How do you build a community? Federate!
In OCS 2007 you have the ability to federate with other schools, other companies (including Microsoft), and federate with Public IM (AOL, MSN, and Yahoo). Some of our OCS customers have federated with the Microsoft team and we have them in our contact list. It's a great way to extend your communications. We did a roundtable event last month where customers shared information about who was federated. We will open this topic up at our next Roundtable at Educause. We are looking for a way to post who is federated. Any volunteers?
University of Kentucky has federated and posted info on how to communicate with them: http://wiki.uky.edu/ocs/Wiki%20Pages/Federation%20Partners.aspx
So how do I federate? http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb663635.aspx
To federate with Microsoft please contact your Account Team.