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Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB968802 April 2012 Update

  For the OCS 2007 R2 users out there, an April 2012 update is available. Download here: Version: 6907.250 Date published: 4/13/2012 This update resolves the issues that are documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles. 2686825  An update is available to add a detailed exception message to an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 trace log Assume that you deploy...

January 2012 Updates for OCS 2007 R2

Microsoft have released some updates for OCS 2007 R2. Be sure to keep those OCS servers up to date.
Communicator Client KB2647093
OCS Group Chat Client KB2647090
OCS 2007 R2 Server KB968802
Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 Core KB2647091

First Microsoft UC User Group London meeting, July 28th 2011

Just wanted to take a minute to highlight the upcoming Microsoft UC User Group London meeting. Aim is to run from around 6pm to 8pm, with a couple of talks and some ‘networking’ time. After that it’ll be on to a local pub. In the first meeting Adam Jacobs will introduce Lync Server and some high level differences over OCS. In the second session Justin Morris will talk about the resilience...

Live Meeting moving to Lync Online

Dell have let people know that at the end of their contacts Live Meeting customers will be offered to  renew into the Lync Online Meeting service (apparently the Live Meeting SKU was removed from the price list this month). Existing Live Meeting customers will be able to continue to use the service as long as their contract lasts. I think this is great. Lync Online Meetings are superior to...

OCS 2007 R2 June 2011 Updates Released

We mainly talk Lync, on this blog, but lets not forget those running Office Communications Server.
The latest June 2011 updates are up
OCS 2007 R2 Server Updates  – KB 968802
Communicator Client Update  – KB 2549042
Group chat Server – KB 2549044
Group Chat Client  – KB 2549043

How to enable Lync On-Premise to Federate with Office365 Lync Online

I’ve just been doing some testing between our Lync On-Premise installation and Office365 Lync Online with Thomas Lee (who is all over Office365 information) The information about implies that Lync Online, once you choose Open Federation on your web admin console, will federate with any On-Prem Lync installation that also has open federation. We found this not to be the case. Our system is...

How to upgrade a Snom Phone to the OCS / Lync Firmware

  Here is a how to on upgrading a Snom phone from the standard Snom firmware to the OCS compatible firmware. I’m not sure what the distribution terms are on the firmware, but your Snom dealer or Microsoft Voice partner should be able to help you with getting access to the latest firmware. I won’t be posting a direct link here unfortunately. It looks like you can register here to get the...

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