Monday, October 29, 2007

Microsoft Unified Communications Australian Launch Events

If your in Melbourne or Sydney in November, the I highly recommend that you come along to the Microsoft UC product launch. I've booked in for the following sessions;

Office Communications Server 2007 Deployment

This demonstration will walk through deployment of Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS 2007) starting with the planning & deployment guide, standard edition installation, user provisioning and entitlement, configuration, and finally validation. OCS 2007 will be the main emphasis of this demonstration. This session can be broken down into three parts. In the first part of the demonstration, we show the easy setup of Standard Edition 2007, which allows an organisation to provide IM, peer to peer voice call capabilities immediately. The second part of the session will include an overview of complex installation topologies recommended for OCS 2007, including considerations for Enterprise Edition deployment, Edge server roles, various MCU roles, Mediation server and the Archiving server role. The third part of the session focuses on federation and public internet connectivity features of OCS 2007. This includes setup of Edge server roles for Public Internet Connectivity and Federation capabilities. It will also cover integration with Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Unified Messaging which enables an exciting set of features for end-users.

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Overview

This demonstration will walk through the feature enhancements introduced in Exchange Server 2007 SP1. The demo will cover a range of new technologies, from Windows Server 2008, Standby Continuous Replication and Outlook Web Access 2007, to enhanced functionalities such as Mobility, end user experience and administrator management.

Unified Communications Journey, A real customers experience

HP began deploying Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 in live internal and customer environments long before these products came to market. In this session you will hear about the trials, tribulations and ultimate success of implementing a consolidated Exchange Server 2007 environment across multiple geographies, complete with Unified Messaging and then Office Communications Server 2007 integrated with Cisco Call Manager. Understand the business objectives and requirements that lead to this implementation including the unexpected benefits as highlighted in the case study. Learn from our mistakes, understand the real value, and pre-requisites for full functionality and ultimately streamline your own deployment!

Mobility & Anywhere Access

This presentation will demonstrate the benefits of remote access and mobility features for Office Communicators Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007. The scenario will focus on how users stay connected and can work without interruption while travelling and on the go. Users continue to have access to presence and contact information and choice of communication options including mail, instant messaging, voice and multi-party conferencing. They can view documents and access Microsoft Office SharePoint sites remotely. All these features increase productivity for the organisation and are easy to set up by IT professionals. We will talk about implicit benefits of cost saving and lower help-desk calls.

Use the following links to register. It's a free event. Send me an email if you are coming!

Make sure you check out the new Australian UC product site, and if you haven't already subscribed to Johann's Unified Communications blog, do it now!

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