Top Coverage Highlights from VoiceCon San Francisco 2008


November 21, 2008

BlackBerry and RIM becomes a Major Force in Mobile UC
By Michael Finneran | UC Strategies
Research In Motion (the BlackBerry people) has become a major force in mobile UC. Their product line-up is due to get a big boost tomorrow with the introduction of the touch screen Storm device by Verizon. The Storm wasn't on display in RIM's booth at the fall VoiceCon conference in San Francisco last week, but a number of their executives were showing off their own Storms and a number of us got our first hands-on experience with it.


November 20, 2008

Unified communications and the economic slowdown
By Michael Osterman | Network World
Attending VoiceCon in San Francisco was interesting on a number of levels because it shed some light on the near- and long future of unified communications. At a high level, if attendance at a trade show is any indication of interest in the future of a technology, then the greater attendance at this year’s VoiceCon compared to last year’s is a positive sign for unified communications.


November 19, 2008

Reducing telco costs with unified communications
By Steve Taylor and Larry Hettick | Network World
As VoiceCon 2008 wrapped up last week in San Francisco, the usual announcements about new products, more interoperability demonstrations, and end-user case studies were standard fare. But another theme emerged about how unified communications deployments are being affected by current economic conditions as several company executives shared their views. The bottom line: Unified communications can be used to reduce telco costs and improve employee productivity - and proving these in a business case are especially critical in uncertain economic times.


November 19, 2008

Unified Communications (UC) and its Role in the Contact Center
By Monique Bozeman | FierceVoIP
What I do love about these jello-like monikers/acronyms - think CTI, CRM, VOIP, UC - and market focus shifts around voice and data, is that the contact center is never far away, given its dominant position as the core interaction touch point with customers. Thus the apt question in an industry panel discussion of representatives from Avaya, Nortel, Genesys, Siemens and Cisco at VoiceCon San Francisco 2008: What role will unified communications tools, systems, architectures play in the contact center?


November 18, 2008

Progress In Interoperability
By Eric Krapf | InformationWeek
At VoiceCon San Francisco last week, I had a chance to speak with Jim Burton about his role as intermediary in the talks betweenMicrosoft and IBM on presence federation. Thinking about that conversation now, I kind of wonder if maybe Jim shouldn't put in his name for Secretary of State in the new administration. Sounds like the negotiations were as complex and delicate as a lot of international diplomacy.


November 17, 2008

Answering More Unified Communications Questions from VoiceCon
By Blair Pleasant | UC Strategies
I presented my semi-annual UC market overview at VoiceCon San Francisco last week, and the audience had some great questions. There were a few questions about professional services as it relates to UC, including who are the key UC professional services providers, and how much does professional services add on to the cost of a UC implementation.


November 17, 2008

IBM and Microsoft demonstrate 'interdomain federation'
By Steve Taylor and Larry Hettick | Network World
VoiceCon San Francisco wrapped up last week with more news on the unified communications front. Perhaps the most noteworthy item came from IBM and Microsoft following up on a commitment, made in Orlando in March 2008, to improve interoperability. The companies announced they have now demonstrated "interdomain federation" between Microsoft OCS and IBM Sametime and that the feature will be available in products within the next few months.


November 15, 2008

Snom 820, new VoIP phone
By Newsman | Games, Gadgets, and the Blog
As one of the few phone vendors that just makes phones, Berlin-based Snom technology AG is gaining an expanding foothold in the North American market for SIP-based IP endpoints. Yesterday, at the VoiceCon conference in San Francisco, the company announced—and showed off—the snom 820, first in a new line of phones that feature high-resolution color displays and other ground-breaking features.


November 15, 2008

VoiceCon Event Pushes Promise of UC
XchangeUnified communications and (surprise! surprise!) the economy were key themes at the VoiceCon event in San Francisco earlier this week. And keynoters at the event suggested that businesses can leverage UC to lower their costs and elevate worker productivity.


