Nefsis is Compatible with Microsoft® Outlook™, Office™, and Explorer™

Nefsis Web and Video Conferencing (v5.x) is already compatible with Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, the Office suite and Explorer. Nefsis has tray icons and Office application tool buttons (which install at your option) that make it easy to start web conferences right from Outlook, an Outlook invitation, Word, Excel, any Office application, and your PC desktop. This capability is referred to as the Nefsis tray icon. It can make starting a videoconference as easy as one or two clicks, even easier than using a phone.

How-To Details:
Add Nefsis Quick Conferencing Tool Buttons to Microsoft Office Applications.

Compatibility with OC and Microsoft Office Communications Server™ (OCS)

Nefsis is also compatible with Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 (LCS), now called Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS); and the Office Communicator client (OC). The focus of Nefsis compatibility will continue to be the existing Office application suite, Explorer shell (i.e., desktop) and future versions of Office Communications Server 2007 and the matching OC client. In addition, Nefsis is also compatible with the Microsoft RoundTable™, 360-degree video camera.

Videoconference Applications for Office Communicator™ 2007 Client (OC)

The desktop components of the Microsoft Office Communicator suite are essentially a softphone and unified communications client, including a broad set of features in both the formerly distinct product catetories. Like all phones or softphones, the OC client is highly dependent on its associated PBX or switch, in this case, the Office Communications Server (OCS).

The features, controls and security available to a typical Communicator network user will vary a great deal, depending on the company's network, and presence or absence of the Communicator Server (the "switch"), Live Meeting Service account, and other required infrastructure such as Exchange, SQL Server, Internet Information Server (IIS), Active Directory (ADS), and Telephony CALs. Such features may include presence, IM, chat, consumer IM interchange, one-to-one (1:1) and web, VoIP and video conferencing, among others.

According to Gartner Research (see below), all of these requisite components and network services must be in production, to test or fully activate OC/OCS.

For these reasons, some customers chose to use Nefsis for web, VoIP and video conferencing, and use OC for secure IM and presence; while other customers use Nefsis for conferencing and the presence and pop-up messaging capabilities in the Nefsis contact list.

It's possible to run virtually any combination of Nefsis and Microsoft Office, OC, and RoundTable products.

Nefsis customers can deploy Nefsis – whether on-premise software or online service – and take advantage of its multipoint web and video conferencing capabilities today, and rest assured that compatibility with the Office suite and OC will continue to be maintained in the future.

Additional Material

Please feel free to contact sales regarding the Nefsis product roadmap and Microsoft compatibility.

The following links are provided as a research courtesy:
Microsoft Communicator 2007 Announcement
Gartner Commentary

More Information

Nefsis web & video conferencing features...
Nefsis systems administration & product data sheet (PDF)...

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