Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 975611

30 10 2009

Direct download here

Issues that this update package fixes.





Office Communicator Phone Edition (2007 R2) 6907.55 KB977065

28 10 2009

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Issues that this update package fixes.





Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 972884

28 10 2009

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Issues that this update fixes





KB974571 Crypto-API Update may break Office Communications Server 2007 R2 installations

14 10 2009

Don’t install KB974571 Crypto-API Update on Office Communications Server 2007 R2 installations.

Note: If you use the Evaluation Communicator Client Version, the Client installation will break too. So do not install the Update on the Client as well.

After installing this Crypto-API Upadte Event log Message that OCS 2007 R2’s evaluation license has expired.
Now, this seemed very strange as we’ve installed from volume license media.

In Details:

Event source: OCS Server
Event id: 12290
Event text: The evaluation period for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 has expired. Please upgrade from the evaluation version to the full released version of the product.

After some investigation it pointed us to the Crypto-API Update KB974571.
We removed the Update and after rebooting the machine, OCS 2007 R2 was up and running again.

Uninstalling the patch is the only way to currently fix this issue!
The issue is currently being escalated to Microsoft, but until a fix can be found, delaying the install of KB974571 is recommended.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974571/





Vodafone Germany and HTC Roll Out Windows Mobile 6.5 for Touch Diamond2

4 10 2009

Available now before the official Windows Mobile 6.5 launch date, HTC and Vodafone Germany has put up a ROM upgrade for HTC Touch Diamond2 today. The software upgrade will upgrade your HTC Touch Diamond 2 with Windows Mobile 6.5, plus an updated TouchFLO 3D with weather info integrated with home screen’s clock. Click HERE for the download link if you own a Vodafone Germany’s Diamond2





New PIC Licensing and released XMPP Gateway

1 10 2009

Excited news from the OCSTEAM!

Copy of the OCSTEAM Blog:

We are excited to announce changes to the Office Communications Server Public IM Connectivity (PIC) license that provides instant messaging and presence federation to the Windows Live, AOL and Yahoo! public IM networks. Starting October 1, 2009, the following licensing changes will be made:

1.A PIC License will no longer be required for federation with American Online (AOL). Customers qualify for federation with AOL if they have Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard CAL or active Software Assurance on their current LCS/OCS license.
2.Customers who want Yahoo! federation will continue to purchase PIC licenses. The price of PIC will be reduced by 50%, effective October 1, 2009, to reflect this change.
We are also excited to announce the release of the OCS 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=141529). The Gateway provides Presence and two-party IM interoperability with the XMPP based systems of Jabber and Google Talk.

1.The Gateway interoperability has been tested against Jabber CXP Server version 5.4 and the current version of Google Talk. The OCS 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway is supported by Microsoft Support
2.This Gateway is licensed as Additional Software to OCS 2007 R2, meaning that there is no additional license cost associated with deploying the Gateway for OCS 2007 R2 licenses.
For more details about these two great announcements you can read the Microsoft Press Pass article with Eric Swift, General Manager of the Unified Communications Group at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/oct09/10-01ucinterop.mspx or in this Channel9 interview with the responsible Product Managers Ashima Singhal and Albert Kooiman http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jccim/Instant-Messaging-Interoperability-extended-through-XMPP-Jabber/

Recap of June Announcement: In June 2009, we announced a similar change for Windows Live and renamed the OCS PIC license.

1.The LCS PIC license was renamed to Office Communications Server Public IM Connectivity.
2.A PIC License is no longer required for federation with Windows Live. Customers qualify for federation with Windows Live if they have Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard CAL or active SA on their current LCS/OCS license.
With these changes, customers qualify for IM/P federation with Windows Live and AOL with the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard CAL or OCS 2007/LCS 2005 SP1 Standard CAL with Software Assurance. http://www.microsoft.com/communicationsserver/en/us/public-im-connectivity.aspx

We are thrilled about growing the network of users for Office Communications Server.