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May 7

-

2010
-

Issue 34





OCS Forum Now MCS Forum


An independent view of Microsoft Communications Server
-

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Welcome to MCS Forum:



Thomas,




Get MCS Smart

-

MCS Forum Expo
-

Boulder
-

June 15
-
16
at

the St. Julien Hotel with keynotes from MCS MVPs, Media
Gateway
-

SBC experts, consultants, "road warriors" and
others.

Fees are $795 until June

1 and $995 until the event.





See just below or
CLICK HERE

for more on

conference
schedule and program.





To Register for MCS Expo Only Click Here





To Register for MCS Expo & SIP Class Click here


(Details on the SIP class is way down below.)





There is an educational, nonprofit and government,
SIP
Forum member
,
SMB Nation



MS Gold

discount to $595, if

paid before June 1.




Win an iPad
-

must be present to

win.









For speaker/exhibitor/attendee

call
Tom Cross
cross@gocross.com
or
303
-
594
-
1694.



Other topics presented will likely

explore MCS planning,
QoS, Security, Firewalls, Media Gateways, PBX
Integration,
Mobile MCS, Communicator, WAN
-
Bandwidth Planning,
Customer Applications, Troubleshooting, Session Border
Controllers and others.


Topics, exhibitors

and speakers
subject to change without notice or liability.


_________________________________
__________







-


-

NOTE: Microsoft has deleted the term Office and now refers the
product as Microsoft Communications Server 14 which

is why
we changed the name to MCS.


Microsoft may make further
name changes. Some companies may refer to the product as
OCS, MCS, Waver14

or CS14.



MCS Forum Expo Speaker
Presentations Expanded to include:




Communications Server 14
-

Voice Drilldown

-

CS14 voice features

-

From PBX to CS14

Francois Doremieux
-

Principal Program Manager
-

Communication Server Product
Group



CS14 and OCS 2007 R2 design & chalktalk

-

Design considerations

-

OCS 2007 R2 architecture overview and sizing

-

CS14 architecture changes

Mark Garcia
-

Principal UC Technology Specialist
-

U.S.
Education





Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2010



This session will show how easy it is to integrate Exchange UM
in an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 environment. Of
all of the impacts that Unified Communications has had on
daily communications, the simpl
e ability to provide voice mail
in email has probably had the greatest impact on information
workers today.




This session will include the following:

Overview of Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging





Benefits of Unified Messaging in the Enterp
rise




Benefits of Unified Messaging to the Information Worker




Benefits of Unified Messaging to the IT Pro


-

-



Boulder



Happiest City in U.S.




Click here for story.



Come to MCS Forum Expo
and see why.






Unified Messaging Features




Unified Messaging Options




Auto Attendant

Unified Messaging Deployment




Installation




Dial Plan




Hunt Group




Pilot Number




Automated Attendant (Auto Attendant)




Exchange Management Console




Enabling Unified Messaging for Users




Testing by using the Exchange UM Test Phone
application

Deploying Unified Messaging Clients




Unified Messaging Clients




Configuring Outlook




Playing Voice Messages in Outlook




Play on Phone




Outlook Voice Access




Using the Auto Attendant Feature




Security, Management and Compliance for
OCS




Whether it's ensuring your users only utilize OCS and blocking
access to other real time communications tool, or applying
disclaimers, setting user policy and archiving chats for
compliance, FaceTime's solutio
ns integrate full with
OCS.


From OCS Platform reporting to ethical walls in Group
Chat, and Live Meeting management and recording you'll find
out more about:



Key capabilities that help you maximize return on your
OCS investment



Getting complete visibilit
y and reporting over employee
use of UC and implementing specific acceptable use
policies across all modalities



Extending your current message retention architecture
to accommodate regulatory and eDiscovery
requirements for OCS



OCS Call Admission Control

policy management and
reporting



OCS session data recording and reporting



Managing, monitoring and recording Live Meeting,
Group Chat



How FaceTime integrates with Microsoft OCS, Active
Directory and other existing network infrastructure
technologies

Ke
y requirements of a highly scalable architecture for
supporting corporate and mobile workers in a UC environment.




"Managing Migration Madness"


Migration
-
Survivability
-
Reliability




The St. Julien Hotel in
Boulder

is an extraordinary
hotel.


For a 30
-
second Flash
tour of Boulder and Hotel
Reservation information click
here
.

Please make your
reservations early.





