Bill Gates announced today Microsoft's new initiative: UC -Unified Communications.
The MS UC serevr is intended to replace your office's PBX and serve as a focal point of phone and video communications.
According to Gates, this server is a "magic of software". Apparently he's forgetting his competition: Cisco, Alcatel, etc., whose servers have been used for years now. Not to mention open source solutions like Asterisk.
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