Avaya Eases Microsoft Collaboration for Unified Communications Portfolio

Good to see this kind of alignment and tight integration between core IP telephony vendors / solutions and the Microsoft platform. Lot’s of organisations have expressed exactly this kind of integration to be the right direction for their communication needs.

Avaya has reportedly added new applications to its Unified Communications portfolio to ease collaboration for Microsoft (NewsAlert) users. Avaya Unified Communications Solutions for Microsoft now bundles Avaya’s telephony, conferencing and messaging applications with Microsoft Office Communicator, Microsoft Exchange, Office Outlook, Office Sharepoint, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Live Meeting applications and Windows Mobile 5.0.

Users will now be able to benefit from this new bundle from the desktop or on a mobile device. The new systems join a set of Avaya (NewsAlert) Unified Communications offerings that allow users to access, interact and manage e-mail and voicemail, tasks and calendar, and call and conference—all through speech commands.

“Avaya Unified Communications Solutions for Microsoft provide users with a flexible, seamless interface to powerful telephony, messaging or conferencing capabilities from desktop applications,” commented Eileen Rudden, vice president and general manager for the Unified Communications division at Avaya. “These solutions are geared to fit user needs and preferences while enabling IT to securely and sensibly support the diversity of communications requirements that can maximize productivity across the entire organization.” …

Source : TMCnet.com