OCS 2007 with Communicator 2005 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am planning to roll out LCS 2005 or OCS 2007.  However our desktop team does not plan out rolling Office 2007 until late 2008.  Is it okay to roll out OCS 2007 with Communicator 2005.  Are there any interoperabiity concerns?  If you host conferences with OCS 2007, can you get to them by utilizing Communicator 2005?


    Thanks in advance!

    Monday, April 23, 2007 4:14 PM


  • Communicator 2005 will  NOT work with OCS 2007.
    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:57 PM

All replies

  • Communicator 2005 will  NOT work with OCS 2007.
    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:57 PM
  • The OCS public beta documents states that both OC 2005 and OC 2007 can sign-in into a OCS 2007.


    "Install and configure Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 on each client in your organization. Users of Communicator 2005 can still sign in after they are hosted on an Office Communications Server, but there are important considerations if you choose to have users running both Communicator 2005 and 2007 in your environment. See the Office Communications Server 2007 Planning Guide and the Migrating to Communications Server 2007 guide for more details."


    I understand that you can deploy OC 2007 without Office 2007 in the same way you can deploy Outlook 2007 without Office 2007.


    Hope this helps.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:39 PM
  • Not entirely true.  OC 1.0 (or OC 2005) WILL WORK with OCS 2007 as the configured pool server - as long as you DO NOT enable enhanced presence for the user.


    Once you have enable Enhanced Presence, you are fully in OCS 2007 world - and Communicator 2.0 (OC 2.0) is REQUIRED.



    Thursday, June 7, 2007 5:09 PM
  • Correct.  OC 2.0 is provided as a standalone client.



    Thursday, June 7, 2007 5:11 PM