Microsoft: IP-PBX Partner Or Competitor?

Hettick, Larry
July 2006
Business Communications Review;Jul2006, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p24
Trade Publication
The article focuses on issues concerning IP telephony (IPT) suppliers who have integrated their systems with Microsoft Corp. IPT suppliers such as Alcatel, Avaya, Nortel, Mitel and Siemens are all partnering with Microsoft to offer integrated call-control capabilities with Microsoft's Live Communications Server (LCS). While most have taken advantage of Microsoft's LCS, Siemens and Mitel have gone further and also integrated their product, marketing and sales strategies with Microsoft. Microsoft's LCS offers basic telephony features like making and receiving calls. INSET: Decoding LCS, Office Communicator And UCPs.


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