Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Astra Announces IP Phones for Microsoft Communications Server “14”


The 6725ip is a true IP phone that can operate as a standalone Microsoft Communications Server “14” endpoint. When connected to a Microsoft Communicator “14” equipped desktop, it provides a tight integration with the desktop client.6725ip_140x140

  • Embedded Microsoft Communicator Phone Edition Software
  • Color screen
  • Dual gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Direct desktop integration
  • Personal presence indicator
  • USB interfaces 
  • Speakerphone
  • Standalone operation

get more info here

Update: Astra’s own information here

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SIP Phone Support for Microsoft Unified Communications

AudioCodes SIP Phone Support (SPS) is aimage value-added application for AudioCodes Mediant Media Gateways, which enables smooth connectivity of 300HD Series IP Phones, affordable, high quality IP Phones from AudioCodes, as well as third-party IP Phones, into the Microsoft Office Communications Server environment.

SPS can also be used to enable connectivity and provisioning of AudioCodes certified third-party SIP IP Phones from leading vendors, such as Cisco and Avaya, providing IT managers with full investment protection for their IP Phones.


Communications network integration for telecommunications service providers through an alliance with Microsoft

Telenor and Astra MX one ready for OCS R2

Good news for the Nordic :)

Telenor as SIP Trunking Services Qualified for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Astra MX one as Direct SIP: Gateways and IP-PBXs Qualified for Office Communications Server

see it here

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer


Use the Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer tool to collect estimated statistical information from a single mailbox store or across an Exchange Server organization. The collected data can be used for such tasks as analyzing the performance and health of a server that has mailboxes, improving capacity planning models, and improving testing methodologies and tools.
Prior to upgrading to this version, users should backup the default Profile Analyzer configuration XML file if any customizations have been made.
Important Notice: The Microsoft Exchange Profile Analyzer tool collects information related to user activity on production mailbox systems and can be used to generate aggregate user profile statistics for sets of Exchange users. Before using the tool in a production environment, you may wish to ensure that your collection and use of this information is consistent with the privacy and other laws of your country.

32 bit get it here

64 bit get it here

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Design Guide


This guidance provides the recommendations for the implementation of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 {R26} as a unified communications platform. The guidance covers instant messaging, conferencing and enterprise voice.

get it here