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Making Analog Devices Work with OCS – Part 2

Now that we’ve talked through some of the theories involved with analog devices (see part 1 here) let’s roll up our sleeves and configure our environment for Scenario #1.

Our first task is unpacking the Tenor AF gateway from NET. This small form factor device will allow us to plug in eight analog devices to our OCS environment.
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Troubleshooting Live Meeting

During the past few months I’ve had a number of calls to troubleshoot Live Meeting connectivity issues, then earlier this week I worked with someone on the MSDN forums on the same topic. In most cases lately the issues have actually been DNS related, but I’ve also seen firewall and configuration issues cause this. The one common thing I see is most folks don’t know where to begin in troubleshooting their issues. Since this is a common issue, and something I’ve seen a number of search queries lead people to my site on, I thought it would be appropriate to share a few things I do when troubleshooting Live Meeting. Please keep in mind, the things I’m sharing are things that have helped me correct issues, there may be better ways to troubleshoot out there, if you know of one I’d encourage you to share. Continue reading

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Some OCS stats from a live environment

Although most of the blogs I write lean towards the technical side of things, today I was working through some cost savings estimates associated with implementing OCS in our environment at PCMS and I wanted to share. If you following any of the many OCS folks on twitter, I’m sure you’ve seen some other folks post stats like these, so I thought I’d share as well. I’ll start with a little background on our company: Continue reading

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Part 3. How’d ya like to trade in that old PBX for a shiny new OCS environment?

On to OCS… There isn’t much to the mediation install, so we’ll skip over that and go right to the mediation configuration. Keep in mind; you want to have 2 separate network interfaces on your mediation server. One will be used to route traffic to the VoIP gateway and the other 2 the data network. Continue reading

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Part 2. How’d ya like to trade in that old PBX for a shiny new OCS environment?

So after discussing the things we might want to do with OCS and our legacy PBX, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and take a look at how it all works. This isn’t meant to be a deployment guide by any stretch of the imagination, more of an overview of what will need to be, independent of what PBX or gateway you have. Continue reading

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