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New Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 Update

Posted by Mino on August 5, 2009

The Windows Mobile version of Office Communicator 2007 R2 has just been updated. Communicator Mobile is strongly positioned as a desktop replacement application allowing OCS-enabled users to receive and place work calls over a mobile phone, exchange instant messages, and keep their presence indicators up-to-date while on the road.

This new version is available now and will be also compatible with the soon-to-be-released Windows Mobile 6.5, offering even richer integration to its users.

includes additions such as the Join Conference feature, where instead of dialing in and entering complicated conference entry codes, users can now join a meeting with the click of a button. This capability is available for all types of meetings that are scheduled using the new UC Conferencing capability in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

 What’s new?

Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 update is far more than a standard QFE, with several new key features:

  • Click-to-join conferences!  No more pesky dial-in numbers or passcodes to remember!
  • A better Call via Work experience, where callbacks are automatically accepted.  Just click Call via Work, and place the phone to your ear.  After a quick call setup, you’ll be connected!
  • Support for new Windows Mobile Homescreens, on Windows Mobile 6.5 and higher devices.
  • The ability to call any number via Work, on Windows Mobile 6.5 and higher devices.  This means that you can even dial extensions from your mobile phone!
  • Detection for when the phone is roaming:  by default, Communicator does not sign in to roaming networks.

For more information about Communicator Mobile 2007 R2, visit the Microsoft Download website, or point your mobile browser to www.GetComo.com to download and install it.

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Address Book Download Issue (Vista Only)

Posted by Mino on July 6, 2009

This is a case I have faced right after the MVP award thing; it proves one thing to me.  You will always learn till the last minute of your life whether you are a Ranger or MVP or even one of the product team themselves. 

Ok here is the case; I have a Pilot on Isolated Environment where I have deployed 3 machines (AD+ CA+ Exchange, OCS Front End, OCS Mediation) And the users are on another production environment and they are planning to test the OC locally from their computers joined to the Production domain not the pilot one.

I have everything configured fine, hosts file edited correctly, Certificate Chain imported and Communicator is able to login correctly with no Problem. All of a Sudden all Vista machines are not able to download address book or to retrieve outlook free /busy information. However XP machines are working smoothly with no Problem

OK….then we think logic , what is common between Address Book and Exchange Free/ Busy?  Both are Web Services retrieved through HTTPS, so it has to be IE problem.

After some Googleing I found the solution on the UC No Evil blog as he describes details of troubleshooting steps he did and in the end it appeared to be the IE setting of Check for sever certificate revocation along with Disabling Windows Vista User Access Control

Below Are the Detailed Steps as described on the Blog:

  1. Make sure this symptom is the same on all of your Vista clients.
  2. Flush DNS by using ipconfig /flushdns on the client.
  3. Verify within IE that ‘Check for server certificate revocation* is disabled.  To do this go to IE > Advanced > Security section > Check for sever certificate revocation*.   Deselect the check box.
  4. Now  close Internet Explorer, close Communicator (Completely — sign-out and close application)
  5. Start Communicator| Sign in
  6. If you’re not presented with an error or the warning stating an issue accessing the Address Book, go to the %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application data\Microsoft\Communicator and verify that a GalContacts.db file exists.  If it does exist, GREAT! You’re done.   If not then continue with the rest of the procedure.
  7. Within IE add the Address Book URL that users will download the AB files.  IE > Internet Options > Security > Trusted Sites > Add the URL to trusted sites (ex.  https://ocsfrontend.company.com)
  8. Repeat steps 4-6
  9. If you still cannot download the address book try, move to step 10.
  10. Verify that User Access Control is off and then repeat steps 4-6.

Also some good technical details for the issue are available here on Microsoft Forums

Posted in Certificates, Common Errors, communicator client, Front End Server, Good Articles take from Other Blogs, Miscellaneous, OCS 2007 R2 | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Multilingual User Interface Package for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2

Posted by Mino on April 26, 2009

I have been into a deployment within the GULF countries where the language of the application is much more important than the application itself.

English is not commonly used and the localized language was requested even on the OCS level.

Microsoft Provides localized MUI (Multilingual User Interface ) for Both Communicator Client 2007 R2 and Communicator Web Access. However there is no MUI yet for the Communicator Phone Edition 😦

This MUI Package for Office Communicator 2007 R2 includes the following languages:

·         Arabic

·         Bulgarian

·         Catalan

·         Chinese – Simplified

·         Chinese – Traditional

·         Chinese Hong Kong

·         Croatian

·         Czech

·         Danish

·         Dutch

·         English

·         Estonian

·         Finnish

·         French

·         German

·         Greek

·         Hebrew

·         Hindi

·         Hungarian

·         Italian

·         Japanese

·         Korean

·         Latvian

·         Lithuanian

·         Norwegian

·         Polish

·         Portuguese (Portugal)

·         Portuguese (Brazil)

·         Romanian

·         Russian

·         Serbian

·         Slovak

·         Slovenian

·         Spanish

·         Swedish

·         Thai

·         Turkish

·         Ukrainian

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OCS 2007 and Outlook 2007 Smart Tags

Posted by Mino on March 21, 2009

I have been asked about the do ability to have the Presence of a person from inside the body of an e-mail or to to be able to call a phone number from inside the e-mail body also.

to do this you need to go the below settings from inside the outlook 2007

Tools – Options –Spelling–Spelling and Auto Correction–Auto Correct Options –Smart Tags

Make sure to click on both Person Name (English ) & ( Outlook email ) , and Telephone Number . 

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Posted in communicator client, OCS & Exchange07, OCS 2007 R2 | Tagged: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »