Microsoft announced Microsoft Office Communications Server “14” at VoiceCon in ORLANDO, Florida. — March 24, 2010
Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate VP of MSFT Office Communications Group, presented new features during a demonstration of OCS and disclosed the availability date to the second half of 2010.
OCS is designed and built to work with Office Exchange and SharePoint. Pall mentioned a number of important features: VoiceMail, E911 Support, Call Admission Control, Branch Office Survivability,Location Awareness Capabilities.
A screenshot of the new Office Communicator (client software for OCS)
A collection of URL’s providing great info on OCS “14”
Microsoft Connects People in New Ways With Communications Server “14”
VoiceCon Keynote Liveblog: Microsoft
“Microsoft Unified Communications customers benefit from investment and innovation by multiple partners rather than being forced to buy from only one supplier, and can select the third-party products that best meet their unique needs. Microsoft is excited to highlight newly announced partner solutions that complement Microsoft Communications Server “14,” including:
Common area, desktop, and conference room IP phones optimized for Microsoft Communicator “14”
Call Accounting and Recording
Enhanced 9-1-1 call routing services
Survivable Branch Appliances that provide local telephony services in the event of a wide area network failure
Ferrari electronic AG
Now you can start planning to throw your old PBX in the thrash!