Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The New York Times > Technology > New Microsoft Products Aim to Take Ground From Phones

The New York Times > Technology > New Microsoft Products Aim to Take Ground From Phones: "Microsoft introduced three software products on Tuesday that are intended to blur the lines between traditional phones and computer networks within corporations.
The company is searching for ways to bring new life to the increasingly mature market for its Office programs. It has set its sights on what it calls real-time collaboration software as its next big area of growth.
Bill Gates, the company's co-founder and chief software architect, introduced an updated version of Microsoft's Live Meeting service for Web conferencing and document sharing; Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 for corporate instant messaging; and a new instant messaging program, Microsoft Office Communicator 2005."
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