Software+Services: OCS 2007

A company in Finland called Humeko Ltd, is now offering a free one month trial for OCS 2007 services for companies. See full announcement here: (in Finnish only, sorry). What they’ll provide is an interesting package for a fairly cheap price: OCS 2007 (Standard) services including IM, Presence and audio/video conferencing for users, 6,95 eur/month/user….


Groove 2007 eLearning material released

See here: Not free, but not expensive either.


Resources for MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0

I recently had a chance to participate in delivering a MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0 “Make It Real”-training in Germany (thanks for hosting us, guys). It was a great week of collaboration, finding solutions for technical issues and giving and receiving real life experiences from SharePoint engagements. As part of the training I whipped together a quick…


Certificate problems with OCS 2007 – part 1

Oftentimes when deploying OCS 2007 to complex environments something doesn’t work as expected. Even more often the culprit is either a certificates issue or AD (and thus, often a DNS) issue. One of my colleagues had problems when connecting Office Communicator to OCS 2007, using Access Edge. Thus the workstation was outside the company’s LAN…


OCS 2007 on a 64-bit server

..and missing those fancy ADUC (Active Directory Users and Computers) controls for enabling users to your pool? Fear not, just run this to get them visible: mmc /32 dsa.msc. Yeah, I’m a keyboard junkie amongst other vices, but this was something I really needed to troubleshoot for a sec. It seems every day is a…


OCS 2007 Standard Edition – 10 insights from the field

I, for one, have been struggling a bit when it comes down to understanding what’s happening with OCS 2007 (Office Communications Server 2007, RTM’d some time ago). Having played with LCS 2005 (Live Communications Server 2005) quite a bit, I’ve been eagerly waiting for the first stabile betas and release candidates of its successor. Here…


Dogfooding: Windows Live OneCare 2.0 beta

One of the ‘perks’ at Microsoft is the ability to dogfood things – i.e. installing every piece of alpha, beta, gamma and whatnot version of software that interests you. And then observing if your laptop still boots, or not. I was asked recently “What’s a good antivirus/antispyware software for a small company?”. My obvious answer,…


MOSS 2007 and SPS 2003/SPS 2001 migration tools public release

I just got a note that the following migration tools for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 (SPS) have been released via CodePlex: SharePoint 2003 Data Extraction Tool: SharePoint Importer:  SharePoint 2001 Data Extractor:  Check out the project’s homepage at  


OCS 2007 launch date confirmed!

OCS 2007 will be officially launched October 16th – see details and link to webcast here: