What’s New in R2

Everyone knows that R2 is just around the corner, but frustratingly unless you are a Microsoft employee or on one of the partner programmes you cannot get hold of the bits to play with it yourself. Hopefully these videos on edge.technet.com will provide insight into what is coming. OCS 2007 is a great product and…

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What a difference a year makes!!!

There has been a bit of a lull in my blogging, for a number of reasons, I have been very busy seeing Partners and Customers (that is for the benefit of my manager:-)) I have been beaten by other bloggers about topics I wanted to blog about and I don’t want to increase the volume…

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Performance Impact of High Item Counts and Restricted Views

This is a great article – during my days as a CPR engineer I spent many an hour understanding the impact of this and how it effected Performance on an Exchange server. It is very useful and will give you a better understanding of what an Exchange server has to do when creating a view…

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Upcoming OCS Webcasts

There is a durge of upcoming webcasts for OCS on the horizon Here are the links   Live Webcasts TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery in Communications Server 2007 (Level 200) Monday, June 2, 2008 9:30 A.M.–10:30 A.M. Pacific Time TechNet Webcast: All About Communications Server 2007 Security (Level 300) Thursday, June 5, 2008 9:30 A.M.–10:30 A.M….

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Shell Case Study

One of the re-occuring questions I get whenever I am meeting partners and customers is "So who is using Office Communication Server?" I can reel off a whole load of Organisations. Plus I use it day in day out – I no longer have a phone line on a PBX This case study has now…

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Email is ruining my life……

This article has been around for quite sometime – I was due to attend a meeting with Loughborough University’s Dr Tom Jackson(one of the interviewees in the article) yesterday that was organised by Brett. Unfortunately it got cancelled. I was waiting for that before I blogged about this, as it is has not been rescheduled…

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Long Time no Blog….

It has been a busy time over the last couple months. Microsoft are in the last quarter of their financial year so I have been rushing around doing my normal day job. I have finally had chance to sit down and start to get some of the posts I have been meaning to write actually…

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OCS Planning tool

The OCS Planning tool is available It is a great start to plan your OCS topology producing diagrams as below Download it now   

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The Elastic Fanatastic – RTAudio the adaptive codec

Yesterday the UC team were in Manchester running the Public Sector Unplugged event. (Last one in London next week) It turned out to be a great event – well attended with an interactive audience who were keen to learn more about UC. The last session was all about OCS and what it can do for…

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OCS Speech Server 2007 – I am blown away

I was tasked with doing a UC demo by our illustrious leader at a recent group meeting. The brief was simple you have 5-10 minutes to blow them away. Not an easy task to achieve to an audience of about 250 who have mostly seen and are using Microsoft UC on a day to day…

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