has been an important feature of PBXes for years. In Microsoft Office
Communicator R2, we have continued to invest in the integration with
Exchange Unified Messaging (EUM) to make it easy for you to access your
Voicemails and manage your Voicemail answering options.
In this blog post I will be discussing three new Voicemail features in R2:
Voicemail Change Greetings Support: You
can now change your Exchange personal greeting or access your
voicemails by one click in R2 and then a quick selection in the
Voicemail IVR menu. No need to remember your PIN or access codes! This
will be found useful by many information workers who have to change
their Voicemail daily due to unique nature of their jobs.
Improved detection of read Voicemails:
In R2, when you click on the new Voicemail notification to view the
item in Outlook, we immediately remove the new-voicemail notification
across all of your Microsoft Office Communicator R2 endpoints for
consistency. Due to this there are no stale Voicemail indicators and you will know when a new voicemail comes in.
Saving the best for the last. Of all the new R2 voicemail features, my
favorite is leaving a voice memo for any contact in your organization.
It lets you send a Voicemail with subject and importance without even
ringing the recipient. The recipient gets notified of the Voicemail in
their favorite email client with that subject and importance. How cool
So to summarize, we have continued to invest in new Voicemail features for our latest Microsoft Office Communicator R2 release. In this blog post, I shared three new Voicemail features as part of that investment.
to reiterate, R2 like the previous version continues with showing the
new Voicemail notification in the Windows system tray.
You can then choose to open the Voicemail in Microsoft Outlook by clicking in the Voicemail notification in the R2 main window.
interested to get your feedback about the new R2 Voicemail features. Let
us also know how you use Voicemail and how can we make it better for
Published Monday, April 06, 2009 12:30 PM