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Supported Clients (2007 R2 Beta)

[This is preliminary documentation and is subject to change. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

Office Communications Server supports both software and hardware clients. Feature availability to individual users depends on which server roles are deployed, how the administrator configures user accounts, and which client and/or operating system is running on the user's computer.

Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1 Unified Messaging is required to integrate Office Communications Server with the voice and e-mail features of Exchange Server.

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 supports the following software clients.

Microsoft Office Communicator

Microsoft® Office Communicator 2007 R2 is the recommended Unified Communications client for Office Communications Server. This client supports placing and receiving calls, enhanced presence, IM, and multimodal conferencing features.

For both internal and remote clients, the CA certificate chain for the Office Communications Server 2007 deployment must be downloaded and installed to the certificate store of the client computer.

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The root certificates for many popular CAs are included with the client installation.

Supported Versions

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 supports the following versions of Office Communicator:

  • Office Communicator 2007 R2
  • Office Communicator 2007
  • Office Communicator 2005 (only through federation)

Remote Desktop Support

Office Communicator 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 R2 support Microsoft Terminal Services and Citrix Metaframe only when used for text chats and presence.

Communicator Web Access Client

When Communicator Web Access is deployed, users can use a Web browser to access the presence, IM, and conferencing features of Office Communications Server without installing a desktop client or connecting through a VPN.

For both internal and remote clients, the CA certificate chain for the Office Communications Server deployment must be downloaded and installed to the certificate store of the client computer.

Supported Versions

The following Internet browsers are supported:

ClientOperating System

Microsoft Internet Explorer® 8

  • Windows Vista

Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP with SP2

Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6 with SP 2

  • Windows XP with SP2

Internet Explorer 6 with SP1

  • Windows 2000 with SP4

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 with latest update

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9

Apple Safari 3.0 with latest update

  • Mac OS X 10.5.1

Apple Safari 1.3.1

  • Mac OS X 10.3.9

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Client

The Microsoft Office Live Meeting client is the data collaboration and audio/video client for both Office Communications Server and the hosted Microsoft Live Meeting service.

Supported Versions

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 supports the following versions of the Office Live Meeting client for Web conferencing:

  • Office Live Meeting 2007

Remote Desktop Support

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 is not optimized for use with terminal services. Features and functionality are not supported when used in a remote desktop environment.

Microsoft Outlook Add-in

The Microsoft Outlook Add-in is the conference scheduling client for Office Communications Server.

Supported Versions

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 supports the following versions of the Microsoft Outlook Add-in:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 with the latest Service Pack
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile

Microsoft® Office Communicator Mobile is a unified communications client that runs on Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 6.0 or Windows Mobile® 6.1 software for Pocket PC and Smartphone devices. Communicator Mobile integrates instant messaging (IM), presence, and telephony.

To perform authentication, Communicator Mobile 2007 R2 requires that the root certificate that is part of the server certificate is installed on the device. By default, Windows Mobile-powered devices are shipped with a variety of certificates. If your organization uses a public CA, the root certificate may already be installed on your users' mobile devices. For details about certificates for Communicator Mobile, see Planning for Communicator Mobile.

Supported Versions

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 supports only the 2007 R2 version of Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile. If you are using an earlier version of Communicator Mobile, you must upgrade to the 2007 R2 version.

Group Chat Console

Group Chat Console is the group chat client that is used to post and access channel content, including files, links, and text, as well as to exchange instant messages between two users.

Supported Versions

Release 2007 R2 is the first release of Group Chat Console.

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Java is used on mobile devices that run Java Mobile Edition software, such as feature phones and Blackberries. Communicator Mobile for Java provides Contact list, presence, IM, corporate directory search, incoming and outgoing circuit voice call control, and voice mail and messaging functionality.

To perform authentication, Communicator Mobile for Java requires that the root certificate that is part of the server certificate is installed on the device. If your organization uses a public CA, the root certificate may already be installed on your users' mobile devices.

For details about requirements that feature phones must meet in order to run Communicator Mobile for Java, see Planning for Communicator Mobile for Java.

Supported Versions

Release 2007 R2 is the first release of Communicator Mobile for Java.

Office Communications Server supports the following hardware clients:

  • Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition, which supports placing and receiving calls, enhanced presence, SIP signaling, and a user experience similar to that of Office Communicator.
  • Microsoft RoundTable, which is an advanced conferencing device that provides a 360-degree view of the conference room, wideband audio, and video that tracks the flow of conversation among multiple speakers.
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