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Unified Communications a Go

Last week, Microsoft had one of its classic press conferences: a huge stage, lots of people, carefully scripted speeches and a big city -- in this case, San Francisco. Bill even made an appearance.

Microsoft has been talking so much about Unified Communications that I reckoned all this software had been shipping. But no; the press conference was to announce the availability of a bunch of pieces, including Office Communications Server 2007 (the core platform for VoIP and other communications features), Office Communicator (the client piece), a new rev of Live Meeting and a new video conferencing system.

I've been hearing about Unified Communications (we used to call it Unified Messaging for over a decade). So why do I still have an office phone, a home office phone, a BlackBerry and a laptop, all of which are barely on speaking terms?

Are you a Unified Communications ace? If so, how'd you do it? Tell us by writing me at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on October 22, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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