Gartner Gives Lync Sole Unified Communication “Strong Positive” Rating

  Gartner recently published its MarketScope for Enterprise Instant Messaging and Presence, evaluating the players in the market against several criteria, including innovation, sales strategy, market understanding, marketing strategy, marketing execution, product/service and overall viability. Source: Gartner (July 2011) Microsoft, with its Lync offering, was the only vendor to receive a “strong positive” rating from…

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OCS 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway released, new public instant messaging licensing benefits for OCS users

  The Microsoft Office Communications Server team has released at no additional licensing cost the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway, which enables IM and presence communication between Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and select XMPP-based IM and presence providers. The XMPP (eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) Gateway allows Office Communications Server users…

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