The bottom line is that interoperability provides value for our customers. This article, originally posted on the Communications Server blog, is worth a second glance to discover how Microsoft is providing this interoperability to our customers.
Author: Jamie Stark
Publication date: April 2010 (originally published December 2009)
Product version: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Cisco and Microsoft are competitors in the unified communications space that have very different visions and product approaches – I don’t think that is a surprise to anyone. And it shouldn’t be a surprise that many customers have Cisco networking and telephony gear along with desktop and messaging and collaboration software from Microsoft, and they want our products to interoperate well in their environment.
To Microsoft, that means offering customers software that runs great on Cisco networks. With Office Communications Server’s support for the Cisco ISR platform, support for DSCP packet marking to deliver QoS, VLAN tagging, and many more technologies, we are delivering a lot of capabilities so customers can get the most out of their Cisco network investments.
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