Friday, February 13, 2009

Cannot expand distribution groups in Communicator 2007 provisioned from HMC 4.5

We are working out the final kinks in our hosted Communications Server 2007 and have discovered yet another bug as confirmed by Microsoft. If you create a distribution group through MPS, the allusers@ group doesn't have the appropriate permissions on the distribution group object to allow the Communicator client to expand it correctly. The workaround (although not supported currently) is to grant the allusers@ group read permission on the distribution group you are trying to expand.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our OCS Project goes Public

The Hosted Office Communications Server 2007 project that I've been working on for the last few months went public today. See link below for more details.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Apple DVR?

According to the article here, Apple could be considering upgrading the Apple TV device to include DVR capabilities by year end. Not to get into too much of a rush here, but I'd love to get my hands on one. With the integration between the Airport Express, iPhone, and iTunes that I already use and enjoy, I can only imagine what they could do with an Apple TV with DVR capabilities. I've been using Vista's Mediacenter for about a year now and my only real complaints are the sub-par online media and poor integration with other applications. While I've always been a Windows guy, I'm starting to feel myself pulled towards the "dark side" of the rounded corners, white plastic, and reflected icons more and more these days. I've got to hand it to Apple for making their products intuitive, clean, stable, and functional, now if we could only get them to drop the "Apple Tax" a bit and lower prices.