HiPath Xpressions Windows 2003 Windows 2008

OpenScape Xpressions V6.0 Web Client and Extensions

I am very glad that finally, five month after Cycos released MRS 8.0, Siemens managed to release the new OpenScape Xpressions v6.0 R0. I downloaded the new version yesterday and set it up quickly. The Voicemail / Unified Messaging part did not change much from Xpressions v5.0, the feature set is still the same and so is the installer.

New are some add-on features such as:

Web Conferencing

Voice Conferencing

Instant Messanging

Presence Profiles

Web Client

The first video will demonstrate you the new Web Client and Audio Conferencing! Unfortunately I only have a HiPath 3000 and no Dialogic card, so I cannot install SIP Control for the SIP Trunk that is required for the Audio Conferencing.

The other video will show you the new OpenScape Xpressions Extensions, the new CTI extensions for OpenScape Xpressions v6.0. The main focus is on Prensence and Instant Messaging.

*** UPDATE *** I have added a new video showing the Outlook Extensions, to schedule Web and Voice Conferences.

If there are any questions about the application feel free to contact me!

Windows 2008

Windows Server 2008 release announced

Microsoft plans to release Windows Server 2008 on February 27th 2008 at an event in LA.

At the same tim MS will also release SQL Server 2008 and the Visual Studio 2008. All the releases will be worldwide on this day with this event.

The biggest strengh of Windows Server 2008 is NAP (Network Access Protection). This feature will prevent access to the network for devices that dont fullfil security requirements, for example an up to date anti virus scan or security patches. Also access to portable devices is then possible to be denied and the new IIS 7.0 is part of the instlaation.

The new Server Core mode is a light windows 2008 with command line only that should be implemented for dns services etc…

For all people interessted in the new operating system, you can download it free as Beta 3 from the Microsoft Homepage and try it easily in a Virtual Machine.