June 18 - 2010 - Issue 40 OCS Forum Now MCS Forum An independent view of Microsoft Communications Server - Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation | Welcome to MCS Forum: Thomas, MCS Forum Announces First Innovation Award for Gold Systems Social Center Social Networking Interface with Microsoft Communications Server Communicator and Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter BOULDER - June 16 - MCS Forum (http:www.mcsforum.org) announced today the first MCS Forum Innovation Award has been presented to Gold Systems. "For almost 20 years, Gold Systems has been a proven innovator in emerging communications technologies and user interaction," noted Tom Cross, CEO of MCS Forum. "Gold Systems Social Center takes a major leap in integrating the key business social networking tools of Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter together with Microsoft Communications Server, the leading unified communications presence tool. Users want 'one-click' communications and Social Center does that and more." Terry Gold (left) & Tom Cross "We appreciate being honored with this award and recognized for Gold Systems' innovation in developing applications for - Microsoft Communications Server," said Terry Gold, CEO of Gold Systems. "Gold Systems Social Center is an example of a value-added solution that developers can create quickly and - easily using Microsoft unified communications technology to meet the changing needs of the market." - - Background on Social Center Microsoft Communications Server provides a set of rich development tools and a comprehensive development environment for easily creating applications that increase productivity and add value for companies and users. Because Microsoft Communications Server interoperates with other Microsoft products, developers can respond to important customer requirements using the available application programming interfaces (APIs). The open standards and environment demonstrate the ability to deliver innovative software with useful communications features in the workplace. Gold Systems turned to core technology in Microsoft Communications Server to build Gold Systems Social Center. The company wanted to combine the up-to-date information found on social networks with the power of real- time communications and collaboration tools. Gold Systems Social Center helps people work with the rich context provided through social networks and react with the seamless communications provided by Microsoft Communications Server. Using the APIs from Microsoft Communications Server, Gold Systems developers created a "microblogging" application that appears as a Notes feature in Microsoft Office Communicator on each employee's desktop. The Social Center application allows users to connect to social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn through their interaction with Microsoft Office Communicator. The Gold Systems solution makes it possible for employees to stay connected to their social network both inside and outside the workplace. The application can be modified by organizations for specific needs, such as security concerns or policies to protect information due to legal or compliance reasons. Terry Gold demonstrated Gold Systems Social Center at the MCS Forum 2010 Expo, which was held June 15-16 in Boulder, Colorado. Gold also discussed other Gold Systems applications that bridge voice and data networks to add value to Microsoft Communications Server, demonstrating the power and flexibility of the technology to meet the needs of business communications. About Gold Systems Through its award-winning products and services, Gold Systems helps its customers identify where productivity can be improved with voice-driven solutions. The company's unified communications implementation services, as well as its self-service speech recognition solutions, allow businesses to improve productivity and profitability. Gold Systems is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a 2009 finalist in Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards in Unified Communications Solutions, Voice. Since 1991, Gold Systems software has automated more than 1 billion telephone calls around the world. More information about Gold Systems can be found at www.goldsys.com or by calling 303-447-2774 and saying "Sales." For advertiser, training and special event information call Tom Cross firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-594-1694. ___________________________________________ Among the many evaluations received: "Awesome event." P.D. "We're coming back and bringing all our team." G.B. "WOW, totally solved by problem." A.H. "Super networking, super time, and got super smart too." M.T "MCS Forum was a superlative summit on Microsoft communications Server. Insightful, indepth and innovative presentations across all ideas and concepts including Microsoft executives. The summit brought also "one- stop" shopping for all elements for CS including 911, media gateways, phones and headsets, security, appliances and cloud productions/solutions. This is a must-do event." Doug Green Published & Editor Telecom Reseller News. ___________________________________________ __________________________________ ________ Here's what you missed at MCS Forum Expo: __________________________________ _________ Polycom presents MCS Solutions Polycom offers a complete suite of integrated voice, video and service solutions optimized for the Microsoft® UC environment. The Polycom UC Solution for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 includes the CX family of IP phones, personal to immersive telepresence, and conferencing solutions for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook. www.polycom.com Uncommon Solutions presents MCS Solutions Uncommon Solutions' MCS-certified engineers design, deploy and integrate MCS solutions. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner with the 1st Microsoft-approved MCS appliance designed to facilitate real-time communication services and improve business processes. Uncommon Solutions is uncommon in our ability to address business goals with IT solutions that measure cost against value. Click here www.uncommonsolutions.com for more information. Fontel Presents MCS Solutions Fontel, Inc. is a wholesale distributor specializing in MCS optimized end-point devices. Our GN Jabra headsets offer a seamless intuitive communication experience. Jabra has been working with Microsoft since the very first deployment. Today, Jabra offers the most extensive portfolio of headset solutions optimized for MCS in the market. We also offer MCS optimized web camera's and speakerphones! Call us at 800-238-0787, e- mail email@example.com or visit our web site at www.fontel.com 911 ETC Presents MCS Solutions VoIPConnect is a monthly subscription service that provides organizations with E911 connectivity to PSAP- Public Service Answering Point's. Using a SIP-Session Initiation Protocol or PSTN-Public Switched Telephone Network connection, 911 calls are routed to a Voice Positioning Server, which then delivers the call and precise location information to the appropriate PSAP. In addition, 911 ETC's SoftLoc application can prompt a soft phone client to update their location information in real time for accurate 911 call delivery. For more information visit www.911etc.com. FaceTime Communications presents Security, Management and Compliance for OC Whether it's ensuring your users only utilize MCS and blocking access to other real time communications tool, or applying disclaimers, setting user policy and archiving chats for compliance, FaceTime's solutions integrate full with MCS. From MCS Platform reporting to ethical walls in Group Chat, and Live Meeting management and recording you'll find it all - click here. Gold Systems presents MCS Solutions Gold Systems is a unified communications specialist and a Microsoft Gold Certified Managed Partner, developing voice-driven solutions using IVR and speech recognition. Offerings include phone self-service and contact center solutions built on Office Communications Server 2007 R2, and unified messaging deployment and telephony interfaces to Exchange Server 2010. www.goldsys.com Phone 303-447-2774- email firstname.lastname@example.org SNOM presents MCS Solutions snom technology is a global manufacturer of SIP-based IP telephones for business, carrier and high-end consumer markets. Based on open standards, feature- rich and affordable, snom's products are engineered to fulfill their vision of ubiquitous, standards-based VoIP/SIP/MCS. Based in Berlin, snom's sales/distribution network extends to over 40 countries at www.snom.com AudioCodes Presents MCS Solutions AudioCodes is a leading manufacturer of Media Gateways for Microsoft Unified Messaging & Unified Communications, including Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Utilizing AudioCodes Media Gateways, businesses are able to interface Microsoft communications applications to a wide range of TDM PBXs, IP-PBX, SIP Trunking and legacy PSTN trunking facilities. With unsurpassed voice quality, reliability, flexibility and scalability, AudioCodes Media Gateways have earned many accolades and should be your first choice when deploying Microsoft Unified Communications. Visit www.audiocodes.com/microsoft for more information. NOVUS presents MCS Solutions Since 1983, Novus, LLC has been supporting manufacturers' reseller channels worldwide, serving over 15 countries on 4-continents. Engaged at the inception of VoIP, our thorough understanding of VAR's needs and end-user expectations has positioned Novus as the leading distributor of snom IP telephones deployed on Microsoft's MCS platform at www.novusllc.com NET presents MCS Solutions NET's VX Series Intelligent Voice Gateways and Switches are specifically designed to provide the enterprise-class integration, interoperability, and security with scalability required for successful adoption of VoIP and Unified Communications into new and existing voice and PBX environments. Founded in 1983, NET (Network Equipment Technologies Inc.) is headquartered in Fremont California at www.net.com. Aastra presents MCS Solutions Aastra USA is the North American business unit of Aastra Technologies Limited, (TSX:"AAH"), a leading company at the forefront of the enterprise communications market. With more than 50 million installed lines around the world, offers one of the most complete portfolios of unified communications solutions available today. www.aastrausa.com. FaxCore presents MCS Solutions at OCS Expo st FaxCore is the 21 century fax solution that combines the Microsoft .NET platform, a web interface and innovative fax over IP deployment opportunities into a single solution. A strategic partner of Dialogic, means all the advantages of the Dialogic platform are leveraged by FaxCore for leading edge deployments and unparalleled reliability. Click her for www.faxcore.com for more information. GreenAppx presents MCS Solutions GreenAppX has assembled the industry-leading applications for corporate 1) email, 2) network security, 3) data back-up and 4) office processes. These four categories contain critical applications that are crucial to the day-to-day management of any business. The start-up and recurring expense associated with traditional software deployments addressing these four categories are beyond the budgets of most small to mid-size enterprises. Click here for www.greenappx.com for more information. TECHtionary Announces training on two CompTIA certificate programs. For complete details click here. Link to: Three Amigos - MS Education Gurus Like: Where is the latest PBX compatibility list for Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging or via TechNet Get SIP Smart Proxies are signaling - Media servers are content Click here for outline (please note all topics may not be covered due to timeframe) "The SIP/VoIP courses are more than a superb primer on VoIP/SIP technology; they are an indepth business plan for a VoIP/SIP implementation. In addition, the VoIP/SIP diagnostic and troubleshooting guide is the most thorough approach to VoIP