Info on Rocky Mountain
National Park
-

Elk, deer,
moose, bighorn sheep, black
bears, coyotes, cougars,
eagles, hawks and scores of
smaller animals
-

chipmonks
galore

delight wildlife
-
watchers of all ages.
Wildflower
-
lovers are never
disappointed in June and July
when the meadows and
hillsides are splashed with
botanical color.




NEW

-

click here

for Highest
Altitude WEB Cams in the U.S.






-





-

Microsoft MCS Migration
-

from start to finish

-

Using Active
Directory to smooth organization migration to
MCS

-

Drop and Insert
-

adding MCS without spending money on
older TDM PBXs

-

Branch Offices and MCS
-

Survivability techniques

-

Improving Reliability at the core with "Crossover Gateway
Resiliency"


-

AudioC
odes SPS
-

When it's time to forklift out the PBX
-

PBX
to MCS
-

No Rush
-

Easing the Transition"


-

SIP Trunking with MCS
-

Interoperability and Security
Solutions






MCS & QoS


"Irrational Exuberance"
-

Myth versus Reality





-

MCS platform is not
QoS
-
Ready
-

Understanding the Myth of
QoS in today's network

-

Testing your QoS today
-

Benchmarks, whoops and RGE

-

Planning the "endpoint
-
to
-
endpoint" impact of an MCS
integration

-

Analyze your infrastructure:


-

Hardstuff
-

routers, swit
ches, cable, power, WiFi and .
.


-

Softstuff
-

training, support, users, Office 2010
featureset, what else

-

Upgrading your infrastructure
-

building in QoS for today and
tomorrow

-

Test your infrastructure and then test it again
-

lessons

learned from Toyota

-

Dealing with the Extinction of the PBX
-

dial plans, routing,
call centers, etc.

-

Phase in the MCS integration

-

Internal deployment

-

External deployment

-

Voice deployment

-

Advanced/Enterprise deployment




MCS from Past to
Presence

-

-


-



-

By 2012 Presence will be the standard


-

80s someone called your desk (pink message slip)


-

Then voice mail could be sent to another location


-

Now can enable and block presence. Partners and
vendors can see your calendar, live meetings cut
travel times,
traceable IMs allow for instant communication

-

You Can Set MCS and Forget It

-

MCS vs PBX
-

Why?


-

Can I leverage my current equipment?


-

Get rid of your PBX lines


-

Projects on IT lists can be rolled into MCS

-

MCS Will Replace Email
-

But Don't Tell Microsoft


-

Gen Y isn't emailing


-

Exchange will be a Unified Communication platform


-

Will reduce email storage space

-

Traceback Traceability


-

Social networking
-

companies don't know what
employees are saying


-

Allow employees to co
mmunicate but protect your
liability




MCS
-
SIP Future Network Architecture



MCS/
SIP
-
Session Initiation Protocol Network
Architectures:



-

Signaling
-
Server Virtualization
-

Benefits of Server
Virtualization aka Abstraction


-

Distributed user endpoints
and application servers


-

Scalable growth with QoS
-
Quality of Service control
abstraction


-

MACS* via signaling "abstraction"


*Moves, Adds, Changes & SAS
-
Stand Alone
Survivability
-

SAS enables backup for SIP devices by the
multiple "abstract" local or
cloud SBC
-
Session Border
Controllers and Media Gateway(s).



-

Trunking
-

Benefits of SIP Trunking


-

Session and Signaling control layers for:




-

On
-
net (IP PBX to IP PBX)




-

Off
-
net (IP PBX to local PSTN)




-

Off
-
net (IP PBX to LD/IDDD P
STN)



-

SPOC/SMOC
-
Single/Multiple Point of
Connection




-

National control points for access (vendors)



-

Migration path to ALL
-
SIP & IMS
-
3GPP



-

Number Transparency
-

Benefits of Number Transparency


-

End
-
to
-
end media control (transparency) for

voice or
other media types


-

Access to SS7
-
Signaling System 7 applications for
text messaging, mobility or call center routing


-

Enterprise control over call completion whether PSTN


or SIP rather than provider


-

Migration path to E.164 & IMS
-
IP
Multimedia Service &
3GPP
-
Third Generation Partner Project Release 6

-

Routing
-

Benefits of SIP Routing


-

Eliminates "mesh" network mess


-

Add intelligent Session Layer 5 routing


-

Maintains end
-
to
-
end media transparency


-

Add media CoS
-
Classes of Se
rvice


-

Adds SPOC
-
Single Point of Contact with NOC
-
Network
Operations Center


-

Migration path to ALL
-
SIP & IMS
-
3GPP



-

Proxy Peering Networks
-

Benefits of SIP Proxy Peering
Networks


-

Platform for multi
-
vendor services


-

Ensures multiple CoS & QoS o
ptions


-

Migration path to ALL
-
SIP & IMS
-
3GPP


-

Foundation for any future network needs






____________________________________
______






Here's some of the great MCS solutions
presenting at



MCS Forum Expo:




