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December 2012 Update for OCS 2007 R2

December 16, 2012 Leave a comment

in case you are not aware, Microsoft released the December updates for OCS 2007 R2, here they are:








Office Communications Server 2007 R2



MS download

Office Communicator 2007 R2



MS download

Group Chat Server 2007 R2



MS download

Group Chat Client 2007 R2



MS download

Group Chat Administration Tool 2007 R2



MS download

You can find the most recent update information for OCS 2007 R2 at Updates Resource Center for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Clients.


#Lync Client #Virtualization the full story #ucoms #Citrix #xendesktop #xenapp

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

if you have been reading carefully, Citrix released a document the article published here .

by that time, I knew internally that Microsoft didn’t support Client virtualization for OCS/Lync. although if you have been reading and even attended Citrix Xenapp 6 or Xendesktop training you will hear a lot about Lync/OCS client virtualization delivery with Xenapp or Xendesktop.

starting 14/4, Microsoft released a document that explains the supportability statement for Xenapp and Xendesktop and virtualization techniques that they support/no support.

the document is available here

in summary Microsoft now supports client virtualization through full desktop or application delivery/streaming with some considerations “check the document for more details” it is so amazing to see that Microsoft finally released such a support statement and changed the fully rigid statement of the big NO before.

#Lync Web Scheduler is now RTM #Microsoft #UCOMS

April 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Lync Web Scheduler is a resource kit tool for Microsoft® Lync Server 2010. It provides a Web-based alternative to the add-in for the Microsoft Office Outlook® messaging and collaboration client for the purpose of scheduling a meeting using Lync Server 2010. It also provides a browser-based conference management experience that includes operations such as the following:

· Scheduling a new online Lync meeting.

· Listing all existing Lync Server 2010 meetings that the user has organized.

· Viewing and modifying details of an existing meeting.

· Deleting an existing meeting.

· Sending an email invitation to meeting participants by using a configured SMTP mail server.

· Joining an existing conference.

you can download it from here

#Lync #ocs upgrade EVAL to volume license version

November 11, 2010 3 comments

Thanks to Nathan Winters for sharing it.

to upgrade from the EVAL to the VL version from lync simply follow those steps

after they secure access to volume bits  through a legitimate channel – ie. VL site:


On every machine which has EVAL version of Server.MSI installed:

  1. run “msiexec.exe /fvomus server.msi EVALTOFULL=1 /qb (Note: the server.msi is from Volume media)
  2. run PS cmdlet “enable-cscomputer”


#Lync #ocs #ucoms #Microsoft #uc answering, why I should upgrade to Lync

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

in case you missed my session at PDC last week, also if you are not arabic speaker, I have delivered a session on why you should consider upgrading to Lync and answering the why.

Lync has so many features by I created the most important and killer features, this is not to summarize all of the features of lync but those are the most killers I like about Lync.

the presentation attached I don’t Want to Upgrade to Lync

#Lync #OCS #ucoms Restricted OCS Deployment ports requirements and firewall rules details

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

we have been working with the OCS PG last week in preparing a detailed table for ports requirements and firewall configuration for restricted OCS deployments.

the difference in this table that we have detailed as much as we can the different communication ports and firewall requirements for all of the segmented including internet, internal and enterprise voice communications.

we also detailed the ports and communication paths so it can be reader-friendly for the Security/Firewall engineers.

the wiki assumes that servers are deployed in the same VLAN and separated by a very restricted firewall configuration, Edge is deployed in the DMZ and again restricted firewall configuration is required.

currently the document still being reviewed, but if you are interested in following it you will find it on the wiki, here, we will be publishing another one for Lync as well linked to the wiki.

we will validate the wiki this week at a customer location and we will publish the updates later.


Thanks to Tom, Rick and Rui for their support during creating this wiki.

well done ya kimooooooooooo

#OCS #Lync Lync 2010 vs OCS 2007 R2 vs OCS 2007 R1 Client Supportability Matrix

September 14, 2010 1 comment

if you have been reading Jeff’s Post then you will know that Lync Client is not supported with OCS, for further details I have prepared this Table to list the supported clients against servers:

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