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May 31, 2009  8:43 PM

Google Ripples Market With Announcement of Wave



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Google, Microsoft, office, Office Communications Server, UC, Unified Communications, wave

At the Google I/O conference Google unveiled a revolutionary new collection of communication and collaboration tools dubbed "Wave". Wave seems to be a very ambitious project from Google which potentially impacts both the unified communications and collaboration...

May 31, 2009  4:38 PM

Microsoft and HP Form Unified Communications Alliance



Posted by: Tony Bradley
alliance, HP, Microsoft, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, partnership, UC, Unified Communications

Microsoft has established itself as a leader in the unified communications market, but their focus on the software side of things means that they don't have an end-to-end solution. The up side for customers is that Microsoft does not lock you into using specific or proprietary hardware. That is...


May 20, 2009  1:51 PM

Evangelyze Communications Revolutionizes UC with SmartSIP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, SmartSIP, UC, Unified Communications

SmartSIP is officially here! In the official press release Simon Booth, Director of Research &...


May 14, 2009  7:49 PM

Fixing Response Group Tabs in Communicator



Posted by: Tony Bradley
custom tabs, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, Response Group Service. Office Communicator

One of the innovative features of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS 2007 R2) was the introduction of Response Groups. The OCS 2007 R2 Response Group Service provides essentially the same functionality is ACD (Automatic Call Distribution) groups have in call centers for decades. Individuals...


May 8, 2009  2:42 AM

Microsoft Makes Communicator Mobile Available For Java



Posted by: Tony Bradley
communicator, Communicator Mobile, Communicator Mobile for Java, OCS, Office Communications Server, UC

One of the promises of unified communications is the ability to reach people when and how you need to. Microsoft Office Communicator provides presence, instant messaging, and other capabilities for desktops, and Microsoft extends that functionality to the Windows Mobile platform with Office...


April 4, 2009  1:36 PM

Death of the Desk Phone



Posted by: Tony Bradley
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At Voicecon 2009 in Orlando last week, Microsoft's Gurdeep Singh Pall, vice president of the unified communications group, pointed out that the desk phone is a 'dead man walking'. Organizations spend an average...


April 3, 2009  12:57 PM

Test and Verify OCS Security with OAT



Posted by: Tony Bradley
OAT, OCS Assessment Tool, Office Communications Server, Sipera Systems, unified communications security, VIPER Lab, VoIP security

At Voicecon 2009 in Orlando this week Sipera Systems announced a new free tool for assessing unified communications and VoIP security. The OCS Assessment Tool, dubbed OAT, is available as a


March 16, 2009  6:07 PM

Microsoft OCS 2010 Will Eliminate PBX



Posted by: Tony Bradley
OCS, OCS 2007, ocs 2010, Office Communications Server, PBX, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

If you have been following unified communications and the evolution of Microsoft's Office Communications Server, it is probably not a surprise to you to learn that Microsoft intends for the next major release of Office Communications Server to entirely eliminate the need for an enterprise to have a...


February 22, 2009  10:04 PM

Defining ROI with UC-B



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, OCS 2007, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, ROI, SmartChat, SmartSIP, SmartVoIP, Unified Communications

UC-B is apparently a term coined by Blair Pleasant (and others at UCStrategies.com), President and Principal Analyst for COMMfusion Unified Communications. In


February 19, 2009  2:19 AM

Jabra Unveils USB Plug-n-Play Handset for Office Communicator



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Jabra DIAL 520 OC, Office Communications Server, Office Communicator, Polycom CX700, Tanjay

It looks pretty cool. I guess it will all depend on the retail price- which I haven't been able to find yet. Since I can buy an actual


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