Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Private Beta

I am happy to tell you that we opened a private beta of our new version of Office Communications Server 2007, to 2,500 companies. What’s special about this version is that it has a lot of the VoIP capabilities built in. The coolest thing I have experienced as an early tester is the freedom to…

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RTC Client API’s and Windows Vista

  We are getting questions from developers about the RTC Client APIs (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms775893.aspx) and Windows Vista. Developers can use the RTC APIs to create messaging clients or utilities that work with Live Communications Server. Windows XP included these APIs with the OS but Vista does not. However this does not mean developers are being left…

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High Availability and Client Retry

There hasn’t been much discussion about high availability of the server and failover capabilities of the client, but it’s something that I think is pretty cool, and JUST WORKS. And since I tested it, I think it works pretty well and deserves a kudo to Dev. So let’s blog about the Office Communicator client retry logic with…

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Configuring LCS 2005 w/ SP1 for Multiple Domains

Overview Automatic configuration allows Communicator to find and connect to the appropriate LCS server without manually entering a server name into its settings. Communicator has special requirements for DNS and certificates to make this work properly.  This bulletin details those requirements.  Manual configuration or using GPOs does not apply to this topic.   Why all…

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Live Communications Server 2005 Performance : Part 1

This is just the first of a series of posts regarding performance of Live Communications Server.  Performance is a complex topic, so I thought I would step back and describe some of the basic principles behind what we do in the product group to analyze and optimize the performance of the server.  I’ll start with…

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New Unified Communications Blog and UC Vision

Hello. I’m Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President for the Unified Communications Group and I want to welcome you to the new UCG Team Blog. We’re glad that you have taken the time to come visit today and hope you will do so again in the future to gain insight directly from the Product group…

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