Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CS 14 Public Instant Messaging Connectivity (Voice and Video)

In CS 14 and the new not yet released Live Messenger IM between O”CS” and MSN / Live is like today, but Audio and Video will be supported as well between Live messenger and OCS.

Then the user experience will be like a full Unified solution, this will be a great add on to Microsoft Unified Communication because there is x million MSN/Live users out there all ready, and a lot of minor company’s is using Live messenger as there Presence and IM tool.

I am on the CS 14 and the new Live messenger “dog food” internally in Microsoft, it’s very nice and it’s working Smile the live messenger will come with a lot of new stuff!

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Webcast from Teched

I can recommend the below list of Webcast on CS 14 from Teched, very good content and presenter and will bring you up to date on CS14


CS “14”: What's New in Communicator “14” Experience & Backend


CS “14”: Architecture


CS “14”: Voice Architecture and Planning for High Availability


CS “14”: Network Considerations


CS “14”: Voice Deployment


CS “14”: What's New in Conferencing Experience & Backend


CS “14”: Management Experience


CS “14”: Interoperability: Voice, Video, Conferencing, IM, & Presence


CS “14”: Monitoring and Reporting


CS “14”: Setup and Deployment


CS “14”: What's New in Devices

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Communications Server14 site



CS 14 UI-to-PowerShell Mapping

On this page you can see the mapping between the CS 14 UI mapping to the PowerShell , that’s perfect!


The User Search Dialog

To access the User Search dialog in the Communications Server Control Panel, click the Users tab.

The Results pane of the User Search dialog corresponds to the properties and parameters of the following cmdlet:

· Get-CsAdUser, which is used to retrieve information about all your Active Directory user accounts:

· Get-CsUser, which is used to retrieve information about only those Active Directory user accounts that have been enabled for Microsoft Communications Server “14”:

The User Search dialog (and the Results pane) is shown below, along with the corresponding parameter names found in Get-CsAdUser and Get-CsUser

PS user

CS 14 is PowerShell

If you need to manage a Microsoft Communications Server “14” deployment, at some point you’re likely to find yourself in need of the Communications Server implementation of PowerShell. Whether you’re new to Windows PowerShell, Communications Server, or simply Communication Server’s version of PowerShell, this is the place to get started.

more information here

Thursday, June 10, 2010

RCC in CS 14

RCC (Remote call control) will be supported in CS 14, for old and new customers.

So if you believe that RCC is what you need when deploying CS 14 this is supported.

No it’s not the best users experience, because users can’t fully control the Voice part/media stream and when you are in different mode of communications, it’s could be a clumsy user experience, but if you just need click to call it’s working.

This blog from Jamie:  http://www.simonleyland.com/news/?p=1800  State it clearly that RCC is and will be supported.


Customers who simply want to give some users the ability to control their existing PBX or IP PBX phones from Office Communicator may do so through our Click-to-Call feature (based on traditional CTI using what we’ve typically called Remote Call Control or RCC). Both new and upgrading customers will be supported for click-to-call with Communications Server “14” (CS “14”). The functionality remains the same as with previous releases, so it’s important to remember that Click-to-call users lose other Communicator capabilities including mobile voice. Finally, the integrations to the popular third party gateways like Corebridge, Estos and Genesys are still available, allowing companies to deploy Click-to-call solutions without needing to spend potentially significant amounts of money upgrading their IP-PBX.


I would go for that, if I for some reason that I can’t think of Smile, and not would go for OCS enterprise Voice,

From my point of view, this is way better than CUCIMOC (softphone on softphone), and when I look at the new CS 14 client, and if there will be a CUCIMOC for that, it could be a very clumsy user experience!

Good link to BJ Haberkorn blog on CUCIMOC

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Office Communications Online Standard Service Description


Microsoft® Office Communications Online is a hosted, enterprise-class communications solution based on Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Office Communications Online provides your organization with real-time communications capabilities including secure instant messaging and delivery of "presence" information. Presence enables users to see at a glance if someone is available online to receive an instant message. Your organization can purchase Office Communications Online as a standalone service from Microsoft Online Services or as part of the Business Productivity Online Suite—which includes Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint® Online, and the Microsoft Office Live Meeting service. This service description is intended to help IT professionals and describes the features that are included with the Standard offering of Office Communications Online.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Database Disaster Recovery

This document provides step-by-step instructions to restore your Office Communications Server 2007 R2 group chat database in cases where database corruption or database disk failures occur. If the group chat database becomes corrupted or is simply not available, you will need to restore the old database. In these scenarios, the database is restored on a separate Microsoft SQL Server instance. Compliance database restoration is not covered in this document.

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