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OCS Release 2 latest news

October 02, 2008 By: Yann Espanet Category: Office Communication Server

OCS Release 2

The expected OCS Release 2 (R2), will have a new conferencing service and new business-focused communication services for mobile phones (codenamed “Rouge”).

Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Unified Communications Group said:

“(W)e’re exploring ways to infuse unified communications into new business applications, workflow technologies and content management.

“In addition, customers should look for more focus on mobility, spanning mobile messaging and mobile telephony. They should also expect to see more comprehensive conferencing solutions than before and the ability to extend OCS telephony beyond remote and mobile workers. “

OCS is Microsoft’s all-in-one enterprise instant-messaging/VOIP/audio-video conferencing server. Microsoft has been testing privately the next version of its OCS product, known as OCS 2007 R2, for the past several months. The R2 release is expected to include new telephony and routing support; SIP over UDP; and easier Asterisk phone integration, among other new features.

Microsoft will provide “more details” on the release at the VoiceCon Amsterdam conference in mid-October.

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