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I've been hearing about unified communications (UC) for about two decades. Back in the day it was all about merging e-mail and voice mail to ride on top of traditional PBX systems. Back then the technology was immature, and IT and telephony teams were as different as Anthony Weiner and Newt Gingrich (the only thing they have in common is infidelity).

Microsoft is a bit late to the UC party, but it is making up for lost time with a darn good set of products, or so you, the loyal and expressive Redmond Report readers think. I interviewed about a dozen of you fine folks and almost every person told me how UC had changed your business.

Microsoft hasn't made that much noise about UC, which is why I underestimated how good it is. I'm no MS shill, just telling you what you told me.

What is your UC experience? Share your thoughts at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/15/2011 at 1:18 PM


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