Microsoft hints about new unified communication services for mobile codenamed "Rouge"

The Office Communications Server (OCS) team at Microsoft has been relatively quiet since it launched OCS 2007 last fall. But it sounds like that silence may be ending soon, with information imminent on the expected OCS Release 2 (R2), a new conferencing service and new business-focused communication services for mobile phones (codenamed “Rouge”). Gurdeep Singh […]

The Office Communications Server (OCS) team at Microsoft has been relatively quiet since it launched OCS 2007 last fall. But it sounds like that silence may be ending soon, with information imminent on the expected OCS Release 2 (R2), a new conferencing service and new business-focused communication services for mobile phones (codenamed “Rouge”).

Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Unified Communications Group, hinted on September 22 about what’s coming in a canned Q&A on Microsoft’s Web site. Pall said:

“(W)e’re exploring ways to infuse unified communications into new business applications, workflow technologies and content management.

“In addition, customers should look for more focus on mobility, spanning mobile messaging and mobile telephony. They should also expect to see more comprehensive conferencing solutions than before and the ability to extend OCS telephony beyond remote and mobile workers. “

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