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  • On the background of the evolving Voice over Internet Protocol, the Redmond Company has forecasted that in the upcoming three years, in excess of 100 million Office customers will click to call. In order to facilitate turning this prediction into reality, the Redmond Company announced that it will deliver enhanced VoIP solutions. Currently, the number of business VoIP customers is situated at approximately 50 million. Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft Corp.’s Business Division revealed that twice this number of users will place phone calls via Microsoft office applications by 2010.

    “Software is set to transform business phone systems as profoundly as it has transformed virtually every other form of workplace communication,” Raikes said. “Over time, the software-based VoIP technology built into Microsoft Office Communications Server and Microsoft Office Communicator will offer so much value and cost savings that it will make the standard telephone look like that old typewriter that’s gathering dust in the stockroom.”

    To pave the way for the worldwide adoption of office VoIP solutions, Microsoft will begin shipping a public beta-test version of Office Communications Server 2007 together with Office Communicator 2007 by the end of March. The Office Communications Server 2007 is designed to be the Redmond Company's unified communications server, while Office Communicator 2007 will play the role of a unified communications client. Microsoft expects the two products to find their way to millions of beta testers.

    According to Raikes, Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 represent the most important new communications technology since the introduction of Microsoft Outlook 1997. Via the two products, Microsoft aims to no less than revolutionize communications.
    Sunday, March 11, 2007 3:01 AM