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OCS R2 Attendant

Jamie Stark who is a Microsoft Technical Product Manager looking after the voice infrastructure portion of OCS was interviewed by TechNet Edge recently. He gives an excellent demo of the new attendant and delegation functionality provided by OCS R2. Check out the interview at The new attendant console application brings together the extended presence functionality within Communicator with the ability to transfer and mange calls in a ...
Monday, October 20, 2008/Author: Marketing Queen/Number of views (5976)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) R2. Announcement

Microsoft officially announced Office Communications Server 2007  R2 today October 14 at VoiceCon in Amsterdam. Key points from the announcement: • Availability February 2009• Worldwide Launch Event February 3 2009. Next-Generation Collaboration • Dial-in audio conferencing. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 enables businesses to eliminate costly audio conferencing services with an on-premise audio conferencing bridge ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2008/Author: Marketing Queen/Number of views (5910)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

The Ultimate UC Experience: Office Communications Server Integrated with Avaya Communication Manager

Unified Communications relies on open standards to deliver its promise of simplifying communications, improving productivity, and bringing the information worker closer to the frontline of the enterprise.  No better enabler of UC’s promise can be found than with the integration of Avaya Communication Manager with Microsoft Office Communications Server.  Avaya Communication Manager is the flagship IP PBX that handles enterprise IP telephony and contact center routing.  Office Communications ...
Friday, October 10, 2008/Author: Marketing Queen/Number of views (2866)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OCS as a Front End to PBX

OCS won’t be an acceptable telephony solution for all users for some time.  My last post concluded with an introduction to an OCS architecture that would make it easier to migrate all users to OCS over time.  Here’s more detail on how to deploy OCS for the users who need it, while leaving the existing PBX phones in place for users who need it. The approach involves an architectural concept called ‘front-ending.’  In a nutshell, this means putting one system in front of another, allowing the ...
Friday, October 03, 2008/Author: Marketing Queen/Number of views (5141)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating


While Office Communications Server 2007 is best-known as a Unified Communications platform, could some enterprises really be considering it as an enterprise phone system?  Some companies are already considering it to be so, and have either ditched their existing PBX or have installed OCS instead of upgrading their current platform.  What kinds of enterprises are candidates to use OCS as their PBX?  This article outlines the characteristics of companies that may be ready for 100% OCS VoIP, ...
Tuesday, September 09, 2008/Author: Chris Stegh/Number of views (7987)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating