Microsoft Readies VoIP for Office

Microsoft is acquiring a Swiss software company that specializes in voice-over-IP applications with a view to adding such a function to its Office products, the company has acknowledged.

The world’s largest software maker will acquire, a Zurich-based company, for an undisclosed amount, a Microsoft representative said Thursday. The technology Microsoft gains as a result of the deal will help it add VoIP to the Office Live platform, which already supports real-time communications via channels such as instant messaging.

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