____________________________________
_______





Uncommon Solutions presents MCS Solutions

Uncommon Solutions' MCS
-
certified engineers design,
deploy and integrate MCS solutions. We are a Microsoft
Gold Partner with the 1st Microsoft
-
approved MCS
appliance designed to facilitate real
-
time communication
services and improve business processes. Un
common
Solutions is uncommon in our ability to address business
goals with IT solutions that measure cost against
value.


Click here
www.uncommonsolutions.com

for more
information.





-



Fontel Presents

MCS Solutions


Fontel, Inc. is a wholesale distributor specializing in

MCS
optimized end
-
point devices.


Our GN Jabra headsets offer a
seamless intuitive communication experience.

Jabra has been
working with Microsoft since the very first deployment.


Today,
Jabra offer
s the most extensive portfolio of headset solutions
optimized for

MCS in the market.


We also offer

MCS optimized
web camera's and speakerphones!


Call us at

800
-
238
-
0787
, e
-
mail
sales@fontel.com

or visit

our web site at
www.fontel.com




911 ETC Presents MCS Solutions


VoIPConnect is a monthly subscription service that provides
organizations with E911 connectivity to PSAP
-
Public Service
Answering Point
's. Using a SIP
-
Session Initiation Protocol

or
PSTN
-
Public Switched Telephone Network

connection, 911
calls are routed to a Voice Positioning Server, which then
delivers the call an
d precise location information to the
appropriate PSAP.


In addition, 911 ETC's SoftLoc application
can prompt a soft phone client to update their location
information in real time for accurate 911 call delivery. For more
information visit
www.911etc.com
.









FaceTime Communications presents Security, Management
and Compliance for OC

Whether it's ensuring your users only utilize MCS and
blocking access to other real time communications tool, or
applying disclaimers, setting user policy and archiving
chats for compliance, FaceTime's solutions integrate full
with MCS. From MCS Platform
reporting to ethical walls in
Group Chat, and Live Meeting management and recording
you'll find it all
-

click here.









Gold Systems presents MCS Solutions

Gold Systems is a unified communications specialist and a
Microsoft Gold Certified Managed Partner, developing
voice
-
driven solutions using IVR and speech recognition.
Offerings include phone self
-
service and contact center
solutions built on Office Communications Server 2007 R2,
and unified messaging deployment and telephony
interfaces to Exchange Server
2010.


www.goldsys.com

Phone
303
-
447
-
2774
-

email
websales@goldsys.com





SNOM presents MCS Solutions

snom

technology is a global manufacturer of SIP
-
based IP
telephones for business, carrier and high
-
end consumer
markets. Based on open standards, feature
-
rich and
affordable, snom's products are engineered to fulfil their
vision of ubiquitous, standards
-
based
VoIP/SIP/MCS. Based
in Berlin, snom's sales/distribution network extends to over
40 countries at
www.snom.com






AudioCodes
Presents MCS Solutions


AudioCodes is a leading manufacturer of Media Gateways for
Microsoft Unified Messaging & Unified Communications,
including Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
R2.


Utilizing AudioCodes Media Gateways, businesses are able
to
interface Microsoft communications applications to a wide



range of TDM PBXs, IP
-
PBX, SIP Trunking and legacy PSTN
trunking facilities.


With unsurpassed voice quality, reliability,
flexibility and scalability, AudioCodes Media Gateways have
earned many acc
olades and should be your first choice when
deploying Microsoft Unified Communications.


Visit
www.audiocodes.com/mic
rosoft
for more information.







NOVUS presents MCS Solutions

Since 1983, Novus, LLC has been supporting manufactur
ers'
reseller channels worldwide, serving over 15 countries on 4
-
continents. Engaged at the inception of VoIP, our thorough
understanding of VAR's needs and end
-
user expectations has
positioned Novus as the leading distributor of snom IP
telephones deploye
d on Microsofts' MCS platform at
www.novusllc.com






NET
presents MCS Solutions

NET's VX Series Intelligent Voice Gateways and Switches are
specifically designed to provide the enterprise
-
class integration,
interoperability, and security with scalability required for
successful adoption of VoIP and Unified Communications into
new and
existing voice and PBX environments. Founded in
1983, NET (Network Equipment Technologies Inc.) is
headquartered in Fremont California at
www.net.com
.









