Execmail by Bill Gates on the UC Strategy Day

To show you Bill Gates is still on the job, here is the email he’s just sent me (and all of my collegues) :

A decade’s worth of software innovation has transformed the workplace and empowered information workers to do their jobs with greater speed, effectiveness and intelligence. But communicating with colleagues and sharing information is still far too complicated.

Today in San Francisco, Microsoft is hosting Unified Communications Strategy Day, a major event at which we will articulate our vision for a new generation of software innovations that will break down the barriers between the communications modes—email, voice, Web conferencing and more—that we use every day. Our vision is to make it easy for people to reach each other using the mode of communication that is the most productive, on the device that is most convenient. The impact on productivity, creativity and collaboration will be profound.

This morning, I am sending an email to customers that discusses unified communications and explores the role that these innovations will play in helping companies create people-ready businesses where employees can easily work together to make informed, timely decisions that quicken the pace of innovation and open the door to new opportunities.

I hope you will take a few minutes to learn more about our vision for unified communications. You can read the email at http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/execmail/.

You can also view a Webcast of Unified Communications Strategy Day at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66924.