OC – Custom Presence States

Office Communicator 2007 offers a few user defined areas, the Note, your location and Custom Presence. I am focusing on the Custom Presence as a colleague (Liam) had a question that led us into this discussion.  CustomState is discussed in the Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Deployment Guide starting on page 20 and covers what I…


OCS Deployment Series: Preparing for Exchange Unified Messaging

I have continued playing with the deployment and have begun plugging in the AudioCodes MP114 VoIP Gateway and I realized I had not deployed Unified Messaging yet which has been typically deployed first for our customers participating in the Technology Adoption Program, TAP. I have access to training from an OCS Ignite session delivered for…


LiveMeeting User group with global reach

Chris sent me email today about their user group and the use of LiveMeeting to broaden their reach. You can get details from their site – http://livemeetinguser.org/ The Live Meeting User Group is a collaboration forum primarily aimed for Live Meeting users, resellers, developers, and partners.  The aim of the User Group is an occasional…


Another great blog on OCS, OC and Exchange 2007

The project I have been working on this year with Office Communications Server 2007 was with our Technology Adoption Partners (TAP), and that includes both customers and partners. Jens Trier Rasmussen was one our Microsoft Consultants (MCS) involved to assist those customers and partners with the planning of their deployments. He possesses a lot of…


Troubleshooting Office Communicator Phone Experience (a.k.a. Tanjay) Update Server

I added Chad’s blog to my links but I want to be sure you are monitoring it because he is the only other person I know of handling support issues doing a blog for this technology. Here is the troubleshooting post http://blogs.technet.com/chlacy/archive/2007/11/01/troubleshooting-office-communicator-phone-experience-a-k-a-tanjay-update-server.aspx


Deployment Series: OCS QoE Monitoring Server deployment

While my topology is not complete to provide sample output I did get to the point of installing Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Quality of Experience Monitoring Server this week. This was not as easy as I had hoped for a few reasons – I am not a SQL admin, I simply need a database…