Microsoft code name of the day: Warsaw
Best guess on what it is: Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) creating SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) clients, SIP servers and middle-tier applications
Meaning/context of the code name: Warsaw is yet another of Microsoft’s growing family of city/country-themed codenames. The unified-communications team at Microsoft has favored European-city codenames (like Kiev, Greenwich).
Back story: Microsoft’s Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 product, which the company released to manufacturing in late July and plans to launch officially later this fall, is a combined enterprise instant-messaging/VOIP/audio-video conferencing server. OCS also is going to be a development platform, if Microsoft has its way. Microsoft wants to create a set of developer tools and management tools that will enable third-party developers to write add-ons to its family of UC products.
Additional info: Warsaw is not the only unified-communications platform API that Microsoft is opening to developers. Others include the speech server API; Office Communicator Automation API; Communicator Web Access API; and more.