What are these? These are the terms for a great solution from Microsoft, bringing together voice, video and computer networks, to work better together for the end user. Here at Microsoft we call it UC enabled. I have been. The way I work with others has changed forever. The came in and pulled out my desk phone. My laptop is now my desk phone. I can also use cheap webcams on my laptop and use video conferencing with my co-workers. All of this is part of a great corporate (yes auditible) Instant Message client.
In our lifetime there are very few things that totally change the world. I believe this is one of them. Yes it is early in the game, but I truly see the potential.
One great feature is that you can use the OCS client, or you can use the Web base Communicator Web Access or (CWA) both offer similar great experience.
Start checking this stuff out. Here are three great resources for more information.
#1 resource is:http://communicationsserverteam.com/
#2 UC forum OCS 2007 deployment http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=1927&SiteID=17
and #3 for now....http://www.microsoft.com/uc/default.mspx
You don't believe me, well go watch this video from Bill Gates: Play Video