Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Public Beta Released!
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, the next evolution of Live Communications Server, delivers streamlined communications for your users so they can find and communicate with the right person, right now, from the applications they use most – like Microsoft Outlook. Without expensive infrastructure and network upgrades, your organization can deliver these benefits on an extensible VoIP foundation. At the same time, your IT department can deliver these enhanced capabilities and provide operational control alongside your existing Exchange and Active Directory infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communicator is a unified communications client that helps people be more productive by enabling them to communicate easily with others using a range of communication options, including instant messaging (IM), voice, and video. Office Communicator 2007 Public Beta introduces a wide range of new features, most notably enhanced presence and enterprise voice capabilities, enabling users to place computer-to-computer calls and to place outbound calls to, and accept incoming calls from, traditional (PBX/PSTN) phone users. Office Communicator 2007 Public Beta also introduces robust call-forwarding features, support for USB audio devices, automatic setup of audio and video devices, and the ability to add Active Directory Domain Services distribution groups to your Communicator Contact List. For more information and to register for the public beta please go to http://www.microsoft.com/uc/ocsbeta.mspx.