November 14, 2008

A Day at VoiceCon
By Dave Michels | Pindropsoup Blog
Made a day trip to San Francisco for a few tasks including VoiceCon. Not used to the big city crowds. Fortunately VoiceCon offered a break from city life with wide open spaces. A few observations. Completely surprised how many booths were dealing with security and management of VoIP. I'm unsure if I am missing a business opportunity or there really is one.


November 14, 2008

VoiceCon Review: IT, Communications Can Help Weather Economic Storm
By Marin Perez | InformationWeek
It's nearly impossible to escape the looming specter of the global economic slowdown, and the consensus among vendors, analysts, and many enterprises at this past week's VoiceCon in San Francisco was that communications technology is going to be critical to survive the expected recession.


November 14, 2008

Message to VoiceCon: UC can help you through hard times
By Tim Greene | ComputerWorld
Vendors at VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 pushed a message that unified communications can cut operational costs and help businesses get more out of the people they have.


November 14, 2008

Efficiency Key to Avaya's Success, Giancarlo Says
By Stephen Lawson | PC World
Charles Giancarlo spent more than a decade at Cisco Systems and was widely considered a likely heir to Chairman and CEO John Chambers before he left last year for investment company Silver Lake Partners. Then Silver Lake orchestrated a private-equity buyout of Cisco rival Avaya, and Giancarlo stepped in as interim president and CEO. In January, former JDS Uniphase chief Kevin Kennedy will take over day-to-day operations as president and CEO, and Giancarlo will become chairman. Stephen Lawson of the IDG News Service spoke with Giancarlo on Tuesday after he delivered the opening keynote at VoiceCon in San Francisco.


November 14, 2008

Unified comms prompting IT re-orgs
By Shamus McGillicuddy | SearchVoIP
Unified communications (UC) is forcing enterprises to rethink the structure and management of IT organizations.


November 13, 2008

AudioCodes Rolls Out HD VoIP Enabled IP Phone Product Line
By n/a | Trading Markets
AudioCodes demonstrated the HD VoIP at this week's VoiceCon event in San Francisco.


November 13, 2008

IBM exec: Bad economy could be good for UC
By Tim Greene | PC World
The economy is driving business changes that unified communications can help address -- which means that end users might finally start using the collaboration tools that have been deployed in corporate networks for years, an IBM executive told VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 attendees Wednesday.


November 13, 2008

GMail Gets Voice and Video, Iotum Upgrades Calliflower Conferencing
By Robert Poe | VoIP News
Snom Technology AG introduced its new 820 model business IP telephone to the U.S. at the VoiceCon San Francisco show this week.


November 13, 2008

Unified communications forces IT departments to reorganize
By Shamus McGillicuddy | SearchUnifiedCommunications.com
At VoiceCon San Francisco this week, there was considerably less unified communications hype than at previous conventions and more earnest discussions about tackling these management challenges.


November 13, 2008

Evangelyze Communications Announces SmartVoIP
By Tony Bradley | IT Knowledge Exchange
Now there is a simple, cost-effective solution. At VoiceCon 2008 in San Francisco this week, Evangelyze Communications unveiled their new offering- SmartVoIP. Joe Schurman, Founder and CEO of Evangelyze Communications, introduced the solution which integrates Microsoft’s Response Point communications system for small and medium businesses with the more robust Office Communications Server and enterprise class unified communications.


November 13, 2008

Microsoft, IBM Announce Inter-Domain Presence Federation
By Eric Krapf | No Jitter
Well, they got it done--pretty much. At VoiceCon Orlando, Eric Swift of Microsoft and Pat Galvin of IBM shook hands and promised to deliver federation between Office Communications Server (OCS) and Sametime. This morning, at VoiceCon San Francisco, the pair returned to the VoiceCon stage and announced that the job was done.


November 13, 2008

Microsoft and IBM Announce Sametime and Microsoft OCS integration
By Tom Keating | TMC Net
Well, it just hit the newswires. At Voicecon, IBM and Microsoft announced that IBM Sametime and OCS will offer Interdomain Federation in Q4 of 2008, using SIP/SIMPLE.


November 13, 2008

Message to VoiceCon: UC can help you through hard times
By Tim Greene | NetworkWorld
Vendors at VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 pushed a message that unified communications can cut operational costs and help businesses get more out of the people they have. Both Microsoft and IBM executives highlighted cost savings and productivity enhancement during their keynotes with demonstrations of their UC products. Separately, Avaya announced 0% financing for its UC gear to enable customers "to address their business communications needs while conserving capital during these difficult times."


November 12, 2008

BroadDev Breaking: Rumors About A Microsoft Deal With IBM Are True - VoiceCon Unified Communications Keynote From Microsoft
By John Furrier | Broadband Developments
Betsy Frost Webb, General Mgr of the Microsoft Unified Communications group, is giving the keynote here at VoiceCon San Francisco 2008. I am interested in the presentation from Microsoft because there are rumors floating around this morning that later in the week Microsoft will do a “GodFather” deal with IBM to team up on a joint Unified Communications solution. This would be a direct move against Cisco. I’ve also heard rumors that I’ve posted here that Cisco has been in conflict with IBM over their recent moves into the compute sector.


November 12, 2008

VoiceCon: Key Implementers Cite Hurdles To Unifying Communications
By Charles Babcock | InformationWeek
Bringing unified communications to the enterprise, where the separation of telephony and digital processing is replaced with voice over IP and other jointly managed technologies, has several advantages. But it also pushes together groups that haven't worked together in the past and may not really want to do so now. IT representatives of a southern Indiana hospital, Travelers, and Global Crossing addressed some of those issues as they spoke at VoiceCon on Tuesday in San Francisco. Their session was titled, "Building The New IT Organization: Taking On Converged Networks."


November 12, 2008

Voicecon Keynote Bruce Morse From IBM - Not Unified Communications But Unified User Experience
By John Furrier | Broadband Developments
Bruce Morse is giving the keynote at VoiceCon San Francisco. He started with a video about how IBM can do Unified Communications without ripping and replacing all the existing products. I blogged yesterday about the number 1 hallway conversation which is a pending announcement tomorrow with a deal with Microsoft.


November 12, 2008

ShorTel's Converged Conferencing integrates conferencing with instant messaging
By Steve Taylor & Larry Hettick | Network World
Continuing our highlights of pre-announcements at VoiceCon San Francisco 2008, today we'll check in with product announcements from ShoreTel, Marshall Electronics' MXL Technology Division, Polycom, Vixxi Solutions, and VoIPshield Systems. ShoreTel will showcase “Converged Conferencing” featuring integrated conferencing and instant messaging. Converged Conferencing 7.1 is designed to improve collaboration and lower costs with Web collaboration tools “in a user-friendly, simple to manage package,” according to the company.


November 12, 2008

Motorola offers new Voice over Wireless LAN smartphones
By Shamus McGillicuddy | SearchMobileComputing.com
Motorola Inc. launched the first phase of its end-to-end enterprise mobile computing product line, Total Enterprise Access Mobility (TEAM), at VoiceCon this week.


November 12, 2008

VoiceCon: Avaya Converts Voicemails To Text With SpinVox
By Nicholas Hoover | InformationWeek
Avaya has partnered with communications app development company Mutare Software and speech technology company SpinVox to translate voicemails into text, the company announced this week at VoiceCon.


November 12, 2008

Microsoft touts economic upside of unified communications
By Tim Greene | Network World
Microsoft is pushing unified communications as a way to save money and increase revenues in hard economic times, according to a keynote at VoiceCon San Francisco 2008.


November 12, 2008

VoiceCon: IT Will Revolutionize Health Care
By Marin Perez | InformationWeek
During a keynote session at VoiceCon Wednesday, Fasano said that health care is costing $2.4 trillion and it's becoming more bloated every day. One of the main reasons for the rapidly escalating costs is many aspects of health care - research, pharmacies, hospitals -- operate in silos.