QoS available. I need information that informs but does not overwhelm. Information that guides but not drives you away. The courses provide insights and actionable information that has helped me get the technology we need sooner but saved me a considerable amount in understanding what we didn't need. The SIP course especially is a valuable one which provides much needed information in a readily understandable format." Paul Daubitz - President - ATI-TeleManagement All Students in SIP Planning Guide Course will receive this New Cisco SIP Trunking Book (published 2-4-2010). SIP Trunking is one of the first complete books to planning, evaluating, and implementing high-value SIP trunking solutions. Most large enterprises have switched to IP telephony, and service provider backbone networks have largely converted to VoIP transport. But there's a key missing link: most businesses still connect to their service providers via old-fashioned, inflexible TDM-Time Division Multiplexed trunks. Cisco® authors show how to use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking to eliminate legacy interconnects and gain the full benefits of end-to-end VoIP. Written for enterprise decision-makers, network architects, consultants, and service providers, this book demystifies SIP trunking technology and trends and brings unprecedented clarity to the transition from TDM to SIP interconnects. The authors "separate the true benefits of SIP trunking from the myths and help you systematically evaluate and compare service provider offerings. This book includes detailed cost analyses, including guidance on identifying realistic, achievable savings." SIP Trunking also introduces essential techniques for optimizing network design and security, introduces proven best practices for implementation, and shows how to apply them through a start-to- finish case study. Some of the concepts explored in the book are · Discover the advanced Unified Communications solutions that SIP trunking facilitates · Systematically plan and prepare your network for SIP trunking · Generate effective RFPs for SIP trunking · Compare SIP deployment models and assess their tradeoffs · Address key network design issues, including security, call admission control, and call flows · Manage SIP/TDM interworking throughout the transition · This IP communications book is part of the Cisco Press® Networking Technology Series. IP communications titles from Cisco Press - SIP Trunking book by Christina Hattingh, Darryl Sladden, ATM Zakaria Swapan was first published February 4 - 2010. Click here for early registration NEW - Cisco's Tim Szigeti Speaks at T/P Expo and signs his book "Cisco TelePresence Fundamentals." Speech Title: Best Practices: TelePresence Design - TelePresence Technologies Overview - Simplicity, Quality & Reliability - TelePresence "Best Practices" - System - Room - Network Tim Szigeti, CCIE#9794, is a Technical Leader in the Enterprise Systems Engineering team at Cisco Systems. His role is to design network architectures for the next wave of medianet applications, including TelePresence, IP video surveillance, digital media systems and desktop video. He has also specialized in Quality of Service technologies for the past decade, during which he has authored many technical papers, including the Enterprise QoS Design Guide and the TelePresence Design guide. He has also co-authored the Cisco Press Books: End-to-End QoS Network Design and Cisco TelePresence Fundamentals. Understanding and Troubleshooting Video Conferencing Networks Tele-Presence Forum provides learning and educational services on audio, video - tele/presence, web conferencing and other aspects of tele/presence and is the sponsor of Tele/Presence Forum Expo. More information can be found at http://www.presenceforum.com From MS Team MCS - helpful MCS TechTips Click here for NextHop Whether you're new to Microsoft Communications Server and Unified Communications, simply looking for some helpful hints, or trying to get some serious information, we'll help you find what you need. The GotUC.net developer sandbox is open for registration We are a group of Microsoft Communications Server developers working together through a web-community to promote Communications Server development, to increase our skills and assist others. The founders of this site are firm believers in the potential of MCS and are committed to doing our part to make this community grow. On this site you will find many Microsoft MVPs for MCS who are willing to share their expertise with others. We are big evangelists for OCS and seek every available opportunity to speak out about it. CrossTalk Named One of the Top-10 Telecommunications Blogs Click here for blog Free Technical "Just Enough Just-in-Time" Knowledge from: The World's First and Largest Animated Library on Technology with more than 3,000 animated tutorials. Go now to www.techtionary.com MCS Forum provides classroom and webseminar training as well as a non-production environment for those IT departments without additional equipment, budget or time. This allows planners and users to test ideas, dial in and dial back out, IM file transfers, remote desktop sharing, video conferencing, run scenarios, review logs, break linkages and learning about new telephony features and network access. MCS Forum is also designed for both the system integrator/consultant who wants to learn about MCS without having to build their own system as well as the enterprise customer who doesn't have the time, resources or knowledge to develop one. MCS Forum Labs are designed to be "hands-on" or "over-the-shoulder" with experts available for Q&A and classes for feature-specific review. About MCS Forum MCS Forum is a vendor-independent laboratory environment designed for learning, technical guides, knowledge resources and online "live" services. MCS Forum provides planning, project management, consulting, training, case studies, white papers, speaking engagements, market/customer research, network planning and other services.
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