In this section, we describe the technical details behind Office Communications Server 2007 conferencing scenarios. First, we introduce the conferencing component architecture. We then discuss the life cycle of a conference. Finally, we reveal more technical details on data collaboration conferences.
Many components participate in an Office Communications Server on-premise conference. They handle functionalities such as authentication, authorization, signaling, conference control, storage, and media mixing and processing. Figure 5-1 shows the logical component architecture for conferencing.
Figure 5-1. Conferencing component architecture