Group Chat Database Sizing Tool (xls) released

A few weeks ago we released the Capacity Planning for Group Chat document and very quickly our MVP community began to question the validity of such a doc with no ability to actually gauge the requirements for the size of the database. Today we have released the spreadsheet to help with this effort. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e9f86f96-aa09-4dca-9088-f64b4f01c703&displaylang=en  …

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Microsoft Certified Masters – OCS

The updated list of Microsoft Certified Masters and Architects has been posted. If you are looking for the upper echelon of knowledge, skills and talent then this is the crew for you. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/master.aspx#meet

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Where are OC 2007 R2 Recent Contacts stored?

A customer question was raised about wanting to delete the Recent Contacts entry list for users due to some alias changes and migrations. Nobody knew the answer right away and I was pretty sure it would be in the backend database somewhere. Turns out it is kept client side. If you want to know WHERE…

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OCS 2007 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 – what is the status?

This is quite easily the most active topic of discussion we have going right now, internally, customers, MVP’s, Master’s, Moms and Dads, it seems everyone wants to know. The problem is that the answer is simple despite each group trying to tweak the discussion to the nuance of their deployment need or desire. Want to…

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UCVUG Dec ‘09: Response Groups

The Microsoft Unified Communications Virtual User Group (UCVUG) will be hosting it’s quarterly meeting on December 8th, 2009 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (-5 GMT). This event will be broadcast online via Microsoft Live Meeting. Please register if  you plan to attend so that we can get a count of how many attendees to plan…

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ToninoF launches blog with Office Communicator SIP Trace Analysis – Registration

One of the first projects I had when joining this team was working with a team of top level Microsoft Consultants along with the customers in the OCS 2007 and 2007 R2 TAP (technology adoption program). That was my first time working with the top tier of our consultants and it also was an eye…

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The value of history and your elders

Today as part of a program I am participating in I was able to hear from Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher with Microsoft Research. The historical knowledge of touch interfaces he possessed was fascinating. I appreciate how he mentioned that with poor definitions for touch interfaces the keyboard is a touch interface. Below are just 4…

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Innovative web page using pictures with presence – Wortell

One of our Microsoft Gold Certified Partners has a great page showing their team with images for their presence status. Today you don’t have the ability to invoke an IM but that is rumored to be coming in the future. http://www.wortell.nl/nl-nl/ourpeople/pages/onze-mensen.aspx   TomL LCSKid

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Urgent: Known issue under investigation with KB974571 and LCS/OCS

October 15 Update: Main blog post has been updated to reflect the addition of Known Issues in the patch article  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974571   Please be notified of this issue http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/10/14/632.aspx —————————————————————————— We need to alert you to an issue that is under investigation with the applying of KB974571 (MS09-056: Vulnerabilities in CryptoAPI could allow spoofing) that…

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UC How To and UC Adoption and Training Kit

I found these resources a few months back and failed to blog about them for some reason. These represent content that is created with and for our own deployment as well as customer deployments. I like that the UC How To can be modified for the workload of the end user. If you have feedback…

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