MS Office Communications Server 2007 Goes to Beta

Microsoft will make its new enterprise voice communications server available to 2,500 companies under a private beta program on Dec. 11.

The product, which will be known as Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, brings with it the ability for companies to integrate VoIP (voice over IP) technology into existing telephony infrastructure, Chris Cullin, the director of product management in Microsoft’s Unified Communications Group, told eWEEK.

This server is also the successor to Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005, and forms part of Microsoft’s unified communications portfolio.

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“It brings with it voice and conferencing capabilities for on-premise voice, video and Web conferencing, and integrates them together at the application layer for a unified user experience,” Cullin said.

“It also provides a single applications infrastructure, a single point of administration and configuration, and a single directory, for the IT professional.”

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