Thursday, October 1, 2009

Microsoft XMPP Gateway - released!


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:
  1. Only plain text is supported.
  2. Presence is supported.
  3. You need to be running Communicator R2 as a client (can be connected to an R1 pool).
  4. You can run either R1 or R2 OCS (not LCS).
  5. Custom notes in Communicator are not handled.
  6. Conferencing isn't supported -yet ;-)
Built on industry standard protocols, this software is a welcome addition to Microsoft's UC platform. You can download it here today:

1 comment:

  1. If this is true... it is exactly what I needed for Atlassian Bamboo IM notifications!!! I am off to download and play around a bit with it.