Saturday, September 29, 2007

OCS Telephony Integration document

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OCS Telephony Integration WP FINAL off2003.doc


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13.4 MB

Download link: Telephony Integration in OCS2007RTM

Friday, September 28, 2007

MOCM2007 released!

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile (2007 Release) is released.

MOCM Download

When installing and configuring your CoMo client you probably get an issue when connecting to your Edge infrastructure because your ClientFilter is not updated.

Step 1. Open Your Standard of Enterprise Pool

Step 2. Open your Client Version Filter (Option in your pool configuration.


Step 3. Change the CPE value to 2.0.387.* >= Allow

Step 4. Stop all started services

Step 5. Start all stopped services

Step 6. Connect to your Access Edge Server search your ClientVersionFilterConfig.exe (location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007)

Step 7. Repeat step 3.

Step 8. Stop all started services (on your Access Edge Server)

Step 9. Start all stopped services ((on your Access Edge Server)

Step 10. Reconnect again and it works! Succes!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Microsoft Office Roundtable

It's an amazing product the Microsoft Office Roundtable. Tonight i have one on my diningtable! (the are only 2 Roundtables in the Netherlands right now!)

Tomorrow morning we have a UC&C (second C= collaboration) in Houten the Netherlands.

We are presenting our Working Easier vision with Unified Communications. Tonight i have to test the Roundtable.

After 2 minutes of work "our ;-)" Roundtable is working. Active Speaking, everything is working fine.

Some pics:




in a call :-)


After my presentation tommorow i fill share my slides with the community.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

OCS Server is running Microsoft Virtualization Technology


I was a little bit surprised to read that OCS2007RTM is not supported on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. All our OCS servers are deployed on VS2005R2SP1.

Our BPA says:

The targeted instance of Office Communications Server 2007 or Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1 is running on Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Virtual Server.

Microsoft supports Office Communications Server 2007 and Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1 only on a nonvirtualized, physical server in a production environment. You can run Office Communications Server 2007 on virtual computer but only in a lab environment for testing purposes.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Office Communications Server 2007 Software Update Service


Unified communication (UC) devices, such as Microsoft Office Communicator Phone Experience and Microsoft RoundTable, enable rich communication within an organization. Deploying these devices requires regular maintenance by the IT department, which includes providing available software updates to these unified communications devices. All UC devices rely on an automatic mechanism to obtain software update required on a regular basis.
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Software Update Service provides an automated way to update all unified communications devices deployed in an organization.
This download is comprised of two files:

  • OCSSoftwareUpdateService.msi – used to configure the Software Update Service component on your Office Communications Server 2007 Web Component Servers or your Standard Edition server.
  • OCSSoftwareUpdateServiceSP.msi – to configure the Update site on the SharePoint Service.

System Requirements
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to host the Update site which acts as a configuration store for the available updates.
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise pool or Standard Edition Server on which the Software Update Service itself runs. In an Enterprise pool, for a pool in the consolidated configuration the Software Update Service must be installed on all Enterprise Edition Servers. For a pool in the expanded configuration, the Software Update Service must be installed on all Web Component Servers in the pool.

Download: Download

BPA available for OCS2007RTM


The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Best Practices Analyzer Tool is a diagnostic tool that gathers configuration information from a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 environment and determines whether the configuration is set according to Microsoft best practices. You can install the tool on a client computer that runs Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, or on a server that runs Office Communications Server 2007.
Note: Although you can install the Office Communications Server 2007 Best Practices Analyzer directly on the computer that runs Office Communications Server 2007 Server, we recommend that you install and run this tool on a client computer.
The tool uses set of configuration files to gather information from the Office Communications Server 2007 environment. It compares this data against a set of pre-defined rules for Office Communications Server 2007, and reports potential issues. For every issue reported, the tool provides the current configuration in the Office Communications Server 2007 environment, and the recommended configuration.
With the proper network access, the tool can examine your Active Directory and Office Communications Server 2007 servers to do the following:

  • Proactively perform health checks, verifying that the configuration is set according to recommended best practices
  • Generate a list of issues, such as suboptimal configuration settings or unsupported or not recommended options
  • Judge the general health of a system
  • Help troubleshoot specific problems
  • Prompt you to download updates if they are available
  • Provide online and local documentation about reported issues, including troubleshooting tips
  • Generate configuration information that can be captured for later review

Download here: BPA version 3.0.6362.4

Friday, September 21, 2007

hotkey's Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

+ Q = Start Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

+ A = Answer Call in Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007 live!

The Microsoft UC webpage in the Netherlands is live! UC Page Microsoft Netherlands

We as e-office have also a section.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

kickoff the worldwide Unified Communications Launch 2007

Join Bill Gates and Jeff Raikes as they kickoff the worldwide Unified Communications Launch 2007 in San Francisco on October 16, 2007.  This free, day-long event includes a keynote with demos, a series of technical sessions, the Unified Communications Starter Kit and a partner pavilion.  See how Microsoft solutions will help streamline communications between people and organization regardless of medium, platform, device or location.

