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Replacing RCC with Cisco UC Integration with MOC 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,
    Have you guys seen this?
    http://www.cisco.com/cdc_content_elements/flash/voice/uc_10317/index.html

    Cisco just announced this plugged-in. It looks much much better than RCC. Looks like this is a softphone client plugged into MOC. It can do conference call the feature where MS removed from MOC 2007. I am not clear though what it is required under the hood. Need CUPS server?. Will MOC license CAL Standard be enough?.

    -Yuichu
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:35 PM

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  • I am also surious about that...

    My guess is that STD CAL is sufficient (except maybe for some scenario's)
    How would this work remotely? Connected from the internet Cisco ASA Required? Or via OCS EDGE Server?
    User education required because none standard buttons!
    Desktop Sharing within communicator when doing an Audio & Video Call?
    Inviting users in IM conversation would this automatically add the user in Audio Conference?
    Lots of questions...

    - Belgian Unified Communications Community : http://www.pro-exchange.be -
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:31 PM
  • I agree with Deli Pro. Lots of unanswered questions here particularly around the video and desktop sharing. This solution only makes sense if you dead against deploying mediation servers and setting up enterprise voice. The minimum requirement will be CUCM 7.0. Last I heard they were not sure if they were going to make this possible on any earlier versions. CUPS wont be required also, the passing of the presence information will be at the desktop level through API's. Certainly an easier setup for people wanting RCC.

    Cheers
    Chris
    http://voipnorm.blogspot.com/
    Friday, April 24, 2009 3:31 PM
  • Yes, I think this solution is good for the company who wants to keep CUCM as its main PBX and hate CUPC, and want MOC as IM client. In term of cost saving, this is huge. For RCC feature, you have to have CAL Enterprise license which costs 4 times as Standand license. You can use this solution to perform RCC and softphone on MOC similar to Enterprise voice. Also there is no need for CSTA gateway (CUPS) anymore. I heard that this will support started CUCM 6.x and up. OCS R2 has not been confirmed yet.

    -Yuichu

    Friday, April 24, 2009 9:01 PM
  • Here's some additional info and thoughts on CUCI-MOC from a coworker's blog:
    http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/mcgillen_matt/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=67

    An important point is this will not be supported by Microsoft as they have had no hand in testing or even seeing the client plug-in from Cisco.  Make no mistake that this two companies are battling it out for the same customers base over who/what will win the majority stake in Voice over IP, software or hardware.
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Saturday, April 25, 2009 1:11 PM
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