Unified Communications Launch in Adelaide

We had the Unified Communications launch event here in Adelaide today, and it went pretty good.  We had some of the evangelists and UC guru’s in town for the day to talk about and demonstrate our new technologies to partners and customers.  Johann Kruse, Mario D’Silva, and Michael Kleef were all on deck to present…


OCS QOE and QMS

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…

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Microsoft Deployment RC1 Now Available

Today we announced the Release Candidate 1 of Microsoft Deployment, which is the new name for the forth generation deployment Solution Accelerator. This release continues to support Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) of desktop operating systems using Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 with the Operating System Deployment Feature Pack and adds new deployment and task sequencing…


OCS Virtual Labs on Technet

We’ve got some Virtual Labs up on Technet for common things you’ll want to do with Office Communications Server, check them out here….   TechNet Virtual Lab: Enabling Users and Installing Office Communicator 2007 TechNet Virtual Lab: Configuring and Using Conferencing in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 TechNet Virtual Lab: Using the Management and Troubleshooting…


Microsoft Unified Communications Launch

So we’ve had a couple of really exciting days with the launch of our Unified Communications range of products. We’ve had the big launch events happening in the US, with followup events happening all over the world.  Bill Gates headlined the launch in San Francisco, if you missed it you can check out the video…


WSV Webcast

Jeff Woolsey and Edwin Yuen recently did a webcast (with WSV demo) for Windows Server Virtualization. Check it out here… TECHNET WEBCAST: EXAMINING VIRTUALIZATION WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2008 (LEVEL 300) DATE: Thursday, September 27, 2007 TIME: 8:00 AM Pacific EVENT ID: 1032351233 PRESENTED BY: Jeff Woolsey & Edwin Yuen WWE REGISTRATION URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032351234&Culture=en-US Technorati Tags:…


Unified Communications TechNet Update

To support the Unified Communications Launch events in Sydney and Melbourne (more details to follow about these events), TechNet will be running a series of Technical Readiness events across the country for IT Professionals wanting to learn more about the technology.  What will be covered? Office Communications Server 2007 DeploymentThis demonstration will walk through deployment…


Daylight Savings Time Updates

We’ve released some videos to detail how to handle the current round of DST updates. Check them out here… DST: How to Address Daylight Saving Time by Using the Exchange  Calendar Data Update Tool https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=341747 DST: Using the Outlook v2.0 Time Zone Data Update Tool https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=341649 DST: Cumulative Time Zone Update for Microsoft Windows https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=341535…


Windows Server Virtualization Preview FAQ

Jeff Woolsey has post a great FAQ on the new Windows Server Virtualization preview in Windows Server 2008 RC0. Check it out here… Virtualization CTP FAQ   Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2008, WSV


Windows Server 2008 RC0 available

Big news today, as Release Candidate 0 of Windows Server 2008 is out, and with it, the very first public release of Windows Server Virtualization (codenamed Viridian) as a customer technology preview. With Windows Server Virtualization CTP, you will have the first chance to experience how you can leverage the scalability of hypervisor-based platform and…