RE: Soka|Exchange & Cisco's Unity voicemail

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 15:47:25 -0400

If you want VoiceMail integration with your telephone system, or Unified
Messaging; then Unity has to have a MAPI-based connection to the
Exchange server.


From: Robert Lawson [mailto:rlawson@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 10:58 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: RE: [exchangelist] RE: Soka|Exchange & Cisco's Unity voicemail

  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
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
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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