New book: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit


Greetings again! Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit, by Rui Maximo, Rick Kingslan, Rajesh Ramanathan, and Nirav Kamdar with the Microsoft Office Communications Server Team, shipped to the printer in early January. The book’s online retailer availability date is February 4, although you can pre-order the book now, and its ISBN is 9780735626355.


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This new book updates Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit, which was published early last year.


Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President of Unified Communications Group, wrote the Foreword:


 


Foreword


Microsoft Office Communications Server simplifies the mechanics of communicating


with others and broadens the potential for interactive collaboration. Our team’s vision


is to simplify and integrate the possible modes of communication into a seamless


experience that centers on the person you want to interact with and the type of


communication you want to have. This paradigm shift is the new world of Unified


Communications.


 


Office Communications Server 2007 was a significant step forward in streamlined,


integrated communications with unified presence, voice, instant messaging


(IM), e-mail, and Web conferencing. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 delivers


the next generation of Unified Communications with greater integration and


richer features:


 


Call delegation A user can manage calls on behalf of another user.


            Team ring Incoming calls can be forwarded to each member of a team.


Response Group Service Administrators can create response groups


for routing and queuing incoming phone calls to designated people.


Group Chat Users can engage in persisted, ongoing IM conversations


within chat rooms.


Dial-in Conferencing Users can join an audio/video conference by dialing


a number from any Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) phone.


Desktop Sharing Windows users can share their computer desktops


with other , including those running Apple and Linux operating systems.


SIP Trunking Support Enterprises can connect their voice network to a


PSTN via an Internet telephony service provider.


Mobility Office Communicator Mobile users can communicate using


presence, IM, and voice.


Enhanced Media High Definition (HD) and VGA video support for peerto-


peer calls as well as improved resiliency and voice quality for all calls.


Enhanced Developer Platform Richer application programming interfaces


(APIs) to enable developers to do more with Office Communications


Server and Visual Studio integration to enable faster/simpler development.


 


With this new edition of the Office Communications Server Resource Kit, Rui


Maximo, Rick Kingslan, Rajesh Ramanathan, and Nirav Kamdar, along with 18


Microsoft insiders from the product, user assistance, and field teams, reveal the


technical depth, scenarios, and diagnostic techniques specific to the Microsoft


Office Communications Server 2007 R2 product. The Microsoft Office Communications


Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit is the result of their efforts over the past year


in pushing the first edition to a new higher standard. Rather than simply update


the first edition, the project team rebuilt the book from the ground up, putting


each chapter through extensive customer and peer review, removing extraneous


content, adding important new content, ensuring that the information is readily


understandable, and driving consistency and coherency across the 22 chapters.


A special thanks to Susan Bradley for driving both editions of the Resource Kit to


progressively high standards.


 


This book not only details the new features, it also adds five new chapters that


delve into topics that are most important to customers, such as voice mail, Private


Branch eXchange (PBX) integration (dual forking and Direct Session Initiation


Protocol [SIP]), and client deployment. You’ll also notice many new sidebars in


this edition, with even more tips from the field and in-depth information from the


product team. An updated troubleshooting chapter offers detailed examples and


techniques. In addition, you’ll find updated scripts that are easier to use and more


easily customizable for your individual needs.


 


The first edition of the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Resource


Kit introduced Office Communications Server to those who were new to the product,


and it provided a reference for experts who needed details about how the


product works. The first edition of the Resource Kit was so successful that every


new employee in the Microsoft Office Communications Server group now receives


a copy. It has shown itself to be an important tool for customers, consultants, and


our own developers. I hope that you will find this newest edition of the Resource


Kit to be an indispensible tool that enables you to get the most out of Microsoft


Office Communications Server 2007 R2. And as always, we look forward to your


feedback for the next edition.


 


—Gurdeep Singh Pall


Corporate Vice President, Office Communications Group, Microsoft Corporation


 


And the OCS team blog is at http://communicationsserverteam.com/default.aspx.


More new books coming soon!

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