TechNet Events: “What’s New in Office Communications Server 2007 R2”

26 February 2009 09:45 - 26 February 2009 12:30 GMT, London
Welcome Time: 09:00

The Lowry

Pier 8
Salford Quays Manchester M50 3AZ
United Kingdom


Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

Architect, Business Decision Maker, IT Professional, Partners and Technology Decision Maker.

Event Overview


In this half day session Brett Johnson, Julian Datta and Tina Shepherd will provide a general overview of OCS 2007 R2 covering the new features and functionaility which will enhance business productivity and reduce costs. The event is aimed at ITPros that have some experience with Office Communications Server and VoIP, as we will be discussing the new voice functionality that will be available in OCS R2. The key take aways of the day will be:

1)      Features and functionality of OCS 2007 R2.

2)      Understand the architecture and how to deploy OCS 2007 R2.

3)      How to Integrate (or replace) with existing telephony systems.

Brett Johnson:

I have been with Microsoft nine years, majority of that time has been with Exchange but now also OCS. I am currently known as a "UC Technical Specialist", well that's what's on the business card, working in the Enterprise and Partner Group at our UK HQ in Reading - what does that really mean..? I guess that you would call me a UC Salesman 🙂

Prior to becoming a TS, I worked in the Exchange Support team for just over five years as an Escalation Engineer (CPR)

I have presented numerous Exchange sessions at Microsoft's Internal TechReady events as well as TechEd, ITForum and TechNet Evenings.

Julian Datta:

Julian Datta has worked at Microsoft for the past seven years. His is a Partner Technology Specialist in the Unified Communications Arena. He covers Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and Offices Communications 2007 server products. Unified Communications from Microsoft is bringing the ability for employees within your organization to work flexibly and ensure that the once disparate communication technologies are being  bridged using a software foundation. This means that communication enabling business processes are getting easier and leading to more streamlined communications. Unified Communications from Microsoft are allowing employees to find the right person at the right time on the right device. In his presentation he will aim to show how he uses the technology on a day to day basis to bring benefits to his productivity and to the overall productivity of his team.


9.00:               Registration

9.45 - 11.00 :   General Overview of OCS_R2. Understand the new client capabilities and new Voice related features.

11.00 - 11.15   Break 

11.15 -12. 30 : Understand the OCS_R2 Architecture and how to migrate from OCS_RTM to OCS_R2.

12.30 :            Close

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