RE: Soka|Exchange & Cisco's Unity voicemail

  • From: "Robert Lawson" <rlawson@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 07:58:03 -0700

  Very helpful.  How does Unity define United Messaging and Voice-Mail with the 
interface to Exchange?  I believe we have "United Messaging" where Unity 
populates AD, and actually logs into Exchange and does a send-as.
Thanks, Robert


From: Michael B. Smith [mailto:michael@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wed 5/25/2005 7:41 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Soka|Exchange & Cisco's Unity voicemail

I've installed a couple of dozen integrations between Unity and Exchange.
Unity uses an email system (whether it's Exchange or Domino) as a message 
store. You cannot have a Unity subscriber without a mailbox.
If Exchange is down, Unity places messages into the local filesystem until 
Exchange comes back up.
Now, the various permutations get a little weird, depending on whether you are 
doing Unified Messaging or Voice-Mail Only.
However, while there is a compatibility matrix, there is no inherent 
requirement that both pieces of software be upgraded at the same time.


From: Robert Lawson [mailto:rlawson@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 10:37 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: Soka|Exchange & Cisco's Unity voicemail

Hello All,
  We are looking for folks who have interfaced Cisco's Unity voice mail with 
Exchange.  Is there a "lite" interface between these two products, so both 
products can be upgraded independently, yet voice-mail messages can still be 
delivered to Exchange mail boxes.  Also is there a way to selectively 
turn-off/on the interface by individual user?
  Our shop: Windows Server 2003; Exchange 2003 Enterprise; Unity 4.0
Robert Lawson
Database Administrator/email Administrator
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA. 92656
main: 949.480.4000 fax: 949.480.4001
direct: 949.480.4224 rlawson@xxxxxxxx <mailto:rlawson@xxxxxxxx>  
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