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May, 2008

May 31, 2008  1:28 PM

D-Link Takes on Cisco for UC Switching

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D-Link, an established name in consumer wired and wireless networking, is targeting rival Cisco to deliver switching solutions for unified communications. D-Link is one of the primary partners with Microsoft for...

May 31, 2008  12:47 PM

Microsoft Brings UC to Mac

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If you are a Mac user, as an ever-increasing percentage of you seem to be, you may be feeling left out of the unified communications revolution. As Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, IBM, and a host of smaller players all vie to establish their share of the UC pie, the Mac operating system has been largely...

May 31, 2008  12:36 PM

Microsoft ‘Echoes’ Aims to Get Rid of Phone Numbers

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In a recent post on the 'All About Microsoft' blog at ZDNet, Mary-Jo Foley describes an ambitious plan already in the works from Microsoft that seeks to eliminate the need for phone numbers. The project, codenamed 'Echoes', is being developed...

May 31, 2008  12:24 PM

Monitoring OCS Certificate Expiration

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Certificates are a key component of enabling communications between the various components of Microsoft UCC implementation. The OCS server maintains certificates with the various servers in order to facilitate secure communications. Having the certificates expire unexpectedly means losing...

May 31, 2008  12:16 PM

Global Connect 2008

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This is admittedly very short notice, but in my defense I just learned of this conference myself and its in my 'back yard' so to speak. The Global Connect 2008 conference is being held at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, TX near...

May 25, 2008  3:03 AM

Free WiFi Coming to Starbucks

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I have never understood why Starbucks charged for their wifi hotspot access. I understood why TMobile wanted to make some money off of the deal, but wifi hotspots are everywhere. I like Starbucks, but Panera has free wifi,...

May 22, 2008  8:57 PM

ITC Overturns Microsoft Victory Over Alcatel-Lucent

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Microsoft is heavily invested in unified communications and they have developed a fair amount of proprietary tools and technologies- many of which they hold patents for. They filed a lawsuit against Alcatel-Lucent for infringing on 4 of their unified communications patents, and originally...

May 12, 2008  3:33 PM

OCS 2007 R2

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There is a rumor in the blogosphere that Microsoft may release an update to Office Communications Server 2007 this fall. The next major release of Office Communications Server is expected to be OCS 2009. However, according to at least one...

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May 10, 2008  1:27 PM

Esnatech Brings UC to Google Applications

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The Gmail web-based email client from Google is one of the most popular email clients currently in use. Using a web-based email solution means that a user is never farther from their email than the nearest web browser. That could be at home, at work, at a public library, or even on a mobile phone....

May 10, 2008  12:38 PM

Microsoft OCS Meets Blackberry

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The Palm Pilot started the handheld PIM (Personal Information Manager) trend, but the RIM (Research In Motion) Blackberry handheld is the device that revolutionized information management by merging it with a mobile phone and incorporating enterprise email on the go. Unified communications seeks to...

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