Cisco Call Manager and support for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

February 28, 2006 at 2:03 PM2102

In march, Cisco will introduce the next release of Call Manager (version 5.0) at the VoiceCon show. Lots of changes are to be expected, including support for Linux in addition to Windows Server, and finally support for SIP clients.

Call Manager is the only major IP PBX to not offer SIP client support. Cisco has offered SIP trunking and offers a SIP proxy server for the carrier market, but has no such offering for the enterprise.

Cisco's SIP adoption may well address at least some of those problems. With SIP support, clients will be able to carry rich presence, reflecting various states and not just whether they’re online. Mobility will also be enhanced as next generation mobile services use IM, which is SIP based.

Does that mean end to SIP proxy (gateway) devices between Live Communication Server 2005 SP1 (LCS2005 SP1) and Cisco Call Manager (CCM)?

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Another great party in Holland

December 23, 2005 at 11:12 AM2102

This time I was at ID&T Innercity, the biggest and finest Holland indoor music festival! ;) This year they changed concept of party. This year main theme was music and not fancy show (Las Vegas,...)! Great party with touch of "underground" music!


More pictures can be found at my gallery - Cybershoot.NET - Innercity 2005, Amsterdam RAI



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15 years of the World Wide Web

December 14, 2005 at 1:03 PM2102

In celebration of 15 years of the World Wide Web, CNN has compiled its list of the 10 greatest moments of the web's first 15 years of existence. In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web, a multimedia branch of the Internet.

March 1989
    First project proposal written and circulated for comment (TBL) . Paper "HyperText and CERN" (in ASCII or WriteNow format) produced as background.
October 1990
    Project proposal reformulated with encouragement from CN and ECP divisional management. RC is co-author.
November 1990
    Initial WorldWideWeb prototype developed on the NeXT (TBL) .
November 1990
    Nicola Pellow joins and starts work on the line-mode browser . Bernd Pollermann helps get interface to CERNVM "FIND" index running. TBL gives a colloquium on hypertext in general.
Christmas 1990
    Line mode and NeXTStep browsers demonstrable. Acces is possible to hypertext files, CERNVM "FIND", and internet news articles.

We all remember Netscape vs. Microsoft Internet Explorer war, Hotmail offering free e-mail, Yahoo!, eBay, Amazon and of course Google! Probably i forgot some of the important factors in todays World Wide Web. ;-)


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Introduction to Windows Server 2003 R2

December 6, 2005 at 10:54 PM2102

Microsoft has announced Windows Server 2003 R2 today!

Windows Server 2003 R2 includes Windows Server 2003 SP1 and several new components. It will be available in Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Small Business Server and Storage Server editions for x86 and x64.

Components new or updated in R2 include:

  • Branch office framework
  • Completely redesigned Distributed File System that is more scalable than its predecessor, File Replication Services.
  • Remote Differential Compression.
  • Print Management Console with new richer view of network printer toplogy.
  • Enhanced DFS Namespaces UI
  • File Server Resource Manager
  • Active Directory Federation Services to share identity over federation trusts.
  • Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)
  • Windows Sharepoint Services v2 SP2
  • .Net Framework v2
  • MMC 3.0 with relibaility enhancements and Whidbey snap-in authoring.
  • Subsystem for Unix Applications - Interix Subsystem.
  • Unix Identity Management with AD & NIS interoperability.
  • Network File System with Unix interoperability.
  • Quota Management with directory quotas, storage reports, and file screening.
  • Simple SAN Management which allows easy setup and management of simple SAN configurations.
  • Common Log File System with ARIES logging support.
  • New roles : Sharepoint, File Server Role, and Print Server



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Microsoft Exchange 12 will be 64-bit only

November 30, 2005 at 10:38 AM2102

This is actually old news now, but at the Microsoft IT Forum 2005, Microsoft confirmed rumors that Exchange 12 will be 64-bit only.

Some quick facts:

  • Most of the server-class hardware that is shipping today is already capable of running Microsoft Windows 2003 64-bit
  • The initial performance testing on the early versions of Exchange 12 running on 64-bit hardware found a 75% performance improvement in I/O when compared with the 32-bit version
  • Exchange 12 will probably be available in 2007. By that time, most organizations will upgrade hardware to 64-bit. Usually organizations upgrade their hardware when upgrading to a never version of Exchange Server.
  • The announcement now will ensure that 3rd party vendors (antivirus, backup,...) get their 64-bit products ready
  • Little off-topic: Exchange 2003 has been awarded Common Criteria Certification EAL 4. The Microsoft commitment to Security is directly reflected in the successful effort to design Exchange Server 2003 to meet and exceed the EAL4 security requirements specified for commercially available systems. More information about EAL4 can be found here.


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Microsof SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

November 9, 2005 at 9:45 PM2102

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Microsoft Exchange 2003 SP2 Released

October 27, 2005 at 11:15 PM2102

Add even better protection, reliability, and easier administration as well as improved mobile messaging to your Exchange Server 2003 messaging environment when used with compatible devices.

What Is SP2?

SP2 is a cumulative update that enhances your Exchange Server 2003 messaging environment with:

  • Mobile e-mail improvements
  • Better protection against spam
  • Mailbox advancements

Read more about it here and download it from here. ;-)

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Happy Birthday Microsoft

September 23, 2005 at 11:42 AM2102

Microsoft, the worlds largest software company, celebrates its 30th anniversary today.

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates and Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will congratulate employees for their contributions to date at Company Meeting Today at Safeco Field in Seattle.

  • Microsoft currently has 640,000 partners in the Microsoft Partner Program.
  • The youngest current employee at Microsoft is 18 years old; the oldest is 74.
  • There are more than 2,000 bloggers at Microsoft.
  • More than 3 million internal e-mail messages are exchanged by Microsoft employees every day.
  • Approximately 42 million cans of soda have been consumed by employees since 1978, when the Microsoft tradition of free soda started.
  • Microsoft started with two employees 30 years ago, Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Today, the company employees more than 60,000 people in 80 countries.

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Next Generation TCP/IP Stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn"

September 15, 2005 at 12:58 PM2102

Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Beta 1 and Windows Server™ "Longhorn" Beta 1 include a new implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite known as the Next Generation TCP/IP stack. The TCP/IP protocol stack provided with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 was originally designed in the early 1990s and was modified and enhanced over time to meet the needs of home and enterprise users. The Next Generation TCP/IP stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" is a complete redesign of TCP/IP functionality for both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) that meets the connectivity and performance needs of today's varied networking environments and technologies.

Read the rest of article from The Cable Guy.

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Google launched Blog Search Engine

September 15, 2005 at 12:53 PM2102

Google has just launched a Blog Search Engine...



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