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This datasheet lists all of the phone and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the “Optimized for Microsoft Communicator” mark.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=74bd3ec0-c7dc-4111-a9b7-a9afbdc86aa9

The Office Communications Server 2007 Visio stencil contains icons for Office Communications Server 2007 server roles and components.

Office Communications Server 2007 Visio stencil:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=543705f6-d02a-436e-8b34-5c796550022a

Microsoft has produced a new webcam with 720p HD widescreen capabilities.

This very cool camera is able to utilize Full HD video (if you computer meets these requirements)
The Camera works fine with Office Communicator, with excellent auto focus and light adjustment capabilities. Please note that the Camera is not yet a “Optimized for Communicator” device, but it will be soon.

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema:
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

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This hotfix download for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 is described in the Knowledge Base article 969694.

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Hotfix KB 969694
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1ad57f8f-78f7-45f6-a8c0-805936f46645

From the OCS Team blog:

Federation is an important goal for the Office Communications Server team and we are excited to announce several changes to public IM federation between Office Communications Server and public IM networks, effective July 1, 2009:

· The Live Communications Sever Public IM Connectivity (LCS PIC) license will be renamed Office Communications Server Public IM Connectivity (OCS PIC) license.

· Customers with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard CAL or Office Communications Server 2007/Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 Standard CAL with Software Assurance will no longer require an additional license to federate with Windows Live. (A license will still be required for federation with AOL & Yahoo!.)

· With Windows Live federation, customers are able to add Windows Live contacts to their Office Communicator contact list, view presence and send and receive instant messages.

We will continue to work with our partners to enable more options that allow you to communicate seamlessly with customers, partners, friends and family on different networks. For more information on public IM connectivity with Office Communications Server, please go to http://www.microsoft.com/communicationsserver/en/us/public-im-connectivity.aspx

(From: http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/07/01/537.aspx)

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Document provides insights into performance testing and analysis conducted for the Forefront security for Office Communication Server. The document also provides the user with the information needed to petform capacity planning for the deployment and installation of Forefront Security for Office Communication Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=be759065-0c0e-47e6-be56-8ffe1411cb80

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.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9ccaac38-2da8-4a76-8193-96f4bbf04678

Microsoft Unified Communications Voice Specialization Exam 088-924 has changed exam number to 074-924.

From the text description of the Exam, the content should have been updated to include OCS 2007 R2, however my sources says that the content is the same as the old exam (Only OCS 2007)

Exam 074-924: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 –Unified Communications Voice Specialization is designed to validate your skills and experience to design, deploy, and administer Microsoft Voice solutions in production, including the interoperability of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 – Unified Messaging, Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory, gateways, and private branch exchanges (PBXs).
This exam is available in English only. A voucher is required to take the exam

Audience Profile
This test is for IT, Telecommunications, and Networking professionals who have experience using Office Communications Server 2007 or Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2. You should also have experience using and configuring Windows Server Active Directory and network infrastructure components that support the deployment and ongoing management of Office Communications Server 2007 versions.

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Find out more about the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for enterprise telephony infrastructure, including finding qualified SIP-PSTN gateways, IP-PBXs and SIP Trunking services.

Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb735838.aspx#direct

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