I’m looking at the WPC online and all I can say is that I’m all in.
I we managed to score some sweet deals from some of my partners (Microsoft, Plantronics, Interoute, Ingate, Dialogic) for my lab @ http://labcenter.se/Lab/2055 and my office is starting to look like a Best Buy or something with all the gadgets and stuff i got for the lab now.
There is Bluetooth headsets, wired ones, phones, speaker phones, CX5000 (roundtables), HD webcams, sip gateways and some other surprises.
So if you are in to Unified Communications and want to learn some more of the whole ecosystem around Microsoft’s UC offering i really recommend you to sign up.
In three intensive days together with me, we will go through the various components of Microsoft’s Unified Communications offering.
Office Communications Server with Exchange is the foundation of Microsoft’s unified communications offering and in this lab we will review and build OCS 2007 R2 from scratch, with all its various roles, including Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging.
The Lab contain many practical exercises and goes through the basic functions such as IM, online meetings in Live Meeting, Federation and Desktop Sharing. After that we will deepen ourselves in Enterprise Voice, SIP trunks, SIP gateways and the Exchange UM role.
We will also look at OCS in the cloud and compare the differences between having one yourself or buy it as a service from for example Microsoft Online Services.
I have seen this problem in some forum posts so its nice to have a fix for it.
The update includes hotfixes two known issues.
Version 1.0.1423.65 of the Sign-In application was released on January 24. Customers that downloaded version 1.0.1423.65 between January 24 and today may experience the following issues:
· Machines running Windows XP may experience problems connecting to Microsoft Online Services, which may manifest with the following error message displayed in the Sign-In application:
“Unable to connect to Microsoft Online Services. You must be connected to the Internet to use the services.”
· Machines running Office Outlook in languages other than English may display Outlook folder names in English.
Customers who downloaded and installed version 1.0.1423.65 of the Sign-In application and experience either of these issues should install the new version 1.0.1427.040 (or later) of the Sign-In application, which can be obtained from the Microsoft Download Center.
Customers can quickly determine the current version of their Sign-In application by selecting the “About” tab in the Sign-In application. The version is listed as: “Current version: x.x.xxxx.xxx.”
Sometime next year Office 2010 will arrive and includes OneNote that for sure is my favorite app all-time that i use most after Outlook.
So what’s coming?
- Sync to Cloud (Windows Live): In addition to being able to sync to storage devices like USB drives and SharePoint, the next version of OneNote is going to sync to the Windows Live service (aka “the cloud”) so your notebooks are available from any computer, any time. There aren’t a lot of details on how exactly this is going to work, but I’m definitely excited to check this out.
- OneNote Web App: With the web application, part of the online Office suite of web apps, you’ll be able to access and edit your entire notebook from a browser. That’s true even if you’re on a machine that doesn’t have OneNote installed.
- OneNote Mobile: A more complete OneNote version for Windows Mobile phones will sync whole notebooks and will sync directly to the cloud.
Microsoft is opening 2 datacenters in July… well what’s so special about that except that one of them is the first one to utilize containers as a primary server packaging unit (each container houses 1,800 to 2,500 servers.
So where are we going with this?
Take a look at this video to get your head spinning…