Integrating LCS presence with Lotus Notes

Have you ever wanted to embed LCS 2005 presence controls within Lotus Notes applications?  Well I have good news for you – we’ve released an updated toolkit to include utilities, documentation and examples on how to do just that. The Microsoft Office Communicator Integration Module for Lotus Notes is designed to enhance the adoption of Microsoft Office…

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How to protect your IM infrastructure

After reading about the latest worm to infect public IM networks, I wanted to quickly post about how enterprises can protect their LCS infrastructure from these attacks. We have a free tool for LCS called the Intelligent Message Filter The Intelligent Instant Message Filter program helps protect your Microsoft Office Live Communications Server deployment against…

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Load Balancers with Live Communications Server 2005

Load balancing is based on various forms of network address translation (NAT) at layers 2 and 3 of the networking stack. You may also know that network topologies can be built using different NAT modes. You with me so far? OK then… load balancers can be connected in two LCS topologies, as an independent node…

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Office Communications Server 2007 – public beta

Imagine the complexities of modern communications condensed into a seamless experience with one address book, one voice mail, and one login across every mode of communication. That’s what Microsoft is doing. We’re combining e-mail, IM, voice, and video into a single, intuitive system built around people, not technology. And we’re building it all into the…

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UC webcasts

Here are two great webcasts on integrating LCS 2005 and Exchange 2007 with your existing telephony infrastructure… Enhancing Messaging with Real-Time Communications Messaging and calendaring are important, but sometimes what you need is instantaneous, real-time communications. This session describes how to extend your communications environment with Live Communications Server 2005 and Office Communicator to take advantage of…

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Office Communications Server 2007

We recently announced the private beta of the next version of LCS, named Office Communications Server. From the press release… REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 11, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today opened a private beta of its new enterprise voice communications server, Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007, to 2,500 IT professionals. Office Communications Server 2007 allows companies…

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LCS – common questions

When I talk to customers about Live Communications Server (LCS) and Office Communicator (MOC), I often get asked the same questions. I’ve addressed most of these below but feel free to ask more by replying to this post –  as more questions are asked I will add them to this page. 1. What are the system requirements for…

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Want a job in UC at Microsoft?

Are you passionate about communications?  Keen to be part of the future of UC, VOIP and convergence?  An expert in LCS and LiveMeeting?  Want to work for Microsoft?  Well – read on! We are currently looking for a RTC Technology Specialist to join our Unified Communications Group here in Sydney. This is a technical role to enable customers and…

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