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July 26, 2007

Office Communications Server 2007 released to manufacturing

Posted by David Hunter at 11:00 PM ET.

Jeff Raikes, the head of Microsoft’s Business Division, got to deliver some good news at today’s Financial Analyst Meeting:

During his address at Microsoft’s Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM), Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business Division, announced that Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator are code complete and will release to manufacturing (RTM) tomorrow. With this milestone and launch around the corner this fall, the Unified Communications Group is one step closer to fulfilling the UC promise and helping customers streamline business communications, increase productivity and lower costs.

This means that those that want OCS 2007 can get it, while the gala launch event awaits some alignment of the marketing planets this fall. Not unexpectedly, localized versions are still being worked on, however.

It’s a little more than a year since Microsoft’s Business Division (i.e. Office) unveiled their Unified Communications product road map and now the major products are starting to roll out. The real trick is going to be to convince potential business communications customers to wade into the morass of current technologies, systems, and vendors and replace them with a unified solution from Microsoft.

Filed under Conferences, FAM2007, Microsoft, Office, Office Communications Server

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2 Responses to “Office Communications Server 2007 released to manufacturing”

  1. Office Communications Server 2007 to launch on Oct. 16 -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] As I remarked back in July when Office Communications Server was released to manufacturing, “This means that those that want OCS 2007 can get it, while the gala launch event awaits some alignment of the marketing planets this fall.” Apparently, the planets are aligned on October 16.   Filed under Office, Executives, Bill Gates, Office Communications Server, General Business, Jeff Raikes, Marketing, Live Meeting, Microsoft   [Permalink] [TrackBack] [...]

  2. Microsoft Launches Office Communications Server 2007 -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Microsoft’s Office Communications Server 2007 RTMed in July, but today was the gala launch event in San Francisco complete with an appearance by Bill Gates who also unburdened himself of an executive email to underscore the importance of the unified communications business to Microsoft. Here’s the full product menu from the press release: [...]

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