A few weeks ago it started with the following tweet of Steve Goodman:

In a very short period several Exchange and Lync bloggers informed Steve that they would like to attend and this resulted in The UCArchitects. A podcast which only contains unified communications related subjects. The mail and IM traffic which was exchanged between the contributors was from a high volume and new ideas were found.

After several days the site was already online although hidden for the large public. As it looks like Metro will be the new style we decided to use this both for the website and landing page. This resulted in the following landing page:

On the 18th of June the website was launched together with the first episode of the podcast: In the Beginning … . In this episode the following things where discussed:

  • Exchange 2010 SP2 UR3 – Added features and bugs fixed. Installation complexities
  • Importance of a development/lab environment for testing and demos
  • Who’s going to MEC (Microsoft Exchange Conference)? Not Steve!
  • TechEd 2012 vs. MEC
  • Exchange “15″
  • Public folders
  • Simultaneous product releases
  • Running multiple versions of Office products, upgrading client apps
  • End of Edge Transport? Alternative approaches to messaging hygiene
  • Desired features of the next version of Exchange
  • Centralized (roaming) signatures
  • Archiving
  • The coming week and points of interest

Last week the second podcast was published: Corruption, Poison, and Ethiopia. In the second episode the following things where discussed:

  • News Roundup (Yammer, Surface, MVPs)
  • Lync: July2012 CU6
  • Lync: Wildcard Support
  • Lync: Push Notifications on IOS Update
  • Exchange: Mailbox Corruption
  • Exchange: Poison Mailboxes
  • Exchange Tip: Get-MailboxReport
  • Tip: TechEd North America 2012 / Europe 2012 content available
  • MEC 2012
  • Upcoming Event: UC User Group London (July, 26th)
  • Lync Tip: How to make phone numbers and IM address in signatures clickable
  • Upcoming Event: Network Group Netherlands (TBA, around end of October)
  • Turkish Community Group, msHowto
  • Roundup

If you would like to listen to the Podcasts you can  do this by using one of the following methods:

Besides the Podcasts and the website you can find us back here:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheUcArchitects

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4483924&trk=anet_ug_hm

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/TheUCArchitects


Johan Veldhuis