UC 14 Metro – OCS 14/OC 14 platform early adopter program

"Metro" is the Microsoft Early Adopter Program for partners and customers that want to invest in our future platform technologies to get competitive advantage. After our PDC09 sessions on Office Communications Server “14”, Office Communicator “14” and the new platform SDKs, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about getting access to the new bits….


@PDC09: Meet me @ Ask the Experts

I’ve had some really great discussions around UC Wave 14 and UC development while here at the PDC09.  If we haven’t managed to sit down and talk, meet me tonight in hall G from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. I’ll see you there. Thanks, Chris.


@PDC09: Integrating and Extending OC 14 Session

Just waiting for the Day 2 Keynote to start.  Remember to head over to David’s session on integrating OC 14 features into your WPF and Silverlight apps right after the keynote.  Integrating and Extending the Microsoft Office Communicator Experience with Windows Presentation Foundation and Microsoft Silverlight David Ollason in 408A on Wednesday at 11:30 AM….


@PDC09: Microsoft Unified Communications: Developer Platform Futures (PRO5)

Thanks to everyone that attended my PDC09 session today.  I’ll link to the session recording when it’s posted on Ch. 9, but here’s a quick recap of what was covered: The UC “14” Wave will consist of Exchange 2010 (released last week at TechEd Europe), Office Communications Server “14”* and Office Communicator “14”*.  With the…


@PDC09: Please fill out your evals!!!

Everything is ready to go for my Microsoft Unified Communications: Developer Platform Futures (PRO5) session @ 11 AM tomorrow in 515B.  I hope to see you there. We always appreciate your feedback on sessions at PDC, so please fill out your evals.  Your feedback has a real positive affect on future PDC sessions. And, new…


Unified Communications @ PDC09

I love the PDC.  Before I joined Microsoft in 2000, I went to every PDC so I could evaluate the future of the Microsoft platform and integrate it into my development and architecture. Since I joined the company, I’ve attended every PDC to share what we’re doing at Microsoft with regards to the future of…


My Schedule at TechEd Europe 2009

I’ll be at TechEd Europe this year speaking on the future of the UC platform (OCS, OC, Exchange and Outlook) and meeting up with my European friends and colleagues. I’m speaking at the following session: UNC304 The State of the Art in Microsoft’s Unified Communications Developer Platform (*PDC at TechEd) Presenter: Chris Mayo Tue 11/10…


Exchange 2010 and Exchange Web Services – What’s New Webcasts

Exchange Web Services gives you programmatic access to the information and business logic in Exchange 2010.  If you think about all the stuff you do in Outlook 2007 to manage your daily life (mail to communicate with friends and coworkers, calendar items to manage your day and tasks to track the things that you need…