Microsoft gives TechEd delegates Windows 7 netbook

In case you missed the story, check it out over at IT News…. Delegates attending Microsoft’s premier conference this year will take home more than an insight into new technology – the software giant will give them each a netbook. Microsoft Australia said that as many as 2300 delegates to its annual TechEd conference on…

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Download free OCS R2 e-books, but be quick!

For the next few days you can download free copies of some MS Press e-books on OCS 2007 R2.  Simply sign up for the Microsoft Press Book Connection Newsletter for notification of offers, register, and download the selection of the month. Programming for Unified Communications with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Step-by-step programming scenarios…

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Getting Rid of Your PBX Can Be Liberating

Jamie Ryan, CIO at Aspect, has written a great post about the benefits of replacing your legacy PBX or IP-PBX with Office Communications Server 2007 R2. When I tell people that Aspect is the in the midst of a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 rollout, they often ask me if we are really able…

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Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Documentation

The full documentation pack for OCS R2 is now available for download. The full set of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation is contained in the download file named Communications_Server_2007_R2_Documentation.chm.  Selected, high-value sections of the documentation are also provided as separate Word documents. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e9f86f96-aa09-4dca-9088-f64b4f01c703

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Exchange Server 2010 Beta VHD

Download this fully configured virtual machine of the latest release of Exchange Server 2010 Beta. Evaluate the new capabilities of Exchange Server 2010 Beta, which helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help to simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for…

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Determining the Scalability of Combined CAS and Hub Roles in Exchange 2007

Bill Thompson has written a great whitepaper on considerations for Exchange 2007 servers running both the CAS and Hub roles. This white paper provides information about the scalability of computers running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 with the Client Access server role and the Hub Transport server role installed on the same server. It also provides…

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