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Microsoft and Verizon Team on VoIP, UC

Microsoft has certified Verizon's IP trunking technology for its Office Communications Server, expanding the compatibility of the two firms' IP-based communications suites.

Enterprise Networking Planet has the details on the new partnership between Microsoft and Verizon, which covers VoIP, conferencing and instant messaging services.


Microsoft and Verizon said that the networking provider's IP Trunking technology has been certified to work with the software giant's Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2), paving the way for closer integration between the two companies' IP-based communications offerings.

The announcement, which means that customers can combine Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Communications Server's voice calling, conferencing, instant messaging and user availability with Verizon Communication's (NYSE: VZ) voice over IP (VoIP) calling, came at VoiceCon in Orlando Monday.

The move is a further expansion of a long-standing partnership between the two companies dating back to 2004.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
Microsoft, Verizon Get Cozy on VoIP, Unified Communications