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Do I need a director with OCS R2?

I was asked this from a school district in Southern California who was rolling out OCS R2 and enterprise voice for the all their faculty and staff. The answer depends on your OCS R2 architecture and whether your access is from internal or external networks.  For most schools, a single pool would apply and therefore…

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OCS 2007 R2 Virtualization announcement

Today, we announce OCS 2007 R2 virtualization support for certain OCS 2007 R2 roles. This includes our own Hyper-V technology as well as other SVVP certified virtualization technologies. I know a lot of schools have been waiting for this since they want to reduce HW footprints, etc.   What OCS R2 functionality is supported on…

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R2 Edge planning tool just released

This is a very nice tool as it will help layout your OCS R2 Edge environment: You can enter all your IP information via the wizard and it provides a nice Edge summary at the end:   Along with Firewall rules: Certificate needs: DNS needs: and how to configure for OCS R2 within the console…

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What is Group Chat Server in OCS R2?

I have had quite a bit of interest in education with the new OCS R2 Group Chat Server functionality. We are just starting to use this internally and people are really liking this great new way of collaboration and idea sharing vs. traditional email threads, etc. I am all for unclogging the inbox! What is…

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