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Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit by Microsoft OCS Team, Stephanie Lindsey, Rick Kingslan, Mitch Tulloch, Kintan Brahmbhatt, John Clarkson, James O'Neil, Hao Yan, Byron Spurlock, Jochen Kunert, Rui Maximo, Jeremy Buch

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Overview of IM Conferencing Capabilities

Because IM support has been available since the first release of this product line, it might be interesting to compare the IM feature set available in each subsequent release, ending with Office Communications Server 2007. Table 1-2 provides an overview of the features available in each release.

Table 1-2. Overview of IM Conferencing Capabilities in Each Release of the Platform

Features

Live Communications Server 2003

Live Communications Server 2005 SP1

Office Communications Server 2007

IM (peer-to-peer)

X

X

X

IM Conferencing

  

X

IM remote users

 

X

X

IM federated partners

 

X

X

IM public cloud connectivity

 

X

X

File transfer between internal users

X

X

X

Add audio/video to IM session

  

X

Add Web conferencing to IM session

  

X

Add VoIP ...

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