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 https://www.testocsconnectivity.com/

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Edge Planning Tool for OCS 2007

Confused about Edge Server configuration and security?  The best idea is to come to UNC316: Office Communications Server 2007 Security: Architecture and Edge Services with Derrick Buckley and Craig Pringle at Tech.Ed in Sydney next week 🙂  But if you can’t make it to Tech.Ed then it might be worthwhile checking out the Edge Planning…

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Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set enables you to simulate a SIP endpoint to test connectivity. VoIP Test Set for Office Communications Server 2007 supports emulation of a SIP endpoint to test connectivity. Emulation options include the following: Client emulation – To emulate a Microsoft Office Communicator client, you specify a SIP-enabled user…

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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!     How did…

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Useful tools for working with OCS

This week I’ve been asked a lot about what tools I use for designing and managing OCS platforms.  Here are some recommendations: OCS Resource Kit tools – this is definitely the best collection of utilities available.  My personal favourites from the Resource Kit: Bulk/Single Move Users Script (moveusers.wsf)The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Single/Bulk Move…

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Exchange ActiveSync Certificate-Based Authentication Tool

The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Certificate-Based authentication tool provides several utilities to assist an Exchange administrator in configuring and validating client certificate authentication for Exchange Server ActiveSync. The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Certificate-Based authentication tool provides several utilities to assist an Exchange administrator in configuring and validating client certificate authentication for Exchange Server ActiveSync. These…

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