Examining the Technical Details Behind Conferencing Scenarios

This section describes the technical details behind Office Communications Server 2007 R2 conferencing scenarios. The conferencing component architecture is discussed first. Then the life cycle of a conference is discussed. Finally, this section will explore more technical details about data collaboration conferences.

Understanding the Conferencing Architecture

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 6-6 shows the logical component architecture for conferencing.

Figure 6-6. Conferencing component ...

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