Catch me on Tweeterview tonight

@themolk will be interviewing me on Tweeterview at 8pm AEST tonight (Thursday September 3rd) about all things UC at TechEd Australia. Hope to see you there!


Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) 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 SP2 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be more productive and access their information…


Microsoft and Nokia Form Global Alliance to Design, Develop and Market Mobile Productivity Solutions

This is huge… Microsoft and Nokia will begin collaborating immediately on the design, development and marketing of productivity solutions for the mobile professional, bringing Microsoft Office Mobile and Microsoft business communications, collaboration and device management software to Nokia’s Symbian devices. This announcement builds on the existing work Nokia is doing by optimizing access to e-mail…


OCS Remote Connectivity Analyzer

A great tool for testing remote connectivity to your OCS Edge Server is now available from the UC Team. Check it out at


OCS R2 Site Resiliency

Using backup and restoration procedures for site disaster recovery as described in the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation library topic Backup and Restoration, can entail some downtime for users. This white paper describes a site resiliency solution for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The solution includes an Enterprise pool that spans two geographically…


Click-to-join conference in CoMo

We have released an update to Communicator Mobile that introduces some new capabilities, the best of which IMHO is “click-to-join” for OCS R2 conferencing (i.e. audio conferences and LiveMeetings).  There is no longer any need to dial the # and look up & enter conference IDs and PINs – now you can just choose “Join…


Changes in OCS Public IM Federation

From the OCS Team Blog…. Federation is an important goal for the Office Communications Server team and we are excited to announce several changes to public IM federation between Office Communications Server and public IM networks, effective July 1, 2009: The Live Communications Sever Public IM Connectivity (LCS PIC) license will be renamed Office Communications…


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…


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…


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…