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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Microsoft just released this new planning tool for UC deployments. Its nice, but sugests a lot of servers for small/medium size deployments

Find it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=06793661-cd69-4490-bb4b-e97dd271209d&displaylang=en

Enjoy!

Check out this new Communicator plug-in for Outlook!

It puts the contact list from Communicator into your Outlook Window.

Its beta software, and it has a unfinished touch, bit its still nice

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Communicator4Outlook

Enjoy!

MS has released a new patch for OC 2007.

This patch includes the fixes in the december patch, and is not yet released on Windows Update


949894 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949894/) Presence functions are disabled in Communicator 2007 when you use a time zone that includes a negative partial hour on a client computer

948733 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948733/) Error message when you try to shut down a client computer that is running Office Communicator 2007: “The data file ‘Mailbox – user’ was not closed properly”

950492 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950492/) You cannot manually change your status from “Away” in Communicator 2007 when you use a portable computer to connect to a remote computer

948159 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948159/) Error message in Communicator 2007 if the Outlook profile file name contains non-English characters: “There was a problem connecting to Microsoft Office Outlook”

948737 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948737/) A Communicator 2007 user hears a long dial tone mixed with the streaming audio if the user takes a USB telephony device handset off the hook and then uses the device to stream audio from another application

948120 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948120/) An audio conference or a video conference fails in Communicator 2007 when you try to invite a new participant to create a multiparty conference

948734 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948734/) On a client computer that is running Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, you may notice that the volume is fading during the audio call after you start an audio call from Office Communicator 2007

948735 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948735/) You cannot integrate Communicator 2007 together with Office 2000

See the full article and get the update here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946164/

Update: (August 2008)

New patch for Office Commnicator 2007 (July 2008)

Just in:

From Microsoft i heard that they have decided to release a R2 version of Office Communications Server 2007 by the end of 2008. This was not planned in the original product roadmap, and the next release should have been OCS 2009, by the end of 2009.

This is great news!

The R2 release is going to contain contain a lot of the features that we have been waiting for. especially about telephony handeling and routing. I saw some screenshoots of the new telephony switchboard, and another interface for group IM.

I will update the blog as i get more details.

May 15 – Update:
http://it-proknowledge.blogspot.com/2008/05/ocs-product-roadmap.html

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