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Unified Communications Workshop Milano/Roma, 10/12 luglio 2007. Alessandro Appiani Microsoft TechNet Speaker [email protected] . Le funzionalità “classiche” di Real Time Communications. Instant Messaging, Rich Presence, Conferencing.

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Unified Communications Workshop

Milano/Roma, 10/12 luglio 2007

Alessandro Appiani

Microsoft TechNet Speaker

[email protected]

le funzionalit classiche di real time communications

Le funzionalità “classiche” di Real Time Communications

Instant Messaging, Rich Presence, Conferencing

Nota: Office Communications Server 2007 è in Beta Testing, e non ancora ufficialmente rilasciato. Le informazioni contenute in questa presentazione potranno di conseguenza essere soggette a qualche variazione.

enterprise im improved user experience
Enterprise IM – Improved User Experience
  • Office Communicator enhanced
  • For more screen real-estate
  • Enhanced Group IM
  • Rich Presence
  • Rich Call Control
communicator web access client
Simpler, Full Featured

Customizable, Selective

Communicator Web Access Client
  • 100% JavaScript
  • Zero Client Installation
  • Can traverse Firewalls
  • Minimal restrictions on activities
  • Identical Experience to OC
  • Platform Independent

UI Client

UI Controls

Custom Client API

communicator mobile in action
Same look and feel and contact list as desktop client

Mobile device optimized features (current conversations shown as example)

Conversation window

Search integrated into organization’s corporate directory

Access multiple forms of communication with a contact, including via the mobile phone from the same interface

Communicator Mobile In Action
understanding rich presence
Understanding Rich Presence
  • Rich Presence Categories, Containersand Watchers
  • Rich Presence Model
  • Presence States
  • Access Levels
  • How It Works
presence system overview
Presence System Overview














Custom States

My Status








In a Call

In a Conference













Calendar State



Working Hours

Busy (appointment)

In a Meeting

Out of Office (OOF)

Free/BusyMeeting Details

OOF Note

presence and ocs
Presence Publish

Presence Notify

Presence Notify

Presence Publish

Presence Notify

Presence Publish

Presence And OCS
  • The primary role of the server is to efficiently distribute presence information from publisher’s to a set of authorized watcher’s in near real time
deploying office communicator
Deploying Office Communicator
  • Office Communicator Setup Issues
  • Administrative Control
  • Troubleshooting Basics
  • Post Deployment Possibilities
office communicator setup issues
Office Communicator Setup Issues
  • MSI based setup
    • /q for silent install
    • /l*v for creating logs
  • Per machine installations only
  • Deployment
    • Intellimirror, WSH, GPO, SMS.
  • Uninstall/ Reinstall recommended for Beta3
administrative control gpos versus in band provisioning
Administrative ControlGPOs versus In-band Provisioning
  • In band provisioning
    • WMI settings on the server
    • Pool level settings
  • Group policy objects
    • ADM Files
    • User level settings
  • User options
  • Precedence of control
    • GPOs > In band > user options
administrative control voice control features
Administrative ControlVoice Control Features
  • All in-band settings will have an associated policy
  • Name consistencies between in-band and GPOs

Additional information can be found in Office Communicator Deployment Guide and Communicator_2007_Policy_Settings.xls accompanying the OCS Documentation.

troubleshooting basics
Troubleshooting Basics
  • Enabling tracing
    • Registry keys
      • HKCU\SW\Microsoft\Tracing\communicator
      • HKCU\SW\Microsoft\Tracing\uccp
    • Options dialog
  • List of logs
    • Log location: %userprofile%\tracing
      • Communicator.log
      • Communicator.etl
      • Communicator-uccp.log
comparing 2007 conferencing solutions server or service continuum

OLM 2007 Professional

Extend with Live Meeting for training and events


OLM 2007 Professional and

Professional Room

Collaborative Meetings

OLM 2007 Standard and

OLM 2007 Professional and

OCS 2007 Enterprise CAL

Take control of the information and the delivery of the solution

Windows Meeting Space (VISTA)

