Microsoft has released their XMPP gateway software today which will allow OCS users to communicate with other XMPP-based IM platforms. The two platforms currently missing from the Public IM stack are Google Talk and Jabber.
The XMPP gateway software acts like an Edge server (install on a separate box) and will likely support some form of hardware virtualization.
Here are some notes to keep in mind:
- Only plain text is supported.
- Presence is supported.
- You need to be running Communicator R2 as a client (can be connected to an R1 pool).
- You can run either R1 or R2 OCS (not LCS).
- Custom notes in Communicator are not handled.
- Conferencing isn't supported -yet ;-)