Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Office Communications Server 2007 Videoconferencing Interoperability White Paper

Office Communications Server 2007 is the first Microsoft product to combine enterprise-ready IM (instant messaging), presence, videoconferencing, Web conferencing, and VoIP (Voice over IP) telephony in one solution. In addition, Office Communications Server 2007 includes real-time videoconferencing solutions running on servers in your intranet or interoperating with videoconferencing hardware vendors (such as TANDBERG or Polycom).

Providing interoperability between Office Communications Server 2007 and videoconferencing vendors allows you to take advantage of your existing videoconferencing hardware investment while extending videoconferencing features to other users with minimal hardware investment and user training. The users that attend conferences using dedicated videoconferencing hardware can schedule meetings and determine attendee availability using familiar tools, such as Microsoft Office Outlook or Office Communicator 2007.

Office Communications Server 2007 provides solutions for real-time communications within your organization, between federated networks, and with users on the Internet. The solutions include instant messaging, real-time audio communications, real-time videoconferencing, Web conferencing, and playback of recorded video conferences.

The downloadable white paper focuses on the interoperability of Office Communications Server 2007 with real-time videoconferencing vendors. This paper discusses the following topics:

  • Creating videoconferencing solutions using Office Communications Server 2007.
  • Creating videoconferencing solutions that interoperate Office Communications Server 2007 and videoconferencing hardware vendors such as Tandberg and Polycom. 

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