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Instant Messaging and Unified Messaging News
October 14, 2008
Microsoft is talking up its updated, collaboration-focused OCS 2007 -- not ready for release until February 2009.
March 18, 2008
The Microsoft/Aspect deal calls for the integration of Microsoft's Office Communications Server and Aspect's Unified IP.
July 17, 2007
Vulnerability researchers say attackers could exploit flaws in AOL Instant Messenger, Trillian and Yahoo Messenger to run malicious code or cause a denial of service.
July 16, 2007
IT shops find the long list of features in Microsoft's unified communications platform to be daunting and unnecessary, at least for now, say the company's partners.
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The unified messaging server is a server role in Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 that integrates users' voice mail with Exchange email. Continue Reading
Vouch By Reference (VBR) is a protocol for adding third-party certification to email. The first part of the protocol requires the sender to add information to their email header by creating a field called VBR-Info. Continue Reading
A Unified Messaging hunt group is created to link an inbound call number to a certain UM dial plan. In this excerpt from "Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: The Complete Reference," learn how a hunt group works with a UM server and an IP gateway, along... Continue Reading
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If you plan to move UM-enabled mailboxes to Office 365 as part of a hybrid implementation, keep it simple to avoid complications. Continue Reading
This well-known group of Exchange and Lync MVPs, MCMs and enthusiasts talks about the latest happenings in the world of Exchange Server. Continue Reading
Successfully combining Exchange Server 2007 unified messaging with OCS 2007 can be a daunting task without the Exchange UM Integration Utility. Continue Reading
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Properly modifying OWA 2013 is necessary to allow users Lync functionality such as instant messaging and presence. We offer the necessary steps here. Continue Reading
Exchange Server 2007 and OCS 2007 may be part of the same unified communications strategy, but each has separate and defined roles. When integrated together, they can enhance an enterprise's unified messaging experience. This guide gives you all the... Continue Reading
In this excerpt from "Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: The Complete Reference," discover how to create a mailbox policy, along with the best settings and configurations on a Unified Messaging server in Exchange Server 2007. Continue Reading
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Lync Online gets less fanfare than Exchange and SharePoint online, but that doesn't mean you should disregard it. Know what to expect if and when your company jumps on the Office 365 bandwagon. Continue Reading
Setting up an Exchange 2010 unified messaging server in a lab lets you test new UM features before putting them into production. One expert explains a quick and cost-effective approach to this sometimes cumbersome process. Continue Reading
Is your organization looking into the benefits of unified communications, but you don't know where to start? This tip from industry analyst Marty Parker explains UC, how it's different from unified messaging and where it may fit in your Exchange ... Continue Reading