Wow that's a confusing title for a blog isn't it?
So I've been talking to a lot of people lately about Office Communications Server and how they can take advantage of our Enterprise Voice features to provide Voice Over IP, either to coexist with their existing PBX infrastructure or to replace it altogether.
One of the first questions I get asked is always about bandwidth and quality, it goes something like this... "your a software company, how can you provide good quality voice services and not chew up all my bandwidth if you don't control the network layer".
So the discussion continues and we talk about the Quality of Experience (QOE) features we use in Office Communicator, and how we can natively support DiffServ with DSCP marking for QOS blah blah blah.
Well to top it all off now, we released the Office Communications Server 2007 Quality of Experience Monitoring Server (QMS), to enable IT departments to monitor voice quality based on information sent back by endpoints, such as loss/jitter/delay etc.
QMS is free, and you can get it here...
If you want more details on Quality of Experience and our support for QOS, check out the OCS QOE guide at...