Monthly Archives: March 2010

iPhone and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 – Originally Posted Oct 28, 2009

One of the biggest road blocks when it comes to deploying OCS 2007 R2 is the lack of iPhone support.   Sure, you can use Windows Mobile devices, and yes, they rock. I love Windows Mobile. The new WM 6.5 … Continue reading

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Windows Mobile Device Emulator – Originally Published Ot 28, 2009

One of the labs in our course includes using the Windows Mobile emulator to show how to install and use the Mobile Communicator client for Office Communications Server 2007 R2.   The question always comes up, "How did you guys … Continue reading

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Planning Tools for OCS – Originally Posted Aug 28, 2009

I just wanted to take a couple of minutes to remind everyone that there are some great planning tools for OCS 2007 R2 and that they really should be used before deploying OCS. The more pre-planning and testing that is … Continue reading

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Phone Number Normalization – Originally Posted Aug 21, 2009

Jeff Shertz has a great blog on Active Directory phone number normalization. I absolutely love his single rule that will normalize everything that I have thrown at it along with his excellent description of the information.   http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=26   It … Continue reading

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QoS and OCS 2007 R2 – Originally Posted Aug 21, 2009

One of the biggest issues for larger organizations deploying OCS 2007 is their desire to use QoS to monitor and manage voice traffic.   In the past, the only way to provide the description information (DSCP) to be used for Q0S … Continue reading

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OCS 2007 R2 Databases Best Practice – Originally Posted Aug 6, 2009

There have been a some issues that jump out when planning the SQL environment that raise some concerns. What versions of SQL are supported? What are the implications regarding the different databases for the different OCS roles? What are the implications … Continue reading

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User Access Control and OCS 2007 R2 Updates – Originally Post Aug 5, 2009

I was struggling with this issue when trying to install updates from the available updates list found here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=968802   The issue is a simple one, once you read the documentation – you must run the updates from a command prompt … Continue reading

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