Aastra presents MCS Solutions

Aastra USA is the North American business unit of Aastra
Technologies Limited, (TSX:"AAH"), a leading company at
the forefront of the enterprise communications market.
With more than 50 million installed lines around the world,
offers one of the most compl
ete portfolios of unified
communications solutions available today.
www.aastrausa.com
.




Aastra Announces IP Phones for Microsoft
Communications Server Wave "14"





FaxCore present
s MCS Solutions at OCS Expo

FaxCore is the 21
st

century fax solution that combines the
Microsoft .NET platform, a web interface and innovative fax
over IP deployment opportunities into a single solution. A
strategic partner of Dialogic,

means all the advantages of
the Dialogic platform are leveraged by FaxCore for leading
edge deployments and unparalleled reliability.


Click her for
www.faxcore.com

for more information.




GreenAppx presents MCS Solutions

GreenAppX

has assembled the industry
-
leading
applications for corporate 1) email, 2) network security, 3)
data back
-
up and 4) office processes. These four categories
contain critical applications that are crucial to the day
-
to
-
day management of any business. The st
art
-
up and
recurring expense associated with traditional software
deployments addressing these four categories are beyond
the budgets of most small to mid
-
size enterprises.


Click
here for
www.greenappx.com

for more information.











SIP Strategic Outlook

and New SIP
Solutions



Click here
for MCS Forum web site where there
is

animated tutorial of this written explanation.





Supersized SIP

Since SIP
-
sessi
on initiation protocol

is an "open
standard" enabling customers to select from the best
-
of
-
the
-
breed in SIP user telephones, conferencing
equipment and other devices (presence
-
enabled
devices, machines control, video and still
-
image
cameras, home/business/
military control and endless
other possibilities).



Here are five key benefits of the SIP open standard.

First
, customers can pick from a variety of leading
SIP
-
based user call control platforms to build a
complete VoIP solution best suited for your
business.

Second
, SIP eliminates dependence on a single
vendor for features platform which means companies
can use high
-
performance SIP user devices while
using different hosted, managed or other SIP
providers.

Third
, SIP protects customer investment wit
h
interchangeable components and systems. For
example, customers can swap out a call server
without having to swap out the phones, which can
account for 60% or more of the cost in a large
enterprise VoIP implementation. This also means
that considerable
savings can be achieved through
the user of "soft" endpoints.

Fourth
, it accelerates the pace of change in SIP
systems as customers, developers, carriers and
investors can make investments knowing that new
options will bring new services. For example, sma
rt
ATM
-
automated teller machines can provide SIP
-
generated "event notification" services. Since off
-
shore drilling is in the news, remote automatic "trigger
notification" could close valves or other systems.

Fifth
, while somewhat similar to other key is
sues,
SIP will be integrated all types of software system
such including UC
-
unified
communications/collaboration, transaction systems,
contact center, social networking (Facebook, Twitter,
etc.), search (Google, Bing), manufacturing. In
addition, SIP will

have an impact on building expert
systems, artificial intelligence and other knowledge
engineering systems.





New Products Overview
-

Multi
-
Platform SIP

Last week, we discussed interoperability between
Avaya one
-
X and Microsoft Communicator. This
week, we extend the tutorial focusing on extending
telephony, presence and other communications
features between different competitor systems. This
tutorial exp
lores extensions of SIP referred to as
SPS
-
SIP Phone Support (from AudioCodes
http://www.audiocodes.com
) and SmartSIP (from
NET
http://www.net.com
). While there are unique
benef
its to either solution, the overall benefit (see
Supersized above for more) comes from reducing the
need to "rip and replace" investments in SIP
telephony endpoints. This also means that a
customer can standardize on their favorite choices
rather than bei
ng confined to a proprietary solution.



Here are some of the basic benefits to the Smart SIP
or SPS systems:

-

Supports telephony

between Microsoft and SIP
phones such as Cisco, Polycom, Avaya, snom,
softphones, custom and others (check with
manufacturer for specific phoneset support)





-

Multi
-
platform "Presence"

status support between
Communicator, hardphones (with BLF
-
Busy Lam
p
Field), and softphones



-

Supports basic telephony

features such as Call
Hold, Call Waiting, Call Transfer, Caller ID and others






-

Provides a survivability solution

for both home
and branch offices

-

Integrates with scalable media gateway and SBC
-
Session Border Controller systems

Both AudioCodes and NET have great solutions to
customers challenged economically and architectural
with multi
-
vendor and multi
-
protocol installations.








