Microsoft Unified Communications Client API SDK Released to Web!

This happened while I was in a mad rush to get the launch done, but I thought I’d mention this release. The UCCA is what the OC 2007 team used to create OC 2007 and it’s the client API used to create custom clients, or integrate OC like functionality into your apps.  Download it, check…


Unified Communications Launches on 10/16 in San Francisco!

The Unified Communications Platform launched Wednesday, Oct. 16th in San Francisco.  That platform includes OCS 2007, OC 2007 and Exchange SP1.  I attended the launch as a presenter, presenting a session on the platform SDKs for the IT Pro/IT management audience, as well spending time talking with attendees about the UC products/platform.    I was…


7 UC Dev Sessions at TechEd Developers 2007 Europe!

TechEd Developers 2007 Europe is in Barcelona Spain on 11/5-11/9/2007 this year.  I’m very excited about this year since we’re going to have a total of 7 sessions focused on developing with the UC platform, including OC 2007 SDK, OCS 2007 SDK, UCCP, UCMA, CWA AJAX APIs and Speech Server. Sign up for TechEd and…


Unified Communications Launch in San Fransisco, 10/16/2007

The worldwide launch of our UC platform (Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007 and Unifed Messaging with Exchange) is next week.  You can find details here.  The day kicks off with a keynote by Jeff Raikes and Bill Gates followed by technical sessions in verious areas (configuration, VOIP, Exchange, etc.). I’m extremely excited to…


OCS 2007 Virtual Labs Now Available

Check out this post from the UC team regarding some virtual labs you can use to try your hand at deploying OCS 2007, Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging, etc. Does three posts today count as a trifecta or is more “three on a match”…


New OCS 2007 Speech Server 2007 Development book available!

I thought I’d mention Michael Dunn’s book Pro Microsoft Speech Server 2007: Developing Speech Enabled Applications with .NET is now available.  I haven’t received it yet, but based on talking with Michael and his SS knowledge and real world experience, I’m excited to get through it.  Take a look…


Cool Ch. 9 geekSpeak on Office Communications 2007 Speech Server, Featuring Michael Dunn

If you’ve never participated in a geekSpeak before, these sessions are conversational in nature and are driven by your questons rather than a set agenda.  This session on Speech Server by Michael Dunn is a great overview of the speech capabilities in OCS 2007 SS and how to develop workflow based speed apps.  Michael does…


OCS 2007/OC 2007 RTM and Trial Versions Available for Download!

  After 3 years of incredibly hard work, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 have been sent to manufacturing!  Congrats to the UC Product teams! OCS 2007 and OC 2007 were released to manufacturing last week and 180 day trial versions were just made available.  These trial versions were made available…


Developers Guide to UC – The SDKs

I’ve been talking to developers about writing applications for the Unified Communications platform and I thought it would be useful to provide an overview of what makes up the platform and what you can do with it. UC development is all about integrating communications into your applications.  When you think about UC dev, think about the…


JCalev Answers Common Questions from TechEd

Joe Calev, a SDE for the UC platform, wrote a great blog entry that answers a lot of the common questions we heard at TechEd while talking to customers. Check out Joe’s blog entries on UCMA development.  Very in depth!