Category: LCS / OCS / Lync / SfB / Teams

LCS/OCS/Lync/Skype/Teams

Mar 12

OCS MCM in May

Great news, I will be attending the OCS Microsoft Certified Master program in May.  More info about the program can be found here and here. So from 3rd till the 22nd of May, I’ll be in Redmond All OCS MCM’s in Europe are:

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Feb 23

OCS 2007 R2 && MSI update troubleshooting

We’ve had a few customers that have OCS 2007 R2 Standard Edition implemented for a Proof of Concept environment. Deployment of the OCS updates failed and therefore the Front-end Service didn’t start…. This was the eventviewer notice: Product: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Standard Edition Server – Update ‘Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (KB967831)’ …

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Jan 29

71-404 (74-404); Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 —UC Voice Specialization

On the 28th of January, I’ve done the Beta of the OCS 2007 R2 Voice Specialization Exam. It was ‘do-able’. Topics that are covered are a lot like the OCS 2007 R1 version Exam (74-924), but differ a bit. You’re knowledge should cover at least the following topics: – Edge differences between R1 and R2; – OCS …

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Jan 21

74-294; Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007—UC Voice Specialization

Here are some topics to help you with the preparations for the 74-924 exam. Because there are no self-paced training kits, e-learnings etc…. At least know about the following topics: Voice capacity planning (light users, medium users, heavy users, E1, T1)  light:  1 call/hour  -> 15 users use 1 port  med: 2 calls/hour -> 10 users use …

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Jan 20

MSN PIC will add extra IP, you might need to change your firewall…

SUMMARY: In an effort to provide enhanced capacity and service reliance, Windows Live Messenger will soon be adding an additional IP address used for PIC/Federation traffic.  Some organizations have chosen to restrict this type of traffic to specific IP addresses, as referenced in Microsoft KB 897567 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897567).  With this in mind we want to give …

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Jan 19

OCS Audio Codecs

I’ve found some great tabels regarding audio codecs used and the bandwith they require. Note that MOS stands for mean opinion score, which is a subjective rating of sound quality First the narrow band: Narrowband VoIP codecs Codec Payload bandwidth MOS Description G.711 64 kbps 4.1 This is the most universally supported codec used in …

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Jan 18

LiveMeeting client and Outlook Add-in updates

there are new updates available for LiveMeeting. Here are the direct download links: – LM Console: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101733831033.aspx – LM Addin for Outlook (32-bit and 64-bit): http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA102368901033.aspx Issues that this LiveMeeting update package fixes: – PowerPoint slides that are shared and recorded in Live Meeting 2007 do not show in the recording playback on a computer …

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Jan 18

OCS Client for Linux

Just received a question if a linux client is able to connect to the OCS environment… Guess what, it’s out there….. http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/ict/services/collaborationservices/ocs/ocsinstall/ocsinstalllinux Enjoy connecting the Linux environment to the OCS environment….

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Jan 11

OCS 2007 R2 Cumulative Update #4

New updates are avaiable for OCS 2007 R2, it is #4. OCS 2007 R2: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b3b02475-150c-41fa-844a-c10a517040f4 OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat (server and clients): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e5924bf9-b042-4c53-b4a6-79c7e5c9749b&displaylang=en MOC 2007 R2: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=515d6dba-4c6a-48bb-a06a-d99c5742676d MOC 2007 R2, Phone Edition: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=565595BE-6CF3-4A61-A1E4-12555749CA64&displaylang=en Just as a reminder… all updates are posted here… http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/968802

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Dec 21

Want to test OCS Remote Connectivity? Here is how!!

The Office Communications Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer is a great tool for performing testing, troubleshooting, and diagnostics on OCS 2007 & OCS 2007 R2 deployments. The tool will assist you in finding answers to the before mentioned scenarios.  You should use the RCA as your initial stop when attempting to troubleshoot an OCS edge server …

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