Is OCS 2010 being poised to eliminate the PBX?

March 17, 2009

in Microsoft, OCS

Well, if you believe all that you read from Microsoft, it may appear that way. Seems Microsoft let the cat out of the bag and Tom Keating from TMCnet was there to find that cat, hidden away in the “UC Analysis Report for Sample.doc, Section 5.5: OCS On-premise Deployment” of the Microsoft Unified Communications Business Value Tool on the Microsoft Partner website. It reads as follows:

You will deploy Office Communications Server 2010, which expands on the communications capabilities delivered in OCS 2007 R2. This release is designed to remove the need for PBX equipment within your organization and replace it with an integrated communications system that dramatically reduces management costs and gives end users innovative tools to communicate and collaborate across geographic boundaries from their office, home or on the road.

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