Microsoft Office Communications Server

This deployment guide contains configuration procedures for AX Series server load balancers to support Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS). 

OCS is the first Microsoft product to combine enterprise-ready IM (instant messaging), presence, conferencing, and VoIP (Voice over IP) telephony in a fully integrated unified communications solution. Office Communications Server 2007 provides richer presence capabilities, rich multimedia experiences that include data collaboration, group IM, audio and video, and multiparty audio conferencing, and improved deployment and management than its predecessor, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005. 

The AX Series with its Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) has been designed specifically for applications such as OCS, providing better robustness in failover situations, load balancing VoIP users' sessions for better performance and scalability, offloading processing for security, and performing intelligent load sharing for Web based clients' access for OCS services...