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UCVUG August 2009 Meeting


Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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The Microsoft Unified Communications Virtual User Group (UCVUG) will be hosting it's quarterly meeting on August 20th, 2009 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (-5 GMT). This event will be broadcast online via Microsoft Live Meeting. Please register if  you plan to attend so that we can get a count of how many attendees to plan for.




 - UCVUG Welcome - Dustin Hannifin

 - Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat - Tom Laciano

 - Formicary WebChat - Howard Travers

 - Prize Drawing and Closing




Speaker Bios


Tom Laciano



Tom Laciano is currently a Sr. Program Manager with the Unified Communications team at Microsoft. His team handles enterprise customers deploying Microsoft products during the pre-rtm phase and a few selected customers after RTM ensuring their successful deployment. His blog contains information about Microsoft products as he works with them and includes information that helps to clarify pain points his team knows about from their pre-rtm work as well as repetitive issues they see in supporting customers at RTM.


Tom joined Microsoft in 1993 as a temp and 1994 full time supporting DOS 5.x, Windows 3.x, Windows for Workgroups 3.x. Windows 95 and then moved to support Exchange 4.0 (beta 2) and quickly joined the connectors specialty team. He supported Exchange 2000 and Conferencing Server a little bit and moved to training only to return to support in 2003 supporting Live Communications Server 2003 then LCS 2005 SP1 and served as the beta engineer for Communicator Web Access, Communicator Mobile and shortly with OCS 2007.


 Tom's "LCSKid" Blog can be found at :






Howard Travers

Business Development Director, Formicary


Formicary is an information technology company focused on premier Systems Integration (SI) solutions to Financial Services industry. Our business expertise spans across integration with key trading applications such as Summit, Murex and Calypso as well Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Unified Communication platforms like Microsoft’s OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat. As an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), we have a successful software business providing connectors to some of the largest Investment Banks and now with our unique Group Chat messaging software across many other business verticals.


Formicary Intelligent Collaboration Group (FICG) is the leading independent consulting company relating to Persistent Group Chat & IM applications enabling organisations to communicate efficiently. The team are the most experienced SI and ISV working with Group Chat. FICG have been working in this space since 2000 originally with Parlano (MindAlign) on implementation, integration and migration strategies. A Division of Formicary, the group provides specialised services to investigate, review and advise on strategy relating to unified communications and integration technologies. FICG have the largest commercially available software (Bots/Connectors) for Group Chat implemented at many of the world’s largest financial organisations.




We will have a random drawing for the following prizes:



To be eligible you must sign up for a free membership on the ucvug website ( and logged onto the live meeting during the drawing.



Live Meeting Info

Below you will find the required information for logging into Live Meeting for the UCVUG Meeting on August 20th. We will begin promptly at 2:00PM Eastern Time (-5GMT) on Thursday August 20th. Please sign on a few minutes ahead of time to ensure your computer is setup to use Microsoft Live Meeting. Please note that this meeting will be recorded for future playback. We look forward to seeing you at this quarter's UCVUG meeting!! 


Attendee URL:

Meeting ID: 7QPZDF

Attendee Entry Code: 5HK9$W]f6


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Virtual - Live Meeting

Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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