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Microsoft Previews New UC Server

Microsoft is looking ahead to a new era of "connected communications." At the Voice Con show in Orlando, the software giant previewed the Office Communications Server 14, the next generation of its unified communications offering.

With the new release, Microsoft is looking ahead to a new business environment where VoIP calls with integrated data exchanges are the norm. VoIP Planet has the story on Microsoft's Office Communications Server 14.

Microsoft gave the first public demonstration of its upcoming Office Communications Server, including new functions such as skill searches as well as location and presence awareness.

Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Unified Communications Group, gave a sneak peek at the update to its unified communications (UC) server during his keynote at VoiceCon 2010 Wednesday in Orlando. And he outlined some of the thinking that went into the product—known unofficially as Office Communications Server 14—in a blog post earlier in the day.

"In the next three years, we predict that UC will become the norm in business communications, more than half of VoIP calls at work will include more than just voice, and your communications client will enable UC with more than 1 billion people," Pall said in his post on the Official Microsoft Blog.

Read the full story at VoIP Planet:
Microsoft Demos Office Communications Server '14'