OCS 2007 RTMs

The title says it all really – Office Communications Server 2007 released to manufacturing on Friday. Mark posted about it then, so I guess it’s official (though there’s not much hoo-haa yet on Microsoft.com).

It’s getting pretty exciting with the use of desktop video (even though it’s nothing new: we’ve had it since Netmeeting in Windows 95 in one shape or another) starting to take off. Gartner Group’s “Hype Cycle” for Comms & Collaboration from last year put Desktop Video firmly on the way into the “Trough of Disillusionment”. I wonder if pervasive camera deployments and using software enabled VoIP through OCS, will lift Desktop Video back onto the Slope of Enlightenment?

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