Voicemail: a story of unrealised potential

This whitepaper details the value that Exchange 2010’s Unified Messaging capabilities offer to empower your users, reduce cost and manage risk by replacing your voicemail system. Voicemail is a relatively mature technology. It is so thoroughly established in users’ daily workflows that it has become practically invisible to the organization except as an ongoing expense….


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


OCS 2007 R2 Virtualisation Support

We are pleased to announce official support for server virtualisation for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. We are introducing support for both a fully distributed virtualised topology across several hypervisors and for a single server virtualised topology. These topologies are supported on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and any Server Virtualisation Validation Program (SVVP) certified partner…


Microsoft Unified Communications 2007 R2 Adoption and Training Kit

The Microsoft Unified Communications 2007 R2 Adoption and Training Kit provides resources and guidance for IT Professionals, Helpdesk and Support Professionals, and Trainers to support end-users who use Microsoft Unified Communications Technologies. Content includes: IT Pro – Planning Checklist, Benefit Statements, E-Mail Campaign Samples, Success Metrics Examples, and User Education Materials Helpdesk – Planning Checklist,…


Unified Communications How-To

The Microsoft Unified Communications “How-To” training tool is a Silverlight 2 application that provides step-by-step instructions for common UC tasks. You can customize the How-To application to your company’s needs based on the UC features you’ve installed. For example, if you have installed all UC features except Communicator Mobile and Communicator Group Chat, you can…


Download Communicator Mobile Clients Directly To Your Cell Phone

If you are running OCS 2007 R2 you can now download Communicator Mobile clients (for Windows Mobile and Java enabled devices) directly from you cell phone.  Simply go to www.getcomo.com and select the right version of the client.