Friday, November 7, 2008

What New in Administration and Management with Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Episode 6 in a series

I wrapped up my interviews with the OCS team with Anand Lakshminarayanan, who showed me some of the IT Admin specific features in OCS R2.

Color me impressed.

Need to plan an OCS architecture?  How about a wizard that you provide with your locations, users, and feature requirements and it spits out a detailed Visio style architecture for you, including recommendations for number of servers and locations.  Bandwidth requirements too!

Need to expose your OCS environment to the internet?  No problem.  Here's a wizard that will list out all the ports, IPs, etc. that you need to open.  Just print it out and hand it off to your firewall guy.

Reports?  Lots of reports added in R2.  breakdowns of voice and video activity.  Performance reports, including types of devices and how they're performing.

He also talks about virtualizing, scaling and managing OCS R2.

If you’re interested in learning more about Office Communications Server 2007 R2, go ahead and sign-up for their FREE virtual event and evaluation bits here:

Source: Edge TechNet Specials tenx to Adam!

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