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I found a cool new friend today. While testing Bing translator, i sav that the Microsoft Traslator Team had created a Translator Bot for Windows Live Messenger.

Using this bot to translate text from and to any of the following languages:
1 Arabic
2 Chinese Simplified
3 Chinese Traditional
4 Czech
5 Danish
6 Dutch
7 English
8 French
9 German
10 Greek
11 Hebrew
12 Italian
13 Japanese
14 Korean
15 Polish
16 Portuguese
17 Russian
18 Spanish
19 Swedish
20 Thai

And of course this also works from your Office Communicator. Just add the bot to your contact list, and you are ready to translate. (you will need the Public IM Connectivity)

Translation Bot for Windows Live Messenger


Microsoft has released a Quick Start Guide for Outlook Voice Access 2010

Outlook Voice Access lets UM-enabled users to access their Exchange 2010 mailbox using analog, digital, or cellular telephones. By using the menu system found in Outlook Voice Access, UM-enabled users can read e-mail, listen to voice messages, and interact with their Outlook calendar. This quick reference sheet shows the navigational tree and the options that are available to UM-enabled users when they are using Outlook Voice Access.

Get it here:


Microsoft has released 2 versions of the Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java

Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 240X320 resolution)

Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 for Java (Nokia S60 320X240 resolution)


Installing Office Communications Server 2007 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM, works fine, but there are a few manual changes that needs to be made before everything runs smooth

First there is the .Net Framework 3.5 witch is normally a port af the Installation process of OCS 2007 R2 setup.exe file. In Windows Server 2008 R2 the Framework is a feature and needs to be installed by the “add Feature” wizard.

Also the Windows Media Format Runtime is normally installed by the setup, but this part is more tricky. You need to install this package from the OS software repository

In my version of Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard Edition) the command was as follow:

pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:”C:WindowsservicingPackagesMicrosoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7600.16385.mum”

Run this command from the Command Prompt on the Windows Server that you intend to use as a front end server


The PreCallDiagTool is an application that reports expected audio quality as it relates to the network effect. The tool should be installed on any desktop or laptop PC that suffers from inconsistent network connection quality. The PreCallDiagTool can provide a quick check of the current network conditions and also preserve a history of quality data to let users profile their network performance over time or other conditions. The tool is particularly useful for home/mobile users and users using WIFI access points.


From a customer case I have just learned that AOL will be joining this program in early October so after that time, only your Yahoo federation will be limited to users with Public IM CAL

This means that federation with AOL users becomes part of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard Client Access License (CAL).

At this time Microsoft are not expecting Yahoo to join this offer.

Rasmus Hald


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