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Microsoft to Axe Small Business Phone Software

Chalk this one up to a failed experiment. Microsoft has decided shutter Response Point, the small-business phone system it launched in March 2007.

The company had signaled that Response Point's days might be numbered last year when it put the service onto "engineering maintenance," but now it's official.

Microsoft said it will retire Response Point in August. Small Business Computing has the details.


After Microsoft put its Response Point small-business phone system onto "engineering maintenance" a year ago, the company this week is killing off the ill-fated package for a lack of sales.

"Despite favorable initial response from customers and channel partners since launch, we have not seen the necessary demand materialize to sustain Response Point as a viable standalone business," a post to Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Response Point blog said Tuesday.

Read the full story at Small Business Computing:
Microsoft Drops Small Business Phone Software