Detailed overview of how Microsoft IT deployed and manages Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 to provide its employees with a real-time communications and instant messaging solution.
Detailed discussion of how Microsoft deployed Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to create an integrated enterprise-wide portal and team collaboration solution.
Some security threats, including those aimed at IP telephony and mobile devices,�are overblown,Â�twoÂ�Gartner analysts say,Â�and they caution that misplaced security concerns may distract from fighting real problems.
Lawrence Orans, principal analyst at Gartner, and John Pescatore, vice president and Gartner fellow, sayÂ�that while attacks on IP telephony and mobile devices may come eventually, current warnings about security problems are ahead of actual attacks.
Voice is no more insecure than e-mail, Orans said.Â�"Securing IP telephony is very similar to securing a data-only network," Orans said during a presentation this week at the Gartner IT Security Summit in Washington, D.C. "The fact that you could capture packets with e-mail isn’t being covered in the trade publications." ….
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Workshare, a provider of document integrity solutions, has introduced integration between Workshare Professional 4.0 and Microsoft’s SharePoint Products and Technologies, providing single master tracking and enabling the secure sharing of documents inside and outside of the perimeter….
PUBLISHED May 2004: Discussion of how Microsoft IT created the Employee Productivity Education program to communicate to Microsoft employees the best use of products and technologies.
Microsoft TechNet: IBM Lotus Notes or Novell GroupWise Migration and Coexistence: Frequently Asked Questions: “Puzzled about how to migrate from other messaging solutions to Exchange Server? Got questions about how to get your diverse messaging environments to interoperate? The frequently asked questions (FAQs) on this page can help.”
Computerworld | Nortel readies Outlook multimedia plug-in: "Nortel Networks reached out to enterprises with multimedia communications software on Monday, announcing a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook to let companies integrate voice and other forms of communication with the widely used e-mail client.
The plug-in, called the Multimedia Office Client, is designed to let employees use voice, video and text messaging through Outlook. It will even work with existing analog voice switches in enterprises or analog Centrex systems provided by carriers, said Chris Pallen, senior manager of voice and multimedia services at Nortel. Multimedia Office Client will be offered in parallel with the current Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) client, which is a Windows application with a Nortel user interface.
Nortel is introducing and demonstrating the software at the Supercomm trade show in Chicago, where Microsoft loomed large. The Redmond, Washington, software company announced alliances Monday with AT&T, Sylantro Systems and Amdocs that also were focused on VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) and other communications capabilities.
The Multimedia Office Client works with Nortel’s MCS 5100 and 5200 platforms, which are used in enterprise and carrier networks, respectively, for providing IP multimedia communications. Those servers use SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) for the translation between existing analog voice switches and IP communications applications, Pallen said. "
"Embracing new collaboration tools will be the key competitive advantage for businesses through 2009. Those that falter will fall behind, says an industry expert.
According to Kathy Harris, group vice-president and specialist in applications manager analysis at technology research firm Gartner, knowledge workers are picking up new technologies on their own faster than enterprises can begin to understand them.
Employees have been using a lot of technologies such as instant messaging and blogs in their jobs, but businesses are only just starting to invest in these technologies to drive up productivity, she said."
Computerworld | Microsoft set to ship real-time collaboration client: "Microsoft on Wednesday said it has completed development of its next generation instant messaging and real-time collaboration client, Office Communicator 2005, and plans to ship the software before the end of June. Office Communicator 2005 is a major overhaul of the client software for Microsoft’s real-time platform. Microsoft said Office Communicator has been released to manufacturing, which means CDs are being pressed and it should be generally available shortly. "