-

Supports multiple Layer 4 Transport

protocols
such as TCP
-
Transmission Control Protocol
(connection
-
oriented) and UDP
-
User Datagram
Protocol (connectionless)

-

Provides security protection

via TLS
-
Transport
Layer Security and SRTC
-
Secure Realtime Transport
Protocol





-

Supports multipl
e CODECs

for low
-
speed and
wideband "high fidelity" RTA
-
Real Time Audio




-

Supports Contact List dialing and Directory lookup
via Microsoft's AD
-
Active Directory and other
Microsoft infrastructure
.

This

is a brienf introduction intended to give an overv
iew of key,
not all features.




Both AudioCodes and NET have great solutions to
customers challenged economically and architectural
with multi
-
vendor and multi
-
protocol installations.






























MCS

Forum seeks nominations for:


-

Leadership

-

Technical Achievement

-

Solution Innovation


For

more send request to
cross@gocross.com





Click here
for

OFFICIAL

NEWS from
Microsoft



Microsoft Announces Microsoft
Communications Server "14"


Microsoft officially released more details today on the next
release of OCS (further to

the previous

post on
OCS in 2010
-

The UC 14 Wave
). The details were made in a keynote
presentation by Gurdeep Singh Pall (VP Communications
Group, Microsoft) at VoiceC
on 2010 in Orlando.

The next release is code named "
Microsoft Communications
Server

14" (notice the word "Office" has been dropped from the
server product name).

Here is a breakdown of some of the features talked about today:

1.

Location Awareness Capabilitie
s
:

o

Built into the next release of Communicator
(Wave 14) and used by OCS on the server
-
side.

o

Location information can be manually set by the
user, or it can be auto
-
set on the corporate
LAN.

o

The location information can be sent on the SIP
channel and us
ed for 911 features.

2.

Native E911 Support

(in Microsoft Communications Server 14).

3.

Tighter integration with SharePoint, Exchange, and Office
.

4.

SharePoint Integration
:

o

New Communicator "skill search" functionality built into
the next release of Communicat
or that searches
SharePoint profiles to find people with the skills you are
looking for.

o

Initiate audio and video communication directly from
SharePoint search results.

o

Phonetic based search in Communicator to locate
associated SharePoint information.

5.

Voicemail Features
:

o

Visual voicemail capabilities directly integrated into
Communicator 14.

o

Multi
-
language translation capabilities (with Exchange
2010 voicemail integration).

o

Ability to jump to a specific point in voicemail.

6.

Call Admission Control
:

o

T
he ability to use bandwidth information and policies to
know if a video call can be initiated.

7.

Branch Office Survivability
:

o

Several Microsoft Partners (i.e. AudioCodes, Dialogic,
Ferrari electronic AG, HP, and NET) announced Branch
Appliances that provid
e local telephony services in the
event of a wide area network failure.





Link to:
Three Amigos
-

MS Education
Gurus


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Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging or via
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-

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-

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-
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-

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-
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-

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-
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-
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MCS

Forum

announced its new OCSR2 Ultimate course.


"R2
and Wave 14 coming in 2010 confirms Microsoft place in the
new telecommunications networking business," noted Tom
Cross MCS Forum CEO.


"R2 is having a significant impact on
corporate voice telecommunications
strategies indicating the
end of the TDM
-
time division multiplexed PBX
-
Private Branch
eXchange systems is now insight.


Microsoft is also driving
companies like Cisco, Nortel, Avaya, NEC, Mitel, ShoreTel to
rethink their featuresets and capabilities becaus
e while R2 is a
new game when Wave 14 is released in 2010, their days are
numbered," Cross commented.



This five
-
day (5
-
day) "hands
-
on" lab course with 700+ page
manual focuses on the core components of MCS 2007 R2,
including:

-

Instant Messaging (IM) b
etween everyone in the organization
in the office or remote

-

Application and Desktop sharing for true collaboration

-

Audio/Video Conferencing including internally hosted audio
conference calls and Live Meetings

-

Integration with Exchange Server 2007
Unified Messaging

-

Securing the environment to protect communications



The course provides many hands
-
on labs to practice and
reinforce learning of many new concepts. After completing this
course, students should be able to design, install, configure,
maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot the core components of
OCS 2007 R2.





Click here for a complete outline.





Call Tom Cross at
303
-
594
-
1694
cross@gocross.com

for
details.


This class is FREE to paid MCS attendees.



To register for SIP class only (not the MCS
Expo)

click here.








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-

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-
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-
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-

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covered due to timeframe)





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-

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-

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-
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-
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-
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