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Cisco and Microsoft in Clash of the UC Titans

According to a new study by analyst firm Infonetics Research, Cisco and Microsoft are locked in a "battle of the titans" for the unified communications (UC) market, with both vendors currently favored by buyers as Unified Messaging and Communicator...

Microsoft's Tellme Cool BlackBerry voice search

Microsoft's Tellme launched an application for the BlackBerry that lets you speak commands into the BlackBerry phones to search for businesses, check movie times and make other queries. You simply download the program and then push on their phone's...

Microsoft Response Point Announces SIP Trunking Service Providers

In March Microsoft announced Microsoft Response Point Service Pack 1 (SP1), which adds SIP trunking support. Today, Microsoft is announcing that they have selected NGT and Cbeyond as recommended service providers for Response Point to offer SIP trunks. NGT...

Plantronics SupraPlus HW251N-USB Wideband Headset

Rich and I reviewed the Plantronics SupraPlus HW251N-USB Wideband headset, featuring wideband codec support for use in VoIP applications such as Skype and Microsoft Office Communicator. Rich actually got two pre-production models and was kind enough to give me...

VoIP & Communications Developers - We've heard you...

We at TMC have heard the cries from developers for a stronger development track at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo to focus on more technical development-related topics. As a developer myself with a background in computer engineering, I discussed with...

Microsoft Response Point SP1

Today, Microsoft released announced Microsoft Response Point Service Pack 1 (SP1), which adds SIP trunking support. Response Point Service Pack 1 (SP1), not to be confused with the recent release of Vista SP1, will be released this summer, available...

New Communicator Add-in for Outlook

Last night I received an email from Microsoft allowing Microsoft MVPs to play with a new Communicator Add-in for Outlook. It's pre-release so playing with this new software is "invitation only". I tried to download the new version so I...

Microsoft & Aspect Software Partner on Unified Communications

Today, the Microsoft Unified Communications Group announced a a multi-year strategic alliance with Aspect Software to help deliver unified communications to contact centers. Aspect Software is considered one of the leading players in the contact center space, so this is...

Yahoo Messenger for Vista Adds VoIP

If you recall in my December Yahoo Messenger for Vista post, this version which was pretty much completely rewritten didn't have VoIP yet -- unlike the XP version which does have VoIP capabilities. Well good news my friends! I learned...

Voice Mobility UCN Vmerge takes on Microsoft OCS

TMC President, Rich Tehrani today excitedly writes about Voice Mobility's UCN Vmerge a product that unites various communication technologies including voice, fax, and email. The kicker is they are leveraging several Google apps to develop their unified communications platform....

Microsoft mashup of SOA and UC (Unified Communications)

We all know the big splash Microsoft made in 2007 with the launch of OCS 2007; for instance, check out my review. OCS is the "core" of Microsoft's unified communications strategy for the enterprise. But as we know, the enterprise...

Netflix Streaming via Vista Media Center MyNetflix plugin

Yesterday, I discussed some cool (free) video utilities for converting & downloading video on your Microsoft Media Center PC to your Microsoft Zune. Today, I just learned about another cool video application called MyNetflix for Vista Media Center. The plug-in's...

DVRMSToolbox For Vista 1.2.1.1 Released

DVRMSToolbox For Vista 1.2.1.1 was just released. DVRMSToolbox is a very cool video converter utility for converting TV programs (in Microsoft DVR-MS format) on your Vista PC to .wmv for playback on the Zune video player. Even cooler it can...

FaceFon Video Phone on its way?

Mork over at Trademork informed me about LG Electronics filing a patent filing a patent for FaceFon. On January 29, 2008, electronics behemoth LG Electronics filed to protect the trademark FaceFon in relation to “telephones; videophones; cellular telephones; wireless local...

Yahoo Overture Keyword Selector Tool Outage

I can't seem to get to the Overture Keyword Selector Tool (http://inventory.overture.com/), a great site for researching keywords for SEO purposes. I was just on the site 10min ago and now it stopped. Surely, the Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo, which...

Microsoft assimilates Yahoo

According the various news reports, including TMC's Greg Galitzine who also reported on the possibility last May, Microsoft is going to "assimilate" Yahoo. For non-Star Trek fans, that means the big powerful Borg (Microsoft) is going to take over...

Asterisk-based FreePBX clones Microsoft Response Point's Easy Button

In November of 2007, I reviewed the Microsoft Response Point IP-PBX. One of the Response Point's main features is the "Easy button" that you can press and then speak commands to the RP system, such as "transfer to Tom Keating"...

Dell VoIP Products Analysis

I neglected to point out in my morning Dell Picks Fonality VoIP System post that I first discovered Dell got into the VoIP game with their late 2007 announcement that they would be offering Microsoft OCS 2007 pre-bundled on Dell...

Bye Bye Unlimited Flat-Rate Internet

Say buh bye to unlimited Internet access, or at least if Time Warner Cable has its way. In an effort to stop excessive bandwidth usage caused by "bandwidth hogs", mostly caused by P2P networks like Bittorent and video downloading, Time...

Google Ellipsis Bug

It's rare to see Google have a strange quirk or bug and even more rare for me to discover it. I was researching Microsoft ICS and was searching on Google for ics host when I noticed the first 2 results...

Sendio I.C.E. Box anti-spam appliance review

The Sendio I.C.E. (Intercept, Confirm or Eliminate) Box anti-spam appliance brings an assortment of weapons to do battle with the evil spammers of the world, including challenge-response (Sender Address Verification (SAV)), silverlisting, SPF, Domain Keys and Sender Policy Framework...

Microsoft OCS 2007 Training

I've written about the complexities of deploying OCS 2007 in the past. Because I wrote an extensive review of OCS 2007, I've had several of my readers ask if TMC provides OCS 2007 training and a couple of readers...

Microsoft Response Point Review

Microsoft Response Point, is Microsoft's foray into the SMB phone system space, offering companies of up to 50 employees to easily set up and maintain an IP-PBX with advanced functionality such as speech recognition dialing and voicemail-to-email - all at...

NET Acquires Quintum, VoIP Gateway Manufacturer

TMC's Greg Galitzine and Rich Tehrani wrote excellent articles (here & here) on NET (Network Equipment Technologies, Inc) acquiring Quintum, a maker of VoIP gateways. According to Greg's article, NET President and CEO Nicholas Keating, Jr. (no relation) remarked, “The...

Microsoft Wows Analysts with Monster Quarter

Microsoft just announed a monster quarter, pulling in $13.76 billion in revenue - a 27 percent jump over the same quarter last year. This is a a net income of $4.29 billion, making it "the fastest revenue growth of any...
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