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….


Is that an analog PABX in your pocket?

Sure is!  (but I am also happy to see you)  This beast was recently purchased on eBay and is currently sitting in Microsoft’s Melbourne office.   I love seeing the old 1950s phone next to the Communicator Phone Editions (aka Tanjay).  In UNC314 we will get these talking to each other. Brendan Carius and Steve…


I had a conversation with my Exchange Server last night

I just stumbled across a great blog post describing the first impressions of Exchange UM by an IT Pro in Canada, after his hosting provider turned it on.. My own mail domain is actually managed by an online hosting provider that has recently enabled Unified Communications… and the other day they sent me an e-mail…


Microsoft IT Showcase white paper on Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging

Microsoft IT has published a white paper about their rollout of Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM).  This is a good resource for those who enjoy technical detail and are curious about real-world UM implementations! Using Exchange Server 2007 for Unified Messaging and Fax What is the best way to implement the Unified Messaging (UM)…


OCS goes gold!

This is huge – in case you haven’t heard the news yet – Office Communications Server 2007 has been Released To Manufacturing (RTM)!!!! I have been using Communicator 2007 as my primary phone for several months now, along with Exchange 2007 for voicemail, and I’m personally excited that the product is now finished. So what…


New OCS 2007 Virtual Labs

Try out the latest features of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 in a free, online virtual environment.  TechNet Virtual Labs are simple to use —no complex setup or installation is required. Check out the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Virtual Labs at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/unifiedcommunications.aspx?tab=virtuallabs Office Communication Server 2007 Virtual Labs:  · Exchange Server 2007: Configuring the…


Faxing in Exchange 2007

Unified Messaging provides the functionality of having voice mail, email and fax to a single location that is the user’s mailbox. In Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging the fax feature is limited to inbound fax only. Which means that, an external or internal caller can call to the UM server and leave a fax message for…


Unified Messaging PBX Configuration notes for Cisco Call Manager (preview)

Microsoft Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Call Manager 4.1 (Preview) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=16fb1346-6b8f-47b0-8961-c05ccde0a88a&DisplayLang=en This PBX configuration note (preview) contains information about deploying Exchange 2007 UM with a Cisco Call Manager 4.1 using direct SIP connection. You can use it to help decide if Exchange 2007 UM is the appropriate solution for your organization….


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…