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Microsoft releases software-powered videoconferencing apps

Microsoft Corp. announced today at VoiceCon Spring 2008 in Orlando, Fla. availability of its conferencing products...


March 17, 2008  


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Microsoft Corp. announced today at VoiceCon Spring 2008 in Orlando, Fla. availability of its conferencing products and customer and partner adoption of its unified communications platform.

It also said that Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 now work with conferencing systems from Polycom and Tandberg, which constitute more than 60% of worldwide existing business conferencing systems.

In addition,an estimated 350 companies have deployed Microsoft RoundTable, the 360-degree videoconferencing phone, and 55 resellers have taken it into 17 countries in the last six months.

“Office Communications Server and RoundTable allow us to improve collaboration and communication while traveling less; we know that has a positive impact on the planet, and that’s important to us,” said Robert Fort, vice president of information technology and CIO at Virgin Entertainment Group.