OCS 2007 R2 RTM

To a Microsoft employee or someone ‘in the know’ that means something,  to the rest of you its means that Office Communications Server R2 has released to manufacturing.  All the code is complete … done … dusted … complete ….. finished I have been running on R2 for quite some time within Microsoft and even…

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More on The Legend of Dan Wilson

I while back I did a post about ‘The Legend of Dan Wilson’ which ""was a tale of Freedom,  of love,  of sacrifice,  of a PBX that was about to be ripped and replaced.  Standing in the way was one man,  Dan Wilson,  on a mission to save the PBX by promoting keystrokes not crowbars…

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Give the gift of Christmas ….that or just a Microsoft Roundtable

Almost everyone,  both in organisation and at home is trying to think of ways they can save a little bit of money and as if by magic I have some across a promotion that we are doing on Microsoft Roundtable.  There are in fact TWO offers currently available,  terms and conditions are below with more…

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Microsoft Store and NSPCC – Your way to spend Microsoft’s money

Microsoft in the UK have been a supporter of the NSPCC for a number of years now and this Christmas we have a special promotion going on that will raise even more money for the NSPCC If you are planning to purchase a copy of Office 2007 or Windows Vista this Christmas,  consider taking a…

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Oblong g-speak

Err….. wow ….. you have to see this http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/14/oblongs-g-speak-the-minority-report-os-brought-to-life/

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Ten Top Tips to using Office Communicator

Recently my team asked me to put together ten top tips for LiveMeeting and Communicator.  My LiveMeeting tips are in the previous post so here are ten quick tips on how to make the most out of Communicator. Butting in – Getting someone’s attention Communicator can be hard do why not try this to increase…

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Top tips to run a LiveMeeting

Update to 10 Top Tips In order to save on travelling expenses I am trying to encourage people internally to use LiveMeeting more and more.  I thought I would note down my Top Tips from my experience of helping people to start running their meetings over LiveMeeting Mute Mute Mute – Train people how to…

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Changing face(book) of communication

As we move from one generation to the next,  there are new communication methods that become available and others that fall by the wayside,  could ‘Facebook’ be the next wave?.  If look at previous generations,  they all have different communication preferences My Grandparents (80s) – Letters and phone calls Parents (50s/60S) – Phones call and…

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How do you know if OCS is right for you … even as a PBX?

It’s a question I get asked quite a lot and answer I give comes from a pool of cultural or organisation characteristics I have experienced when talking to companies that have deployed OCS in anger (in a good way). I have been meaning to write it down myself but it looks as if the people…

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A subtle example of Unified Communications

When I talk to someone about Microsoft Unified Communications,  I sometimes find it hard to include everything I want to talk about … I even start to forget about the smaller things that joining the telephone to the desktop has done for me,  well today I got a lovely reminder. I was listening to Eric…

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