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Lync Conference 2014

Registration is LIVE for Lync Conference 2014. Microsoft Lync Conference is the largest global Lync...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 10/03/2013

This video is going to be LEGEN… WAIT FOR IT… DARY!

Forgive my enthusiasm, but sometimes we can’t help feeling amazed by the creativity and passion some...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 12/19/2012

Ports and Protocols for Lync Server 2010

Recently I had the opportunity of participating in a Pilot of Lync Server in a customer that has the...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 08/09/2011

A Post from the Past: Normalizing Company Rules without the “+” Sign in OCS 2007 R2

This is what I like to call a “Jurassic post”. Now that Lync is widely available, it’s uncool to...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 02/24/2011

Outbound Dial Control and Authorization (or how OCS implements its own Checkpoint Charlie)

                    Dialing authorization is...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 08/02/2010

The Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything (if time permits, some useful SQL queries about OCS users)

First, let’s take care of the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything, since this...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 06/30/2010

Dude, Where’s my CDR/Archiving/QoE Data?

Recently I had to troubleshoot a strange case where a recently OCS Archiving + Monitoring server...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 06/16/2010

How to apply updates for OCS

From times to times, new updates are released for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, in order to...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 11/26/2009

Tales from the Crypt..oAPI Vulnerability (KB974571)

    As much as I would like to catalog the story so far around KB974571 as fiction, the...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 10/15/2009

Live Meeting: Best Before Date (See Below)

Although on-premises web conferencing meetings organized with Office Communications Server (OCS) are...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 08/14/2009

The Artist Formerly Known as… RingCam

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… there was a device called Microsoft RingCam: RingCam: an...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 06/27/2009

The Butterfly Effect applied to OCS Edge Server R2

Chances are that, if you live in one of the green countries from the picture below (courtesy of...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 05/25/2009

The OCPhone Update Wars: The Return of the LG-Nortel 1.0.199

In a previous post, How to upgrade Polycom CX700 1.0.452.0 using the OCS 2007 R2 Device Update...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 05/23/2009

The case of the disappearing tabs

One of the coolest features of Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 is the Response Group...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 05/14/2009

How to upgrade Polycom CX700 1.0.452.0 using the OCS 2007 R2 Device Update Service

Let me start by saying that, although the title of this post refers Polycom CX700 (because was this...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 04/16/2009

Upgrading to OCS 2007 R2: trouble removing the legacy pool

Let me start by saying that, so far, every migration I did from OCS 2007 to OCS 2007 R2 went like a...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 04/08/2009

Troubleshooting OCS 2007 R2 Device Update Service for Communicator Phone Edition

One of the big improvements with the release of Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 was the...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 03/11/2009

RemovePlusFromRequestURI (or how to make OCS non-RFC 3966-compliant)

As you know, Office Communications Server 2007 Mediation Server uses a plus sign (+) to prefix E.164...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 02/28/2009

What are those pesky files in my root folder?

Have you noticed that after you install an OCS server, there are some additional files dropped in...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 02/21/2009

Hey dude, where’s my OCS 2007 R2 Management Console?

As you probably know by now, the setup process for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 has changed...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 02/21/2009

Useful commands when deploying OCS 2007 R2

First of all, don’t panic! Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 still has a nice graphical...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 01/20/2009

How many public certificates do I really need?

– How many public certificates do I need, in order to configure external access to my OCS 2007...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 12/29/2008

Connecting Communicator R2 to Exchange UM

Recently, I was doing some tests with Exchange Unified Messaging, but when I tried to connect to...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 12/24/2008

Upgrade Tanjay 1.0.199? Yes we can!

I recently had to upgrade 2 LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 (aka Tanjay or OCPE) to the latest firmware...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 11/18/2008

OCS 2007 Clients: Latest Versions (October 2008)

Every OCS deployment needs the appropriate clients rolled out to the users. There are 3 client...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 11/11/2008

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Announced

Microsoft announced this week the next version of Office Communications Server 2007, codename Wave...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 10/18/2008

UC Pilot Bill of Materials

In my job, I do a lot of UC pilots. Before heading to a potential customer, I usually write a small...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 10/03/2008

How to publish a private certificate chain for Communicator Phone Edition (aka Tanjay)

Communication between the Communicator Phone Edition and Office Communications Server 2007 is by...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 09/29/2008

Status: Available!

Unified. Now. This is the tagline for the Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) offer for FY'09. You...

Author: Rui José Silva Date: 09/24/2008