November 12, 2008

IBM exec says bad economy could be good for unified communcations
By Tim Greene | NetworkWorld
The economy is driving business changes that unified communications can help address -- which means that end users might finally start using the collaboration tools that have been deployed in corporate networks for years, an IBM executive told VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 attendees Wednesday.


November 12, 2008

Avaya Converts Voicemails to Text with Spinvox
By J. Nicholas Hoover | InformationWeek
Avaya (NYSE: AV) has partnered with communications app development company Mutare Software and speech technology company SpinVox to translate voicemails into text, the company announced this week at VoiceCon. The software, Avaya Voice to Text, works with Avaya's Modular Messaging unified messaging system to push transcribed voicemails out to employees as e-mails with optional audio file attachments.


November 12, 2008

snom Launches New Phone Platform
By Ted Stevenson | Enterprise VoIP Planet
Yesterday, at the VoiceCon conference in San Francisco, the company announced—and showed off—the snom 820, first in a new line of phones that feature high resolution color displays and other ground-breaking features.


November 12, 2008

New snom Model Supports Wi-Fi, Power Over Ethernet
By n/a | TelcomWeb
snom technology AG has added the snom 820 business VoIP phone, aimed at the North American enterprise and SMB markets, to its product portfolio. Exhibiting this week at the VoiceCon show in San Francisco, the company says the snom 820 SIP-based business phone “sets a new standard for design."


November 12, 2008

Interview with Fred Knight: The Man Behind VoiceCon
By Alex Lewis | Network World
I had a great opportunity to sit down with Fred Knight at VoiceCon San Francisco this week. In case you don't know Fred, he's the man behind VoiceCon and publisher of NoJitter. Here's what he had to say about VoiceCon San Francisco this year.


November 11, 2008

Microsoft Users Highlight VoiceCon
By Eric Krapf | InformationWeek
Microsoft's entry to the communications market has changed the way enterprise decision-makers look at their choices for the future, so it made sense that the software giant brought a couple of customers along with its own keynoter on the first conference day of VoiceCon San Francisco 2008, for a discussion of how the enterprise should organize and prioritize for the changes that Unified Communications will bring.


November 11, 2008

SecureLogix CTO Mark Collier to Lead VoIP Security Panel Discussion at Fall VoiceCon
VoIP MonitorSecureLogix's CTO and VP of Engineering Mark Collier will moderate a panel discussion of the current state of VoIP security risks at the VoiceCon San Francisco conference and exhibition. The conference is being held Nov. 10–13 at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco. Collier is a telephony security expert and co-author of the book Hacking Exposed: VoIP. He is also the author of the widely read VoIP Security Blog.


November 11, 2008

Unified communications products abound
By Matt Hamblen | Computer World
Network convergence, as in unified communications across applications and between wired and wireless modes, again is a big theme at VoiceCon, in San Francisco this week.


November 11, 2008

VoiceCon: End Users Are Key To Enterprise Communications, Avaya Says
By Marin Perez | InformationWeek
During a keynote speech at VoiceCon in San Francisco, Giancarlo stressed that communications companies still need to deliver the network reliability and business-centric capabilities that have been their foundation. But future success lies in making sure individual employees have access to the tools and applications that can make them more productive and happy.


November 11, 2008

Avaya lets enterprise workers combine voicemail, e-mail messages
By InfoWorld | AboutICT
The telephony infrastructure vendor is offering a system that can convert spoken voicemail messages into text, use that text in a message in any e-mail system, and optionally send the voicemail itself as an attached audio file. The product was introduced Monday at the VoiceCon trade show in San Francisco.


