Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Public Beta

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, the next evolution of Live Communications Server, delivers streamlined communications for your users so they can find and communicate with the right person, right now, from the applications they use most – like Microsoft Outlook. Without expensive infrastructure and network upgrades, your organization can deliver these benefits on an extensible VoIP foundation. At the same time, your IT department can deliver these enhanced capabilities and provide operational control alongside your existing Exchange and Active Directory infrastructure.

Microsoft Office Communicator is a unified communications client that helps people be more productive by enabling them to communicate easily with others using a range of communication options, including instant messaging (IM), voice, and video. Office Communicator 2007 Public Beta introduces a wide range of new features, most notably enhanced presence and enterprise voice capabilities, enabling users to place computer-to-computer calls and to place outbound calls to, and accept incoming calls from, traditional (PBX/PSTN) phone users. Office Communicator 2007 Public Beta also introduces robust call-forwarding features, support for USB audio devices, automatic setup of audio and video devices, and the ability to add Active Directory Domain Services distribution groups to your Communicator Contact List.

Office Communications Server 2007 Public Beta is available for download in two editions: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition. Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP

Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition Trial Version (Downloadable file name: OCS_EE_Eval.msi)
Consists of a one or more Enterprise Edition Servers connected to a separate, shared Microsoft SQL Server database that form an Enterprise pool providing IM, conferencing, and audio-video functionality. This two-tier architecture, delivers substantial improvements in availability, scalability, and performance over the Standard Edition.

Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Trial Version (Downloadable file name: OCS_SE_Eval.msi)
Consists of single, standalone server together on the same computer with an SQL Server Express Edition database for storing user data and providing IM, conferencing, and audio-video functionality. Standard Edition Server is the appropriate choice in small or pilot deployments where enterprise-level capacity, availability, and performance are not required.

This is BETA software!, please use caution when installing it on your system
Download: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Public Beta

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