Last day. It’s been a blast, but my brain is getting full. (You can see my day 4 notes here.)
9:45: When you’re deploying a multi-site Edge server deployment, be aware that you can’t have multiple sites with the Access Edge role — they have to be in a central location. You can, however, deploy site-local A/V Edge and Web Conferencing Edge server roles. Remember the discussion from 15:35 on Day 3 — you can have all three roles on one box or break out to A/V Edge on one, Web Conferencing Edge and Access Edge on the other — this is for your central “data center“ site. Remote sites with their own Edge deployment don’t get the Access Edge role at all, so they at most have A/V Edge on one server and Web Conferencing Edge on another, plus any additional boxes for scalability/redundancy. (source http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb663789.aspx)
12:09: A nice gift from the OCS team blog — they’re announcing the availability of COS 2007 Visio stencils.
12:17: Always use the documentation! You can find the OCS 2007 docs in both online and downloadable form here, and the same for Exchange 2007.
13:25: Some links to a few nice OCS blogs out there. http://comunicationsserverteam.com and http://communicatorteam.com are product team blogs, while http://blogs.msdn.com/byrons/, https://blogs.technet.com/jenstr/, http://blogs.technet.com/toml/, http://blogs.technet.com/chlacy/, and http://cacorner.blogspot.com/ are maintained by some of the presenters.
If you’ve made it this far, thanks for sticking it through. Hopefully, you’ve learned some valuable material along the way — I know I have. If you’re looking at an OCS voice deployment, I highly recommend making it to another one of the events in this tour or an equivalent tour.