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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Jabra has announced this new headset for its range of OC optimized devices
Jabra M5390 USB: “Jabra M5390 USB”

  • Bluetooth 2.0 – up 70m range in free line of sight
  • Digital sound enhancement via DSP technology
  • One headset for mobile and PC based telephony
  • Clear calls in noisy environments
  • True wideband sound with USB dongle
  • Improved wearing style
  • Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

In the list below you can find the planned localization for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 server and client products:

CLIENTS:

Office Communicator 2007 R2
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Chinese Hong Kong, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian (36)

Office Live Meeting Console 2007
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish (13)

2007 R2 release of Office Communicator Mobile
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish (13)

2007 R2 release of Office Communicator Mobile for Java
German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Swedish (8)

2007 R2 release of Office Communicator Web Access
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Russian (14)

Office Communicator 2007 R2 Group Chat
English only

Agent Dashboard for Dynamics CRM
English only

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish (13)

SERVERS:

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition)
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese (9)

Speech Technology
Japanese, German, French (Canadian and French), Spanish (American), Italian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, English (US and UK) (12)

DEVICES:

Office Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Edition
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch (8)

RoundTable
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch (6)

I have no roadmap for these products, but i’m trying to get them, so check back to get updated

Rasmus

For users on OCS 2007 or OCS 2007 R2 an error will show in communicator stating the error below:

This is most often seen with users located on Exchange 2007, but can also occur for Exchange 2003 users

Exchange Connection Error

Communicator could not retrieve calendar or Out of Office information from Exchange Web Services. Communicator will automatically continue to retry. If this problem persists, contact your system administrator.

There can be several reasons for this, so to find the error follow these steps:

  • Verify that you have SAN certificates configured for you Exchange website
  • Verify Auth. settings on Exchange websites (default should do)
  • Check your Client computers proxy settings (should bypass proxy for these requests)
  • Make sure that you Outlook and Communicator clients are up to date (this is very important)
  • Make sure that the web server certificate CA CRL can be accessed (apparently Communicator contacts the certificate issuer (in most cases an internal Windows CA) for the CRL, and will show this error if it fails)

When troubleshooting, always test if there is a difference between access internal and external

Post comments if you need any assistance

Rasmus

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Unified Communications Training and Adoption Kit Flash Cards

Get it here:

A few days ago Microsoft released a security bulletin about MS Exchange server 2000, 2003 & 2007. In the days after experts have analysed the vulnerabilities that is secured with these patches, and they are serious.

I urge all Exchange admins to update there Exchange Servers ASAP

Bulletin:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS09-003.mspx

The Updates:
Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 3 with the Update Rollup of August 2004(KB959897)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2(KB959897)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1(KB959241)

The Microsoft cert excam 70-638 has been updated to also include questions about the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 version.

The site descibes serveral topics about the OCS 2007 R2 version:

Installing and Managing Office Communications Server (Communications Server) 2007 R2
Deploying and Configuring Communications Server 2007 R2 Clients
Monitoring and Maintaining Communications Server 2007 R2

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-638.mspx

Regards,
Rasmus

UPDATE (feb. 14.)

I passed this a few days ago, and the exam is mostly OCS 2007 R2. The only relations to OCS 2007 (and LCS 2005) is 4 to 5 questions about upgrade scenarios.

For those planning to take this exam be sure to know your R2 features, Phone number normalization, Address Book Service, TCP & UDP ports and archiving role.

>Rasmus

Messenger for Mac 7.0.2 is an integrated communications client that enables you to communicate with contacts within and outside your organization. Messenger for Mac 7.0.2 improves overall quality and conversations with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=86ae6ab4-f766-4246-831e-dc5dbdbe4757&DisplayLang=en

This download package contains the Communicator.adm file and a Group Policies Spreadsheet that lists the Group Policy settings for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 clients.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5d6f4b90-6980-430b-9f97-ffadbc07b7a9&DisplayLang=en

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