November 11, 2008

NetQos unveils Unified Communications Monitor 2.0
By Dave Bailey | VNUNET.com
Network performance vendor NetQoS has launched a unified communications (UC) monitor add-in, which gives application response times and network traffic analysis statistics and adds support for Microsoft Office Communications Server and Cisco IP telephony deployments. Announced at the VoiceCon enterprise communications forum in San Francisco, UC Monitor 2.0 integrates with the firm's Performance Center to provide better monitoring of Microsoft and Cisco environments, according to NetQoS.


November 11, 2008

Live from VoiceCon: A Showfloor Preview
By n/a | Telecom Web
Yesterday in San Francisco, exhibitors continued to build their booths prior to today’s formal opening of the VoiceCon 2008 exhibit hall, but a few managed to leak some details of what will be on display and/or talked up during the next few days.


November 11, 2008

Microsoft Users Highlight VoiceCon
By Eric Krapf | Information Week
Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s entry to the communications market has changed the way enterprise decision-makers look at their choices for the future, so it made sense that the software giant brought a couple of customers along with its own keynoter on the first conference day of VoiceCon San Francisco 2008, for a discussion of how the enterprise should organize and prioritize for the changes that Unified Communications will bring.


November 11, 2008

VoiceCon Keynotes: Round One to Microsoft
By Sheila McGee-Smith | No Jitter
Demos can be deadly, and the selection of an audio conference would seem to be a tough one to make exciting. But in the 5-7 minutes, Eric Swift did manage to get a couple of oohs and ahs from the audience. I particularly liked the way OCS 2007 R2 can authenticate users against the corporate Active Directory before allowing them conference access. It's a nice way of tying together Microsoft’s core products with their foray into UC. Interesting note: unlike earlier Microsoft presentations at VoiceCon, the importance of partners was not highlighted. No mention of Nortel or Aspect or anyone else by name.


November 11, 2008

Avaya chief eyes opportunity in downturn
By Stephen Lawson | Network World
"While the next several years are going to be very difficult for everyone, including high tech, I've been through nuclear winter -- it was 2000 and 2001 -- and I don't believe that this will be quite as difficult a time for high tech as that was," Giancarlo said in a keynote address at the VoiceCon trade show in San Francisco.


November 11, 2008

UC Conference Answers the Call
Federal News RadioComputerWorld reports the deal will also give easier access to co-worker's extensions, and could possibly give users one phone number and one voice mail on both cell phones and desk phones. No details on the cost of the service were provided. The conference, called VoiceCon, focused on enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications.


November 11, 2008

VoiceCon: End Users Are Key To Enterprise Communications, Avaya Says
By Marin Perez | InformationWeek
During a keynote speech at VoiceCon in San Francisco, Giancarlo stressed that communications companies still need to deliver the network reliability and business-centric capabilities that have been their foundation. But future success lies in making sure individual employees have access to the tools and applications that can make them more productive and happy.


November 11, 2008

VoiceCon: Microsoft Expands On Its Communications Efforts
By Marin Perez | InformationWeek
But during a keynote conference at VoiceCon on Tuesday, a Microsoft executive said the company has proven the transformative power of software in communications, and this is leading to many companies already bypassing a generation of PBX hardware.


November 11, 2008

Avaya Chief Eyes Opportunity in Downturn
By Stephen Lawson | PC World
Not all communications vendors will survive the current economic downturn, but it's not the worst the business has seen this decade, Avaya President and CEO Charles Giancarlo said Tuesday. "While the next several years are going to be very difficult for everyone, including high tech, I've been through nuclear winter -- it was 2000 and 2001 -- and I don't believe that this will be quite as difficult a time for high tech as that was," Giancarlo said in a keynote address at the VoiceCon trade show in San Francisco. He was a longtime executive at Cisco Systems until taking over Avaya earlier this year.


November 11, 2008

Highlights from Voicecon
Network Performance DailyMicrosoft OCS r2 seems to be on everyone’s mind these days, and No Jitter’s Sheila McGee-Smith was impressed by Microsoft’s keynote at VoiceCon. There was even a good demo, which can often be a yawn at a keynote. Information Week’s Eric Krapf offers a little more depth on some of the enterprise users that testified about OCS.


