Today we RTM (Released to Manufacturing) Office Communications Server 2007 and its relating technologies (listed below), it all starts today !
Over the last 12 months plus, I have been watching the development of Office Communications Server 2007 and relating technologies develop into a suite of products that we are ready to release to manufacturing. Being at Microsoft means you get to use the software as it starts to reach beta (if not before) and this means you get to see the product group try different things to see if they work. Here are a few things that come to mind
Outside of my own experiences, during the last year we have seen over 75,000 downloads of the beta software, worked with a number of organisations to deploy the technology in their own environments (with the help of our System Integrator partners) and started working with 12 PBX vendors to ensure support for approximately 90% of the PBXs out there in the world.
Today marks not only a major milestone for OCS 2007 but also the start of a year of events and excitement based around OCS including the launch day itself .... more to come on that later :-).
Today is the start of a new era of communications, can't wait to see where we are 12 months from now!
Hi Mark interesting information. Congrats to the UC-team @ MSFT. Great work! I'll also post some references: http://unified-communications.blogspot.com
The title says it all really - Office Communications Server 2007 released to manufacturing on Friday.
Thanks for the Roundtable demo yesterday. I shall be writing it up for my blog and the magazine. I think it will be a big success. Good luck to you and the rest of the MS OCS team. As you say, the next 12 months should be very interesting.