Office 365 is coming

The next big transition in Microsoft’s journey to the cloud is almost here… Office 365 is a major update to Microsoft Online Services, and is really delivering on the promise that We’re All In! Office 365 provides easy access to best of breed collaboration cloud service including Exchange 2010, Sharepoint 2010, Lync 2010 and Office…


NET acquires SmartSIP

This is great news – NET are a strong UC voice partner, and SmartSIP will give them advanced capabilities like registering SIP phones to OCS.   FREMONT, CA–(Marketwire – February 4, 2010) – Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK), a leader in network and voice-over-IP solutions, and Evangelyze Communications ("EC"), a Microsoft Unified Communications…


Exchange 2010 has left the building

The Exchange PG has declared RTM, so Exchange 2010 has been signed off and is now officially completed. This is an exciting release and provides great value to business of all sizes. Read more at the Exchange Team Blog. Woohoo!


HP and Microsoft Expand Alliance in Unified Communications and Collaboration

At Interop Las Vegas 2009, HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a four-year strategic global initiative to deliver an end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution. As part of their Frontline Partnership, the two companies expect to invest up to an additional $180 million in product development, professional services, as well as joint sales and marketing,…


RoundTable to become Polycom CX5000 Unified Conference Station

PLEASANTON, Calif., REDMOND, Wash., and VoiceCon Orlando 2009, Booth No. 309 ― March 30, 2009 ― Polycom, Inc. [Nasdaq: PLCM], and Microsoft Corp. [Nasdaq: MSFT] today announced that the two companies are deepening their strategic relationship to deliver one of the broadest and most powerful sets of voice and video solutions for unified communications and…


100,000 staffers to use online Exchange, SharePoint, OCS

From ComputerWorld…. Microsoft Corp. officially launched its Business Productivity Online Suite outside of the U.S. today, headlined by a deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC as its first major customer for the hosted communications software suite. The London-based drug maker is migrating 100,000 employees from IBM’s Lotus Notes to Microsoft’s hosted suite, which includes Exchange for e-mail,…


Microsoft and Telstra strategic alliance

You may have heard today’s announcement regarding the alliance between Microsoft and Telstra. What does this mean for Unified Comms? Hosted business applications: through Telstra’s T Suite portal, it is contemplated that businesses will have access to Microsoft Online Services (e.g. Exchange, LiveMeeting), which will be hosted by Microsoft in the cloud and delivered as…


VoiceCon update

We have made some huge announcements at VoiceCon over the last few days… Microsoft and Aspect Form Global Strategic Alliance – Microsoft makes equity investment in Aspect to bring Microsoft’s unified communications and voice platform to contact centers worldwide – Microsoft Brings Software-Powered Videoconferencing to Desktops Everywhere – As of today, Office Communications Server…