Lync 2010 worth the effort

  Today I was reading an article by J. Peter Bruzzese at Infoworld.  The title of his article: Microsoft Lync 2010:Finally, a commnications server worth the effort.  Here is a link to the article http://infoworld.com/d/windows/microsoft-lync-2010-finally-communications-server-worth-the-effort-515 In this Peter talks about his first IM experience with Exchange 2000. And how it was pulled out in Exchange…

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Lync Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing announced

We recently announced pricing for Lync Server 2010 which is the new name for our next Office Communication Server. You can find all the details at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/pricing-licensing.aspx Pricing and Licensing Lync Server 2010 follows the Server/Client Access License (CAL) model. Under this model, a Lync Server 2010 license is required for each operating system environment running Lync…

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What's new in OCS 14?

  I have been wanting to write this post for sometime.  Internally we have been playing around with the features of Office Communications Server 14 for sometime, and I haven’t been able to show you the new features. Well now I can.  In the last week the OCS team released 5 new videos on edge.technet.com showing…

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Unified Communications and the Cloud

  When you think about how the traditional phone system (PSTN) or public switched telephone network really relied upon hardware to work, and now you think about merging the Internet and Phone networks, things get interesting.  Major parts of the Internet are software based, think about Virtualization, how much now or 5 years from now…

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Unified Communications going beyond the trial

I was reading this article today on WindowsITPro site by B.K. Winstead.  He talks about people that claim to be doing Unified Communications are most just piloting it, and most of the deployments are only using a very small percentage of the features of Unifed Communications(UC).   His organization is using the Voice Mail part of…

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Unified Communications: Is it real and is it for me?

About a month or so ago, I saw the following post on Information Week: http://www.informationweek.com/news/telecom/unified_communications/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225700490.  I found the article to be enlightening and thought I would post my thoughts regarding some of the items brought out by the article. First, I find that companies really have to understand what their Unified Communications (UC) goals are…

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VoiceCon This Year

My colleague BJ Haberkorn wrote a really nice blog post about looking forward to VoiceCon Orlando 2010. I wanted to share it with you all since it captures all the things that has kept our team busy from keynotes – event – case studies – virtual launches – strategic initiatives – and all the news and reviews….

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Part 2 of 5 - Keith Kabza, MVP, and Blain Barton discuss OCS 2007/Exchange 2010

Part-2 – is posted below! The rest of the series is being delivered every week for 5 weeks! Part 1 – Learn about Exchange 2010/OCS Integration features – http://dpeeast.hosted.panopto.com/CourseCast/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=97439256-efc4-48a0-863b-8e69ffbefe13 Part 2 – Learn about Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging features http://dpeeast.hosted.panopto.com/CourseCast/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=6af76b34-f8ae-4fad-b156-54f7ead5c34f Part 3 – Learn about OCS 2007 R2 Dial-in Conferencing Part 4 – Learn about…

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It Is the Mindset, Not the Skill Set...

In the last post, I had mentioned my research whitepaper titled “Preparing for Innovation: Understanding How IT Organizational Change Can Help Drive Success with Unified Communications”. If you lead or manage a technology team and haven’t read this paper yet, I’d encourage you to read it. One of the issues that I tackled in this research was…

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