Microsoft Jump Start Lync Server 2010 Planning an Designing

They have arrived!

The second week of videos are now up on TechNet Edge and have been grouped together and linked for your reading pleasure here on Microsoft NextHop. During the second week I spent time with Rui Maximo discussing the Architect's role in working with the business, gathering requirements, and designing a solution. Check it out and let me know what you think.

New Look, new Link

BriComp Publishes Public Website

I can finally join the twenty-first century a BriComp Computers, LLC has finally paid for and provisioned a website which can be located at http://www.bricomp.com. The website was create by my younger brother (yes keeping it in the family) and he did a fantastic job. The backend, while created with Adobe Cold Fusion and Sun Java technologies, works well and is run on a Windows 2008 R2 Server (IIS 7.5) and uses a SQL 2008 Server backend. As part of the project I have ported my blog to the same server and it now runs under the same Cold Fusion umbrella - time from install to live (with content)...about 2 hours.

Hopefully comments, postings, etc will work much better with this new system, feel free to let me know what you think - comments are always appreciated.

BriComp Computers Chooses IntelePeer to Provide Next-Generation Voice Connections for Microsoft Unified Communications Platform

IntelePeer's High Quality and Rapidly Deployed SIP Trunking Services Now Enable Adoption of Microsoft's Latest UC Technology, Lync 2010

IntelePeer provides a comprehensive suite of on-demand communications and SIP trunking services that are backed by deep communications expertise and a proven Quick Start program to ensure partners' Microsoft Lync 2010 SIP trunk deployments are successful. Through its Cloud-based infrastructure, Voice Peering Network and SuperRegistry™ of more than 422 million directly peered telephone numbers, IntelePeer simplifies communications by delivering carrier-quality service over public or private Internet Protocol (IP) connections directly to Microsoft Lync. IntelePeer's patented platform provides real-time service availability that spares customers from the need to change their data service provider or existing communications equipment, eliminating the lengthy delays associated with typical service deployments.

As part of the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program (TAP) to beta test early releases, BriComp Computers, an independent IT consultant that designs and builds infrastructure for Microsoft products, has been using IntelePeer SIP trunking with the beta and now the current release candidate of Lync 2010.

"In addition to consulting, I write a blog on 'How-To' instructions for configuring Microsoft Lync 2010 for Microsoft's TechNet online resource center," said Brian Ricks, founder of BriComp Computers. "When I evaluated IntelePeer's SIP trunking solution ( www.IntelePeer.com), I was impressed by the speed of deployment, flexibility and connection quality. It's simply amazing that IntelePeer's SIP trunks work flawlessly right out-of-the-box with the beta and now the current release candidate of Microsoft Lync 2010."

"As a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and expert in Microsoft Unified Communications, Brian Ricks' endorsement carries tremendous credibility," said Margaret Norton, general manager, enterprise for IntelePeer. "We are focused on providing the necessary tools and support to quickly and profitably roll out Microsoft Lync 2010 deployments. We tailor our approach to fit each customer's need. With minimal up-front cost and rapid turn-up, IntelePeer's SIP Trunking product delivers superior quality and reliability."

About IntelePeer
IntelePeer Inc., www.IntelePeer.com, is revolutionizing the delivery of communications, enabling carriers, service providers and enterprises to access communication services from the Cloud. Through the company's innovative, communications-as-a-service (CaaS) platform, IntelePeer AppworX™, SuperRegistry™ of more than 422 million telephone numbers and an extensive Voice Peering Network, IntelePeer provides the leading hosted platform to deliver high-quality interactive voice, video, SMS, data and other rich-media services to any wireline or wireless phone or IP connected device, worldwide. IntelePeer's solutions accelerate and simplify the transformation from legacy TDM to next-gen IP networks, enable new communications experiences that generate revenue and enhance productivity, and provide significant cost savings on telecommunication expenditures. Based in San Mateo, Calif., IntelePeer operates its own carrier-grade network, carrying more than 18 billion minutes annually, with worldwide coverage delivered through an IP and TDM peering grid with over 50 leading service provider peering partners. IntelePeer is privately held and is backed by venture capital firms VantagePoint Venture Partners, Kennet Venture Partners, NorthCap Partners and EDF Ventures.

IntelePeer, AppworX and SuperRegistry are trademarks of IntelePeer, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

Original post copied from MSNBC.COM

BriComp Computers is back!

After years and years of simply maintaining BriComp (read as "little to no effort in growing") I have decided to leave the comfort of the employee relationship and move on to self-employed. BriComp has also grown-up from BriComp (sole proprietorship) to BriComp Computers, LLC. Exciting times are ahead and I hope to grow with as few hiccups as possible. I want to publicly thank my wife and kids for their support in these times - I know it is scary but I also know I can do it. I also want to thank my parents for their support and my previous employer (NIChttp://www.nicweb.com) for the last two years of experience. If anyone has some UC or Microsoft infrastructure work, feel free to contact me at sales@bricomp.com. Here's to the future!

Brian R Ricks, MVP
BriComp Computers, LLC