Microsoft and Polycom teams up for Unified Communications

On August 9, 2010, Stuart Johnston wrote a nice article for Enterprise Networking Planet about the multi-year deal between Microsoft and Polycom. There are quite a few customers who have been using Polycom technologies and solutions for many years for video and teleconferencing needs.  I have had many customers who asked about integrating those existing…

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Unified Communications: Is it real and is it for me?

About a month or so ago, I saw the following post on Information Week: http://www.informationweek.com/news/telecom/unified_communications/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225700490.  I found the article to be enlightening and thought I would post my thoughts regarding some of the items brought out by the article. First, I find that companies really have to understand what their Unified Communications (UC) goals are…

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Microsoft and HP Agree to invest $250 Million to Simplify Technology Environments

Last Tuesday, January 13, 2010, Microsoft and HP announced an agreement to invest $250 Million over the next three years to significantly simplify technology environments.  This is not something that is just targeted at the large enterprises but meant to benefit businesses of all sizes!  Here’s the announcement: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/jan10/01-13inftoapppr.mspx. I’m sure some of you are…

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Maximizing Efficiencies with Unified Communications

We are right in the middle of the New Efficiency Launch featuring Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and Exchange Server 2010.  I have been delivering the Exchange Server 2010 Track and thought it would be a good idea to recap a few key items with Exchange (and OCS) that can help an organization be…

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Introduction Post from Harold Wong

Hello everyone!!! My name is Harold Wong and I am an IT Pro Evangelist out of Phoenix, Arizona.  I’m sure some of you are asking “What in the world does an IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft do???”  If you asked that question, you are definitely not the first one to do so.  I will do…

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