OCS 2007 and Response Point

Last month Microsoft Research announced a product called Response Point and I quickly noted down some of my initial thoughts and linked to more information here.  Since then a number of people,  mainly channel partners,  have asked me how this fits into our Unified Communications strategy.  The simple answer to this is that currently its not part…

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Exceeding expectations

About a week ago I popped into the Reading Audi garage to book an appointment to get my Audi looked at as I had been having problems with the back window.  I booked it in for Tuesday (today) and my expectation was for them to pick up the car from work,  do the work and drop…

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Review of Office Communications Server 2007 on ZDNet - OCS in a 'nutshell'

One of the parts of my job I really enjoy doing is speaking to customer, partners and journolists about our Unified Communications and how its going to change the way in which people will communicate with each other in the future. The problem I am presented with however is how to explain the range of technologies and scenerios…

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Office Communications Server 2007 Beta now live!

Finally the wait is over,  we have now made public the betas for :- Office Communications Server 2007 beta and Office Communicator 2007 beta  Office Communications Server 2007 Speech Server beta Documentation for Office Communications Server 2007 beta Go forth and download !

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Microsoft Response Point

One of the problems with most telephony systems is that small business don’t want to spend their time configuring and repatching phones when someone moves from desk to desk.  They have enough to worry about without having to become PBX technicians as well. To that end,  a small team in Redmond has been working on…

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The end of the phone ? - Part 2

I raised this question in a post a while back and after receiving a big box from Redmond today I thought now might be a good time to ask the question again 🙂 For those of you who have me on your IM list and had read my ‘note’, you would have noticed that from the…

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Are you a Tech-No?

Today I spent ten minutes reading an article on ‘tech-no’s’,  found here,  and thought I would share it with you.  Its actually a really interesting article and I wanted to bring it to your attention. Although technology can help you communicate faster, quicker and more efficiently,  if you don’t want to be contacted or simply…

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Unified Communications in a nut shell? - All you need is the 'Electric Wand'

At times it can be quite hard to sum up Unified Communications and more importantly why its useful to have presence and instant messaging rather than using the tried and tested technologies of email and the phone. Darren Strange today pointed me in the direction of the Electric Wand aka Ewan Dalton.  Ewan has excellently summarised his…

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Let Santa know your last minute present requests!

I spotted this on someone’s blog today and wanted to share this with you 🙂 It appears that in order to communicate with a new younger generation of kids,  Santa has had a meeting with the Windows Live Messenger guys at Microsoft and has signed up for Windows Live Messenger.  As you can see,  I had a quick…

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The end of the phone?

Is it really possible to live without a phone on your desk?  Is that a little too far fetched?  Well lets find out ! People ask me if such a thing is ever going to happen and for now I think its kind of hard to tell.  As with a lot of stuff in Unified…

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