Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator

Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator (CUCIMOC – pronounced “cookie-mock”) is a Cisco client that integrates with the Microsoft Office Communicator (MOC) client at the desktop computer. CUCIMOC is an add-on to MOC 2007 that allows phone calls to be made through Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM).

CUCIMOC allows enterprises to leverage their investment in a Microsoft OCS 2007 server for instant messaging and presence, while utilizing the investment in Cisco UC for voice calls. CUCM and MOC integration has been supported for many years, but required a Cisco Unified Presence Server (CUPS) before the release of CUCIMOC.

CUCIMOC provides an integrated soft phone (SIP-based) to make and receive phone calls, but the CUCIMOC client can also provide desk-phone control allowing incoming calls to a Cisco hardware phone to be picked up with the MOC client. The MOC client can also initiate phone calls from the MOC client that take place on the Cisco IP phone (via the CTI feature).

The mid-call control features allow instant message sessions to be promoted to audio calls or multiple instant messaging sessions promoted to conference calls. The full list of features can be found in the CUCIMOC data sheet link in the links section of this blog.

As of the time of this writing, the only version of CUCIMOC is 7.1. The 7.1 version number was used to align to the version number used in the rest of Cisco’s UC platform. CUCIMOC requires CUCM version 6.1(3) or higher, and three device license units (DLU) in CUCM 6.1(3) regardless of the deployment model. CUCM 6.1(4) and later (as well as CUCM 7.x and later) only require one DLU with adjunct licensing and three DLUs when deployed as a standalone phone. Adjunct licensing requires the end user to be associated to both CUCIMOC and a standard Cisco IP phone.

More Information
Cisco Unified Communications Integration for Microsoft Office Communication

CUCIMOC 7.1 Release Notes

CUCIMOC Data Sheet

Cisco and Microsoft Collaboration in Unified Communications

Author: Dennis Hartmann

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