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
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
Are you a Unified Communications ace? If so, how'd you do it? Tell us by writing
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on October 22, 2007 at 11:52 AM