At VoiceCon Orlando 2010 conference, Microsoft announced next version of its unified communications software, code-named Communications Server “14,” , the follow-up to current product, Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Code-named Communications Server ‘14’ will be available in the second half of 2010.
- With Communications Server ‘14’ Microsoft’s investing to make communications simpler, lower cost and more open. New version will deliver complete communications solution, including enterprise telephony and familiar & powerful way to communicate and collaborate using Office, SharePoint and Exchange with Communications Server 14.
- An open platform that works with what customers already’ve and allows them to embed communications in any app.” Earlier this week, several Microsoft partners announced new products and services that enhance Communications Server ‘14’, including low cost IP phones as well as branch office, call accounting and E911 solutions.
Additionally, Gurdeep’s keynote will include two new predictions for future of communications software:
- UC will be the norm in business communications in three years and making a plain telephony call will seem outdated. Specifically, Gurdeep predicts that over 50% of all VoIP calls will incorporate more than just voice, and your “end point” will make UC possible with more than a billion people.
- Further, Gurdeep predicts the rise of more connected communications, and will state that, in three years, 75% of new business apps will include natively embedded communications.