November 11, 2008

Avaya chief eyes opportunity in downturn
By Stephen Lawson | Network World
"While the next several years are going to be very difficult for everyone, including high tech, I've been through nuclear winter -- it was 2000 and 2001 -- and I don't believe that this will be quite as difficult a time for high tech as that was," Giancarlo said in a keynote address at the VoiceCon trade show in San Francisco.


November 10, 2008

Avaya Aims to Shore Up Efficiencies With New Communication Tools
By Erika Morphy | CRM News
Avaya (NYSE: AV) is targeting unmet pockets of user demand in the telecom industry with the release of three new offerings this week. Kevin Kennedy, who will be taking over as CEO in January, is appearing at VoiceCon on Monday to unveil the new products: a contact center product focused on outbound messaging and self-service , a speech-to-text application, and a unified communications package that bundles licenses of various products.


November 10, 2008

VoIP, UC network planning and management the focus at VoiceCon 2008
By Steve Taylor & Larry Hettick | Network World
VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 opens this week with a flurry of product announcements and demonstrations, so in this week's newsletters we'd like to highlight a few news items that were released in advance of the show. Today, we'll focus on tools designed to improve VoIP and unified communications network planning and management from Mindsharp, NetIQ, NetQoS, and Psytechnics.


November 10, 2008

Greetings from VoiceCon San Francisco 2008!
By Denny Michael | AVST Blog
Yesterday I arrived in San Francisco to get our new exhibit booth ready for AVST’s participation in VoiceCon® San Francisco 2008. Joining me at the show are AVST executives, Hardy Myers and Mike Berlin, in addition to members of our marketing, sales and engineering teams. AVST has been actively participating in this annual event for at least the past 4 years. And it is an important event to us (and the AVST Community) because it focuses on the issues central to enterprise voice networks and the migration to IP telephony and convergence. As the VP of Marketing for AVST, I also know that an event of this quality and caliber also provides a unique opportunity to bring decision makers together with the industry’s pioneering end users, vendors and consultants


November 10, 2008

Look, Up in the Sky!
By Greg Galitzine | Greg Galitzine's VoIP Authority Blog
I'm heading to out to VoiceCon, where I've lined up a bunch of meetings over the course of the week. I'll try to post stories of what I see at the show as fast as I can, but plans call for meeting with as many companies as possible, so there's scarce downtime during the event for blog posts.


November 10, 2008

Unified communications products abound at VoiceCon
By Matt Hamblen | Computerworld
Network convergence, as in unified communications across applications and between wired and wireless modes, again is a big theme at VoiceCon, in San Francisco this week.


November 10, 2008

Unified communications products abound at VoiceCon
By Matt Hamblen | ComputerWorld
Network convergence, as in unified communications across applications and between wired and wireless modes, again is a big theme at VoiceCon, in San Francisco this week. Announcements today, and others expected later this week, concentrated on tying voice mail, call forwarding and other features of business desk phones with cell phones. The innovations move a step further than those announced by vendors at VoiceCon's March conference.


November 9, 2008

VoiceCon San Francisco 2008
By Terry Slattery | NetCordia Connection
I'm speaking at VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 on the topic of Troubleshooting in Converged Networks. That's a fancy title to say that I'll be talking about VoIP troubleshooting. There are three excellent speakers this time around: Steve Guthrie of CA, Mike Hollier of Psytechnics, and me. The moderator is David Yedwab of Market Strategy and Analytics Partners.


November 9, 2008

Bay Area Biz
By n/a | San Francisco Chronicle
United Business Media, VoiceCon Fall, Monday through Thursday, Moscone Center North.