Click here to register and use the following registration code: UCLTBL18

Monday, September 17, 2007

Joachim Farla on

Joachim Farla is on! A story about your future working environment and using Unified Communications to integrate communication channels togerther in software powered VOIP applications.

Language: Dutch

If you are interesting or having questions about this article don't hesitate to contact me @

Link: Unified Communications on 

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Cruise at e-office

What an amazing weekend we had on a boat in Rome, Sardine and Genua. 110 persons in 2 Airlines - 3 days on the MSC Lirica!!!!!


The first day we we're traveling from Rotterdam (Netherlands) to Rome. We also drive on a segway's! It's absolutely amazing what vehicle .

The key is thinking that you go forward and thinking you go backwards. After a couple of minutes we drive crazy with it! ;-)

The second day was not a very pleasant day for me because a customer was giving me a high priority call. So that takes me a couple of hours by satellite ;-(

Some pictures on board:

Deck 12:




Dining in Nice:


The third day we went to Nice and had a very good meal. And be because every story had an end we go back to the Netherlands.

Special thanks to Roland Hameeteman and Rutger Stekelenburg! Thank you very much.


Since Office Communications Server 2007 is released to manufacturing and organizations are deploying in their production environments it's very important to backup your OCS environment correctly. More information on this topic see:

Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Backup and Restoration Guide

Main chapters in these documents are:

Backing up your OCS environment globally by:

lcscmd /config /action:export /level:global,pool /configfile: <drive>:\<path>\<filename>.xml /poolname:[name of pool for which settings are to be exported]

Backup up your OCS environment at machine level:

lcscmd /config /action:export /level:machine /configfile:C:\Backup\OCS1Serversettings.xml /

Make sure these output files are correctly saved and available when needed.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Thanks to the UC-community!

My weblog traffic is ATH (All Time High). Thank you very much in giving me the attention to proceed with blogging about Unified Communications.

This week is a very short week because we and the entire company are traveling to Rome for a cruise for about 3-days. So in that 3 days i will be offline ofcourse ;-)

Short note about the MCTS exam 70-638. The beta is closed as i contact Prometric today.
;-( So i'm to late! Next week i will do the real exam (it can take up for 4 hours!)

So, again thank you very much!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Use Windows Live Writer Beta

I'am using Windows Live Writer to publish to my webblog on


You can download it here:

-Joachim Farla

Friday, September 7, 2007

Register for Beta Exam 70-638: TS: Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring

Subject Line: MCP Flash Special Edition: Register for Beta Exam 70-638
Requested Send Date: August 7, 2007

Register for Beta Exam 70-638: TS: Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring

Beta Code = MOC07

You are invited to take beta exam 70-638: TS: Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring. You were specifically chosen to participate in this beta because of your current Microsoft Certification status or previous participation with Microsoft Learning; this opportunity will not be offered to the general public. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. By participating in beta exams, you have the opportunity to provide the Microsoft Certification program with feedback about exam content, which is integral to development of exams in their released version. We depend on the contributions of experienced IT professionals and developers as we continually improve exam content and maintain the value of Microsoft certifications.

Please remember that participation in the beta process is completely voluntary and Microsoft makes no promises or guarantees regarding the beta exam process. You can expect to receive your score on the beta exam within 12 weeks of taking the exam, although in some instances, beta exams may take longer to score and your results may be delayed.

70-638: TS: Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring counts as credit towards the following certification(s).
· MCTS: Office Communication Server 2007, Configuration

Registration begins: August 28, 2007
Beta exam period runs: August 28, 2007– September 14, 2007

Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately. Beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis. Once all beta slots are filled, no additional seats will be offered.
Testing is held at Prometric and Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide, although this exam may not be available in all countries (see Regional Restrictions). All testing centers will have the capability to offer this exam in its live version.

Regional Restrictions: India
Registration Information
You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: MOC07Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately.
To register in North America, please call:

Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)

VUE: 800 TEST REGistration (800-837-8734)
Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact:



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You are invited to take this beta exam at no charge.You will be given four hours to complete the beta exam. Please plan accordingly.Find exam preparation information: TBD
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Voice enabled in MOC2007RTM

Today, we enabled voice within our OCS2007RTM deployment. So we connect our voicegateway AudioCodes MP114 FXS/FXO to 2 analog lines and there we go. We use a per user defined policy and one location profile loaded in OCS. The default route is .*. So everything is a very nice experience especially in a working environment.
Here some printscreens of voice integrated in OCS2007RTM:

Incoming call:

Accept call:

Make a call:

Sometimes OCS is very difficult to troubleshoot. Make sure you use the OCSlogger.exe and snooper.exe tool to drill down your OCS logging and tracefiles. Excellent tools to work with!