Office Communicator Conferencing Add-in x64 Support

Office2010Beta2-OCSR2x64ConferencingTabFor those of you that are running Office Communicator 2007 R2 and Office 2010 Beta 2, and you’ve been running on Windows x64 and wondering when Microsoft would release their Office Conferencing Add-in pack that you could use without downgrading to x86 binaries of Office 2010 Beta 2, behold the x64 plug in is now available.

It’s best to first install the Office Communicator 2007 R2 Cumulative January Update referenced in a previous post here at SPDan.com here.

Once you’ve installed the Cumulative Update, Microsoft has the x64 Conferencing add-in available at:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA102368901033.aspx

If you’re looking to grab the x64 edition and don’t feel like scrolling down:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=180490

While this may not seem that big a deal to some, it’s very helpful for those that live by their calendar synchronized through Exchange and need to plan LiveMeeting invites a day or two out for distribution to several individuals to collaborate on a project together or demonstrate a code release.

Bottom line, thank you Microsoft for adding the capability for those using x64 based Office 2010 Beta 2 the ability to use Communicator more seamlessly!

Office Communicator 2007 R2 January CU

For those of you that leverage Office Communicator 2007 R2, you might be happy to know that Microsoft has released a cumulative update to fix a few of the integration problems between Communicator and Office 2007 and seems to work with the Office 2010 Beta 2 software for all you early adopters out there.

Like other cumulative updates the package contains hotfixes previously released to ensure that you’re not having to patch together several different patch packages (we’re living in 2010 remember, patch management processes have been ironed out).  The core three issues that this CU includes that go above and beyond the hotfixes previously released include:

More information about the package can be read at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976135

or if you just want to download the package immediately for application to your system

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 976135

Upon completion of this installation your Communicator R2 application will be running at version 3.5.6907.83