Unified Communications: Click to talk:

UCC


April 20, 2008  2:48 AM

Microsoft Expands Alliance With Wipro



Posted by: Tony Bradley
India, Microsoft, UC, UCC, Unified Communications, Wipro

Microsoft has expanded their alliance with India-based Wipro Technologies. Microsoft and Wipro announced the creation of two Centers of Excellence in India, one in Bangalore and the other in Mysore. The Centers of Excellence, which both Microsoft and Wipro have invested in heavily, will focus on...

March 25, 2008  4:26 AM

Microsoft Introduces ‘Roundtable’



Posted by: Tony Bradley
LiveMeeting, Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007, RoundTable, UCC, Unified Communications

Conference calls don't always suffice for getting business done. It's great to get multiple parties on the phone sharing ideas and collaborating on a common goal, but sometimes you need visual...


March 23, 2008  3:12 AM

Microsoft and IBM to Test Interoperability



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IBM, interoperability, Lotus Sametime, Microsoft, UCC, Unified Communications, VoiceCon

In my last post, I mentioned that the lack of standards and platform interoperability was one of the biggest issues for early adopters of Unified Communications technologies. Microsoft and IBM are two of the biggest players in the Unified Communications arena. Microsoft is aggressively pushing for...


March 12, 2008  3:18 AM

IBM Pledges $1 Billion Investment in Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IBM, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, SIP, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Not wanting to be left out of the next big wave in network / office communications, IBM this week announced that they have earmarked $1 Billion (With a 'B'. The one with 9 zeros after it) for internal development...


March 12, 2008  3:12 AM

Microsoft and Nortel Strengthen UC Partnership



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, SIP, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Officially, Microsoft and Nortel have been buddies on the Unified Communications front for over a year and a half. Prior to now, however, the partnership was more rhetoric and lip...


March 10, 2008  2:47 AM

Unison Offers Unified Communications for Linux



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Linux, Microsoft Windows, SIP, UCC, Unified Communications, Unison, VoIP, Windows Vista

Unison has developed a free unified communications suite built on Linux. The suite, which includes VoIP telephone capabilities, email, and instant messaging, is affectionately named "Unison". The Beta version is available for free now. There is a Windows client application. While the server portion...


March 1, 2008  4:41 AM

Microsoft and Cisco Fight For UC Dominance



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Microsoft, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

When unified communications was still but a gleam in the eye of its creators, Microsoft and Cisco became mortal enemies jockeying for supremacy. At one point, they shook hands and promised to play nice, but now that seems more like some sort of calculated attempt at gaining inside knowledge on each...


March 1, 2008  4:35 AM

Due Diligence For Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Unified Communications is the hot "technology" right now. Replacing plain vanilla VoIP solutions, the buzz is all about taking that VoIP deployment, tying it together with email, fax, instant messaging, conferencing, etc. to create a unified communications infrastructure that will revolutionize the...


March 1, 2008  4:30 AM

Outsourcing Unified Communications



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, UCC, Unified Communications, Virtualization, VoIP

Taking the plunge and moving from traditional communications into the world of unified communications is not without its learning curve and price tag. It doesn't have to break the bank per se. You can analyze the needs of the company and the existing communications infrastructure and come up with a...


February 27, 2008  3:53 AM

Wi-Fi and Cellular Converge To Improve Productivity



Posted by: Tony Bradley
802.11, 802.11n, BlackBerry, Mobile, Mobile device, Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, SIP, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP, wi-fi

One of the promises, or benefits, of unified communications is being able to communicate with people where they are when you need them. The concept of 'presence' in Microsoft's UCC (Unified Communications and Collaboration) is designed so that you can tell if a person is available or not, the...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: