Global Strategic Alliance with Aspect Software

Today we announced at VoiceCon 2008 a new strategic alliance with Aspect Software to deliver a contact center solution built on OCS.  From the announcement… Under terms of the multi-year, global alliance, Aspect will integrate its .NET-based contact center suite, Aspect Unified IP, with Office Communications Server.  Over the next several years, Aspect will increase…


INTERACT2008 Invitation

Corporate VP of Unified Communications Group Gurdeep Singh Pall has put out the invitation to attend Interact 2008 in San Diago, California, 8-10 of April. This event will be both a great chance to rub sholders with the who’s-who of the UC world, and a great chance to get some deep technical knowledge of the…


Public IP Requirements for A/V Edge

So a few people get nervous when you tell them your going to need a publicly routable IP when implementing the OCS A/V Edge role for external A/V Conferencing.  Then you tell them they’ll need to open up 10,000 high ports, and you can see the blood drain from their faces.  🙂 Well it’s not…


Upcoming UC Webcasts

Byron Spurlock, who had a hand in the writing of the Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit, has a pointer to some of the upcoming UC webcasts, check them out here… http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/unifiedcommunications.aspx?tab=webcasts Technorati Tags: Unified Communications,Byron Spurlock Share this post :


Office Live Workspace beta hits Australia

Hot on the release of our Office Live Workspaces online services in the US, the beta of the service is now available for us here in Australia.  🙂 It only takes a couple of minutes to signup at http://workspace.office.live.com/.  You can then start creating and sharing documents online.  Then install the Office Live Add-in and…


APC Review of Vista SP1

APC have just put up a review of the performance improvements in Vista SP1.  You can check out the full article here… Vista SP1 up to 86% faster – http://apcmag.com/8373/vista_sp1_up_to_86_faster Some really interesting stats comparing RTM, RTM+Patched, and SP1, and also some explanations of some of the changes that were made.  Very interesting read indeed….

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Heroes Happen {2008} Launch Events

So the Heroes Happen {2008} launch is happening all around Australia at the moment, have you registered for your local event? Come to one of the events and get a full day of nerdy techo stuff about Windows Server 2008, SQL 2008, and Visual Studio 2008, as well as a Launch kit with $2500!!! http://www.microsoft.com/australia/heroes…


KL Voice Ignite – Update 1

So it’s almost the end of day two of the UC Voice Ignite here in Kuala Lumpur.  We have about 120 attendees from all over the place, including: India Malaysia China Australia New Zealand Korea Philippines Thailand and even one from Canada!!! I did my first session yesterday on “Exchange UM Architecture and Topologies”, and…


In KL for the UC Voice Ignite

Well, I’m here in Kuala Lumpur for the UC Voice Ignite that we’re running here this week.  I flew in overnight last night, and am now just getting myself ready for the event.  The Grand ballroom is all set to go, with about 120 laptops setup for the attendees to work from. So the flight…


Is Your Mobile Phone Another Vital Organ?

Well, turns out mine is.  I’m in Sydney this week for the Unified Communications Voice Ignite workshop (and going to KL next week), and I forgot to pack two very critical pieces of hardware.  Firstly, my Western Digital 250Gb external drive.  Usually, that little thing goes everywhere with me.  Secondly, but what turns out to…