OT: 7zip, PAL and PocketMod

I enjoy following Scott Hanselman’s blog, he turned me on to PocketMod and a few months ago I tried 7zip based on his post about the tools he uses. I highly recommend you take a look as it covers a full gamut of tools. http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2009UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolListForWindows.aspx Anyway today I am in the middle of reviewing customer…


OCS 2007 R2 Reporting – PowerView from Unify2, Inc.

I reached out to Unify2 a few weeks ago about their PowerView solution which they state provides “a comprehensive reporting/billing solution for OCS”. I was impressed with the offering and asked if they would share the deck so that I could include some screen shots in the blog post. Determine your needs and request a…


Feedback around protecting OCS

Duplicating the post from http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2010/03/25/792.aspx  Our friends on the Forefront Server Protection team are conducting research to understand what applications you would like to protect, and how you would like them protected. One of the applications they are soliciting feedback on is OCS. The survey shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes, and your feedback directly…


Communicator and Mac Messenger Video Protocol support – H.263

The question that was asked: How come Communicator works with the Polycom HDX solution but not Mac Messenger? Office Communicator supports both RTVideo and H.263 and it is the later codec that the Polycom HDX solution works with today. The codec is the result of a library being supplied by Intel of which there is…

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W14 work slows the blog posting

The cycle of product release has impacted my posting again as I am working with the next client/server for OCS which means I don’t get to post content about the release. I always point people to the public site on microsoft.com to avoid ever saying anything too soon. I also have been working with the…


CoMo display issue on Samsung Omnia II

We had a customer report an issue to their local Microsoft Consultant when running Communicator Mobile on a Samsung Omnia II device. The display has a black background which causes a problem trying to view the content typed, also in Black. The workaround provided was to change the Windows Mobile theme to “Rock and Republic”…