OCS Deploy Series: Phase 1 (SE) Take 2

I did not intend for such a long time to complete this series but I guess the nice thing is that it does show what happens when you take this task on as an extra task to your schedule. The problems with the original set of VMs will have to be addressed and they will…


VoipWithoutBarriers Marketing site

update May 17. It looks like there were some problems with this effort (not sure of the details). You can try it every once in a while, it should not come up to the microsoft.com/uc page. http://www.voipwithoutbarriers.com/ Allow the popup – its fun. Tom


OCS Deploy Series – Virtual Machine woes

Last night and early this morning I am faced with a difficult decision – start over again or push past the current problems. I posted that I failed to save some undo disks which caused me to have to reprep the entire forest again but the server I have allocated as the child domain SE…

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OCS 2007 Strategic Hardware Partners – Gateways for voice

If you are deploying OCS 2007 with the voice technology and mediation server role, here are the gateway vendors you want to be communicating with for a supported gateway. http://www.microsoft.com/uc/pdgtrials/default.mspx Update November 14, 2007 – This is the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program site so you can see what vendors are certified for what…


OCS Deploy Series: Phase 1 – Standard Edition

Remember in the opening post about this project I mentioned running since Beta 2, well it has been since Beta 1, wow it has been a LONG time running an unreleased product. I have not played with LCS 2005 in probably 6-8 months. Truth be told I began this project while on vacation at the…

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Deploying Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Public Beta Series

I have run a version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 since beta 2 and have been itching to share some more product information and hopefully valuable technical information for those working with the product. There are some customers and partners that have been running this as long as I have and some of this data…

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OCS 2007 Public Beta

Man I cannot wait for the public beta to get here. I have been playing with some of the resource kit tools but I can’t say anything. For those of you that will play with our new voice technology it will be exciting. Only a few more weeks and I can start to put up…


Program Manager with Unified Communications Customer Experience Team

1993 University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduate, planning to attend Miami of Ohio University for a masters in Recreational Sports. This is not as lame as it sounds, the plan was to be in a college setting handling intramural and club sport programs. My roommate finds out Microsoft is hiring through a temporary agency…

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December TAP Summit for OCS 2007

Mu Han has our most recent post on the UC blog regarding the Private Beta for OCS 2007. I was one of the 10 beta team members at the event this past week in Bellevue. Our job was to assist with proctoring of the labs and overall I believe they were successful. We had one…

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