Windows 7 DirectAccess is a great remote working technology, but services such as OCS and Lync are best accessed outside of the DA tunnel. This is configured using the NRPT to set exceptions and direct traffic to external Edge servers.
Just a quick post this one as I’m at work… but I thought it would be worth mentioning that a new version of the iDialog Office Communication Server client for the iPhone is out on the app store.
Following on from this weeks release of an XMPP connector for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (how do Microsoft come up with those catchy names eh?), the OCS team have posted some detailed information on the configuration needed to enable communications between OCS, Jabber and Gmail users.
Microsoft have release an XMPP gateway that will federate between Office Communcations Server and Google Talk and Jabba.
A few months ago I wrote a few articles about mobile clients for Office Communications Server, and particularly the options available for iPhone users. It’s been a while coming, but it seems like there’s now a proper OCS client available in the App Store from Modalty Systems.