Special thanks to Menno Windsma, Michiel van Oudheusden and Robbert Seidemann!
Special thanks to the iDialog Development Team and Congrats to my MVP buddy John Lamb. Nice work.
See all information on: http://www.modalitysystems.com/idialog/
This free update (v1.1.1) was released today:Features:
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles:
Article ID: 972884 - Last Review: October 28, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
Article ID: 975611 - Last Review: October 28, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
I didn’t test these updates already but they are supported and published on Support Microsoft. Enjoy!
Source: Voice Specialized Partner Sales and Technical Resources: October 2009
The Office Communications Server 2007 Microsoft Certified Masters Program offers three weeks of intensive technical training to enable your consultants and engineers to deliver the highest quality solutions for your end customers. Many partners are making strategic investments in the Microsoft Certified Masters training programs to enable them to differentiate their services and build credibility in a competitive market. The program offers a unique mix of in class instruction and a substantial hands on labs infrastructure where candidates can perfect their product knowledge to ‘level 400 and beyond’ – see the Master team blog for more details. Sessions are delivered by recognized experts in their field including members of the Product Team, MSIT, and Microsoft Consulting. All supported by over 70 hours of lab exercises and hands on activities.
Curriculum areas include:
Source: Voice Specialized Partner Sales and Technical Resources: October 2009.
Don’t miss out - the next delivery is now open for registration. For more information, please contact Adrian Maclean.
Use this page to find technical documentation to help you understand, plan, deploy, and operate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 servers.
Office Communications Server 2007 Visio stencil
The Office Communications Server 2007 Visio stencil contains icons for Office Communications Server 2007 server roles and components.
OCS PIC Provisioning Guide.doc
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This document describes the requirements and processes for activating and provisioning public instant messaging (IM) connectivity for Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Office Communications Server 2007, and Live Communications Server 2005.
Cool I missed this one. Congrats guys!
Telenor is the first telecoms operator to launch a Unified Communications (UC) solution on the Norwegian market. A total of 30,000 Telenor employees currently use Unified Communications services. This important internal experience forms the basis for the product being launched commercially today.
“with Unified Mobile Status, staff members can see from their own PC client whether colleagues are free or busy on their mobiles. This service obtains information from the Telenor mobile network about whether the colleague in question is busy or free, and this status information is then sent to the employee's PC (Unified Communications client). Mobile Status is delivered together with Blueposition.”
Forefront Security for OCS MP for Ops Mgr 2007
Forefront Security for Office Communications Server Management Pack provides real-time insight into the health and performance of key Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (Version 10) components and services.
Communications Server 2007 R2 Site Resiliency White Paper
This white paper provides guidelines and best practices for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 site resiliency.
TEI of Microsoft UC - English.pdf
This is an analysis of the total economic impact of implementing Microsoft Unified Communications products and services.
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**and sent it back to joachim.farla (at) e-office.com**
TIP: As you probably know the DWORD value QueryServiceForStatus is a very special DWORD value in your registry. Sometimes it makes customers happy! By default when setting up a MOSS 2007 (SharePoint) intranet or other topology (extranet, internet) a nice integration feature is showing up. The item where I would like to focus on is the OC ActiveX control who controls the presence icon in your IE session. When having Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 installed on your local computer presence is shown in SharePoint.
By default SharePoint calls name.dll, which calls MSO.DLL, which in turn calls Communicator or Windows Messenger. For Office 2003 it was always Windows Messenger, which would call Communicator, until SP2 when MSO.DLL started calling Communicator directly. The reg key effects the behavior of MSO.DLL
A registry value is available to configure how Outlook queries for a contact's presence information. You can configure this registry value to determine how Outlook retrieves the online status for contacts who are not on your Windows Messenger contact list.
The issue was showing up last week while doing a large OCS R2 implementation (2k seats).
Case: Customer is using MOSS 2007 as there intranet platform and PowerFuse from Citrix to connect to that.
Problem: the users see only presence from content managers who are added to the personal contact list of the user.
Question: Is there any way to set this by default:
Answer: YES! You can control the behavior on how presence is shown in MOSS. Like the same we had with LCS 2003 Microsoft published a article how to change your registry. For more information feel free to read the entire article (recommendation). Here the short to do list:
To modify this behavior, change the QueryServiceForStatus value in the following registry subkey:
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
3. Right-click PersonaMenu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. In the New Value # 1 box, type QueryServiceForStatus, and then press ENTER.
5. Right-click QueryServiceForStatus, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type one of the following values:
7. Click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Documentation updated on 30/09 (Microsoft Download). Check it out.
114 KB - 90.9 MB*
DOWNLOAD IT HERE! The download also contains a link to the new OCS 2007 R2 Deploying Certificates.doc!