Comparing 2007 Conferencing SolutionsServer or service continuum



Microsoft Hosted

Free up IT resources with a secure service for meetings, training and events

Face to face Collaboration

using the communicator client for video conferencing
Using The Communicator Client For Video Conferencing
  • Great out of the box experience
    • No need to run A/V tuning wizard
  • 1:Many Video Conferencing
    • A/V streams are mixed on OCS Server (via MCU)
  • Experience optimized for Voice
    • Lightweight,
  • NAT, Firewall, and Proxy Traversal
    • ICE
    • Media Relays
    • HTTP Tunneling
  • High Quality
    • Wideband adaptive codecs
    • Rich video
live meeting 2007 console
Live Meeting 2007 Console
  • One Experience across OCS Server and Live Meeting 2007 Service
  • Same Meeting Client
    • One binary – One install (separate from Communicator)
    • Same user-experience
    • Same brand: Live Meeting
  • Seamless Functionality (on-premise)
    • Works with the server in your company
    • Permit anonymous join to allow anyone to join
    • Works by federation with other companies
    • Works with Live Meeting 2007 service with anyone
lm client communication ocs and lm service
Live Meeting Service

Office Communication Server






Data Pod

LM Client

LM Client

LM Client CommunicationOCS and LM Service
using integrated scheduling
Using Integrated Scheduling
  • Outlook Add-ins Provide
    • Scheduling for both server and service
    • Integration with the Outlook ribbon
using office roundtable
Using Office RoundTable
  • Immersive Virtual Meetings
    • Active speaker and panorama views
    • Views synchronized with data
  • Revolutionary Experience
    • Record and playback meetings
    • Suitable for every meeting room



understanding rich media
Understanding Rich Media
  • Voice
    • Integrated VOIP: 2 way and multi-party audio
    • High quality, network adaptive codecs
  • PSTN
    • Support with ACP partners
    • New hybrid VOIP-ACP functionality (Service only)
  • Video
    • Integrated Multiparty Webcam video
    • Full screen and flexible layouts
    • New RoundTable video
  • Connectivity
    • Works across firewalls
    • Scalable – 100’s of audio-video users per conference
using rich media high fidelity recordings
Using Rich Media High Fidelity Recordings
  • Archive voice, video, animations, speaker transitions
  • Archives are searchable and easily shared as folders
  • Playback in web browser
  • Timeline + rich speaker and event indexing
certificates in conferencing
Certificates In Conferencing
  • Using Certificates
  • Recommendations
    • Standard Configuration
    • Enterprise Pool
    • Edge Servers
  • Installing and Deploying Certs
using certificates for security
Using Certificates For Security
  • Server-to-server authentication using MTLS
    • Federated proxies
    • OCS Server within the Enterprise
  • Authentication of OCS Servers to various clients
    • Remote users
    • Anonymous users
    • Clients, such as MOC
  • Confidentiality through data encryption in OCS Server 2007 data channels
  • Authentication requirements for STUN protocol used by A/V Conferencing Edge Servers in external conferencing scenarios
installing and deploying certificates
Installing And Deploying Certificates
  • Certificate Wizard simplifies creating and assigning certificates to most OCS Server 2007 roles
  • Support for external and internal servers
  • The CA is selectable
  • Certificates are created by default with exportable private keys (PKCS #12)
  • Import/export operations are available
riferimenti e risorse 1
Riferimenti e risorse (1)

Unified Communications

Unified Communications Italy

Office Communications Server (& LCS 2005)


Exchange Italy

riferimenti e risorse 2
Riferimenti e risorse (2)

Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 Public

Office Communications Server 2007 Public Beta

Office Communications Server 2007 Public Beta TechNet

Office Live Communications Server TechNet

Exchange Server TechNet Center

Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging Role on

more info
More info...
  • Alessandro [email protected]
  • My (company) (news e technical tips) sui sistemi Microsoft per ITpro, con particolare attenzione al mondo Communication & Collaboration (Exchange, Powershell, e prossimamente OCS 2007)
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