OCS for IM RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to setup OCS 2007 for IM, and really IM only at least at this point.  I guess  maybe, someday we might want to do something else but at this point I just want a secure, controlled IM between 3 offices connected by WAN.  We currently use a lot of long distance and with that there is a lot of waiting and more long distance calling back.  I recently set up a WAN connection between 2 of the offices and we'd like to take that to more.

    IS OCS 2007 overkill for this?  Is it practical? 

    Thursday, January 22, 2009 7:18 PM

All replies

  • OCS 2007 is certainly practical and often deployed as an IM/Presence-only solution .  It defaults to using secured client-to-server and server-to-server communications and a single Standard Edition server is all you need to leverage these features in a corporate LAN/WAN.  Later expansion for media and VoIP features or external and public access can either simply be enabled or added via additional server roles.
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Thursday, January 22, 2009 11:20 PM
  • Jeff,

    Thanks for the reply.  I havne't looked into OCS at all, but wanted to verify it was worth the time before I do.

    Friday, January 23, 2009 5:08 PM