Office Communicator 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 Beta

This article was originally posted on August 02, 2007.

These products will be interesting to me because of their integration with SharePoint technologies, for example: I can look up a document stored in a SharePoint document library, then interact with the author via e-mail, instant messaging, phone, LiveMeeting, right from within the portal. The example below shows the rudimentary capability around this right within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (without OCS installed).

This combination of traditional document-based collaboration with integrated communications will be very exciting for some people seeking richer collaboration.

I received 20 copies of the media (one DVD and one CD-ROM per kit) today, and encourage you to contact me if you’re trying to get your hands on it — I will send you a copy (with priority to existing KMA customers, of course).

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