Like probably millions of other people, I get the daily ZDNet Tech Update Today (since long before RSS brought news feeds to the masses...) and was floored a little by David Berlind's column today. I think David's a good commentator - normally sails between the points of sycophancy and fundamentalism that some of the other ZDNet columnists sometimes exhibit.
The column today is about the release of beta 3 of Office Communications Server and Office Communicator 2007, which has now gone live. David's comment on the whole thing:
If there will be an amazingly compelling reason to go all-Microsoft for your office suite ... your document sharing infrastructure ... your e-mail and scheduling system ... your data/voice conferencing ... and your instant messaging, then Office Communicator is it.
So deeply and contextually can Office Communicator's DNA be integrated into the rest of Microsoft's solutions that there is probably no other glue in all of Microsoft's portfolio that so elegantly demonstrates the company's strategic vision for making knowledge workers more productive at what they do.
Wow. I think he likes it!