As i promised in an earlier post, heres some features of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 product coming this fall (http://it-proknowledge.blogspot.com/2008/05/ocs-product-roadmap.html)
Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Features:
The most exiting feature, is the “one number calling” concept. It has been introduced in the original Unified Communications wave in the fall of 2007, but in the R2 build, it should be here. What to expect is not to say, but as I understand it will be a more simplified process of calling UC enabled users. I expect there to be more logic in OCS to how one person can be contacted.
LiveMeetin dial-in is another requested feature, which should allow users to have a choice of using the LiveMeeting client audio or dialing direct to the meeting to get Audio access.
We will see more presence information in more applications
The Communicator Web Access will be upgraded to allow application sharing the within the web application (however this is done…..)
We are also looking at an “attendant console” which will be some kind of switchboard for forwarding calls and so on. This is a feature often used by a front desk or service desk, and will give them the joy of presence information and VoIP.
Also a telephony queue system should be included, and will give people dialing in to the system, access to a touchtone menu to have their calls forwarded to the right department/person and so on.
There is a lot more, but I am still working on what’s is for. I will keep updating as I get more information.
Please keep stopping by, as I will soon release information about the Office Communication Server 2009 features
Please note that this information is based on second hand information, and has not been confirmed by Microsoft.
UPDATE: (January 2009)
Check out the real features of R2 and see screenshots: