Looking for information on upgrading OCPE (Tanjay)?

Rick Varvel, Microsoft Consulting Services comes through with another great paper. I mentioned his papers for the Edge Server in the past and he has now dedicated time to the OC Phone Edition (OCPE, Tanjay) upgrade process. Due to some of our programs purchasing devices in advance of program needs for budget reasons we ended…


OCS End User Experience – my devices are bad…

I had a meeting today with my team of which we all work remote (Washington State, Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, Denmark and Switzerland). Obviously we all work with Office Communications Server technology and thus know quite a bit about doing things right. To add to this my work this year is to help…

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Updated article for UC Clients in Application Virtualization environments

See article Support for the Microsoft unified communications clients in Application Virtualization environments for updates on the client feature support in a virtualized environment. Key words for folks concerned about this area include – Citrix, Terminal Services, Remote Call Control, sharing, and meetings. TomL LCSKid


UC World – On Demand Why UC? Why Now? A Conversation with Gurdeep Singh-Pall

In the event you have not heard about UC World, allow me to share the site and information on one of the speakers. Website: http://www.ucworld.com To truly explore the question: Why UC, Why Now?, we have taken the opportunity to speak with one of the unified communications industry’s most noted thought leaders, Gurdeep Singh-Pall, Corporate…


OC 2007 R2 and PIC with AIM Express

October 1, 2009 Update – The issue has been resolved. Please do note the details below as some have mistaken other problems for this.   A quick heads up on an issue we are looking to resolve. Currently if an AOL user is signed in to AIM Express an OC 2007 R2 client will see their presence…

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0-1-492 in Communicator Web Access 2007 R2 on Windows 2008 (French)

We had some discussion among our MVP and OCS Master’s teams about 0-1-492 errors with CWA. Benoit mentioned having an existing blog post in French. http://unifiees.blogspot.com/  I used the Bing translator option to read in English. TomL LCSKid


OT: The glorious empty inbox <ahh>

Like many I receive a good amount of email, as well due to Xobni, I found I also send a lot of email which made me realize I am probably the cause of most of my email volume. Anyway I really try hard to manage my inbox so that I never have more mail than…


Group Chat – plugging others blogs…

I am preparing for a presentation on Group Chat installation to the UCVUG next week and what I am trying to do is to go through the process after having asked many others for their setup process modifications and suggestions based on numerous customer efforts. My goal is to help provide a very solid and…


Archiving high available beyond just a cluster (OCS 2007)

This is a guest post from John Lamb of Modality Systems. John is an MVP and in a recent dialog about architecting a solution that addressed the lack of support for Archive Server clustering John mentioned having completed one. In John’s words: “We designed a very large EE Pool with 3-tier OCS Archiving and this…


OT: Bellevue Art Fair / Festival

I am in Washington for 1 of the 2 yearly events bring our consulting, sales and support members from around the globe. Groups send people to 1 every 12 or 18 months. I tend to have a speaking opportunity but this year chose to be a proctor during some instructor led labs and in doing…