Byron Spurlock's Blog - OCS 2007, OCS 2007 R2 & VOIP Insights

Webcast - Capacity Planning with OCS 2007

Here is another webcast that I did on Capacity Planning with OCS 2007....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/12/2009

Webcast - DNS, Certificates, and Load Balancers

I wanted to provide a URL to the webcast that I did regarding configuring OCS 2007 with DNS,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/12/2009

OCS 2007 R2 Web Scheduler Now Available!

In OCS 2007 R1 the web scheduler was a nice to have handy to allow people to schedule meetings and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/27/2009

Communicator Attendant Console (Part 1)

In today’s blog we will discuss the Attendant Console which is a new client in Office Communicator...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/24/2009

Deployment Validation Tool (Auto Answering Agent - updated)

To begin with I’ve been getting a lot of hits on my blog about the DVT tool which is good, the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/23/2009

Edge Planning Tool for Office Communications Server 2007 R2

The following is a link for the R2 Edge planning tool; I highly recommend going through this...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/06/2009

Which Server(s) to deploy the (DVT) Deployment Validation Tool

Once again i will talk about one of my favorite tools with OCS and that's the DVT Tool. However in...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/21/2009

OCS 2007 Resource Kit Book R2 - Chapters

For those that haven't gone out and gotten the Resource Kit Book R2 yet, I've figured I would go...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/04/2009

OCS 2007 R2 Edge Server Topologies

For those that have already deployed OCs 2007 R2 and have external users working with IM,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/18/2009

More blogs coming soon...

Over the next few blogs I will be posting information regarding tools that will assist people with...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/30/2009

No More Director Array in OCS 2007 R2

For those who have followed the role of the director in LCS, OCS 2007, and now OCS 2007 R2, rest...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/20/2009

Validation Wizard - Configuration Checker

The deployment validation wizard can really be broken up into three main parts. Those parts are as...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/04/2008

Validation Wizard - Overview

With OCS 2007 there are many ways now to see if your deployment is going sound. One of those methods...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/07/2008

Console Logger Components Defined!

The following table represents the options that are available once you in the console logger. The...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/07/2008

DVT Auto Answering Agent - Step by Step (Revised) works with OCS R2

So for those who have seen the blog posting about the DVT (Deployment Validation Wizard) or have...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/05/2008

WEBCAST: ALL ABOUT DMZ AND EDGE SERVERS IN COMMUNICATIONS SERVER 2007

I just delivered a webcast about edge servers in the perimeter network; you can find the webcast at...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/22/2008

Edge Topologies 4 of 4

So I have deviated from this session for quite a while now, not on purpose but for there where other...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/15/2008

OCS 2007 Resource Kit Tools

A very cool webcast has just been done, its OCS 2007 Resource Kit Tools. This is level 200 webcast...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/03/2008

Deployment Validation Tool Webcast

Last week I did a webcast regarding the Deployment Validation Tool (DVT). This was a much needed...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/01/2008

OCS Migrations Lessons Learned

Just completed another webcast today on OCS 2007 Migrations Lesson Learned and the link can be found...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/20/2008

Interact 2008

I will be speaking at this event... INTERACT2008 Join Microsoft at INTERACT2008—an exclusive event...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/20/2008

Deployment Validation Tool - Part 1 of 2

The deployment validation tool is a tool that helps administrators predict, troubleshoot, and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/18/2008

OCS Capacity Planning Webcast

So I just delivered a webcast this past friday on Capacity planning for OCS 2007; the link can be...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/18/2008

Upcoming OCS 2007 Webcast

Hi all, there are some upcoming webcast that are centered around OCS 2007 that I want you all to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/14/2008

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Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/04/2008

Backing up Pool and Global OCS Configurations

Backing up your OCS server and pool configurations are only a portion of a good recovery or disaster...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/24/2008

AV (Un)Encryption of PC2PC calls ?!

We are taking a small break from our edge topology series to bring your attention to something that...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/18/2008

Edge Topologies part 3 of 4

We have reached part 3 of the Edge topologies; we begin with the "scaled single-site" topology. This...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/31/2007

Edge Topologies Part 2 of 4

Today we will briefly discuss of remote access by talking about the “single-site” topology. This...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/29/2007

Edge Topologies 1 of 4

This week I will talk about 1 of 4 Edge topologies for OCS 2007. That’s right 1 of 4 topologies that...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/18/2007

Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set enables you to simulate a SIP endpoint to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/17/2007

Create and Verify DNS SRV and A Records for Client Automatic Client Sign-in

One of the areas that comes up quite a bit is creating and verifying the DNS entries that are needed...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/04/2007

DNS Settings for Automatic Configuration!

Today we are going to take a look at what are the neccessary settings that are needed to setup...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/06/2007

Director Role in LCS & OCS (Part 3 of 3)

Now that we have discussed what the director role is and what topologies are available to us, let’s...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/03/2007

Director Role in LCS & OCS (Part 2 of 3)

As we continue this discussion of the director role we will look at today some of the topologies...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/31/2007

Director Role in LCS & OCS (Part 1 of 3)

One of the server roles with LCS 2005 SP1 and now with OCS 2007 that is often overlooked is the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/29/2007

Configuring DNS and Certificates Webcast

Configuring DNS, Certificates, and Loadbalancers have been areas in LCS 2005 that have given...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/22/2007

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit Sample Chapters

In the works is a OCS 2007 resource kit book developed by the UC group at Microsoft. The book is...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/22/2007

OCS 2007 Eval Version Available

Now that Office Communications Server 2007 has gone RTM, you can download an eval copy and install....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/19/2007