ITS will soon be offering a new service that ties together many communication technologies using Microsoft Office Communication Server (OCS). This service integrates with the campus Microsoft Exchange solution and future services such as Microsoft SharePoint.
OCS provides users with ubiquitous access to a telephone, voice mail, email, instant messaging, and audio/video conferencing. Features include:
OCS will be implemented as a lower cost telephone option compared to the traditional phone system. The pilot of the OCS project will continue through May and the service will become available to campus this summer.
User requirements include a Windows PC or Macintosh with a headset, integrated speaker and microphone, or USB-connected telephone. Video conferencing is also an option for users with an internal or external video camera.
April 22, 2010