanks a lot.

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