By Coyote Point Systems
Microsoft® unified communications technologies use the power of software to deliver complete communications — messaging, voice, and video — across the applications and devices that people use every day. By integrating information associated with the telephone (phone calls, voice mail, and conferencing) into the work done on a computer (documents, spreadsheets, instant messaging, e-mail, and calendars), unified communication has the power to fundamentally change the way the world works.
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is the first Microsoft product to combine enterprise-ready IM (instant messaging), presence, conferencing, and VoIP (Voice over IP) telephony in a fully integrated unified communications solution. Office communications Server 2007 provides richer presence capabilities, enhanced support for group IM, and improved deployment and management than its predecessor, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 SP11.