November 8, 2008

Contact Center Agents Using Presence? 66,000 Strong at Convergys
By Sheila McGee-Smith | No Jitter
Before sailing (figuratively) off to San Francisco for VoiceCon, and its promise of more unified communications sessions, demos and related keynotes than you can shake a stick at, I want to report on a couple of interesting solutions I learned about at last week’s Convergys Analyst Day in Cincinnati. They may not call it UC, and none of the likely suspects may be involved (Avaya, Nortel, Cisco, Siemens, Microsoft, etc.), but Convergys has one heck of a lot of agents using instant messaging and speech-to-text applications every day.


November 7, 2008

Talk it up at VoiceCon SF
By ShoreTel | ShoreTel Blog
VoiceCon is a showcase for the unified communications industry, and an important opportunity for ShoreTel to highlight our latest innovations and participate in thought-provoking, insightful, and educational expert discussions. We're proud to be a platinum sponsor of VoiceCon San Francisco 2008 next week, and looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with attendees from around the world, right here in our backyard.


November 7, 2008

Voicecon decides to add some value to the conference season
By TechFever.net | TechFever
If you haven’t had enough of forums and conferences this week, then there’s some good news for you. This fall VoiceCon is focused on the hard dollar and payback realities of building and managing enterprise communications platforms and will be held from November 10-13 at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco.


November 7, 2008

Mitel's News - Managing in Tough Times
By Jon Arnold | Jon Arnold's Blog
In a sign of the times, Mitel held an analyst roundup call this afternoon to update us on some important and timely developments. It was organized on short notice - today - and I guess they felt it necessary to get some clarity out there in advance of VoiceCon next week.


November 6, 2008

DiVitas Lets Analysts Test-Drive Mobile UC Solution
By Michelle Robart | TMCNet
For more reports from analysts test driving DiVitas, check out the company’s blog. DiVitas will be demonstrating its Mobile UC software at VoiceCon next week in San Francisco, at booth #226.


November 3, 2008

Coming up next week: VoiceCon
By Ken Camp | Realtime: Unified Communications
We hadn't planned on attending VoiceCon due to scheduling. It's one of the best events during the course of any year, so making it to town unexpectedly is a real treat and a chance to catch up with another set of industry movers and shakers.


October 31, 2008

VoiceCon is almost here
By Sean Olson | Technet Blogs
In two weeks, VoiceCon San Francisco will kick off. After our announcement of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 at the VoiceCon event in Amsterdam, I'm expecting quite a bit of excitement and questions about our upcoming release. Microsoft will have a strong presence at the event as always and I myself will have a chance to attend and be part of a panel discussion around "Leveraging VoIP Investments for Unified Communications".


October 30, 2008

UC to Take Center Stage at VoiceCon San Francisco
By Marty Parker | No Jitter
OK, I'm biased and involved, but you should know that Unified Communications will be front and center at VoiceCon San Francisco 2008, Nov 10-13. The coverage and content are broader and deeper than ever. There's still time to sign up, so even if you have to use your frequent flyer miles, I recommend that you come to San Francisco. The timing for this focus on UC couldn't be better. As covered in recent issues of UC eWeekly, UC tools are tailor-made for helping you do more with less, to collaborate more quickly and reduce expenses. It sounds ironic to recommend traveling to VoiceCon to learn how to reduce your overall travel budget, but it works!


October 21, 2008

SIP Forum: Championing Interoperability and moving beyond SIP Trunking
By Marc Robbins | FierceVoIP
To help jump-start this work, the SIP Forum will be hosting a FoIP Interoperability workshop in San Francisco during the upcoming VoiceCon show in November.


October 7, 2008

Unified Communications Is Great—as Are the Deployment Challenges
By Carl Weinschenk | IT BusinessEdge
That difficulty is amply demonstrated in this No Jitter piece that looks at the corporate teams involved in the rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server at Travelers Insurance. The blog, a promotion for VoiceCon San Francisco next month, makes the assumption that, in this context, OCS is the same as UC in general.


September 4, 2008

TechShow Data: VoiceCon San Francisco
By n/a | TechShow Wire
The VoiceCon conference is recognized as the leading event for enterprise decision-makers who need to evaluate their options for migrating to IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications.


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