VoIP Loop - Microsoft to the Enterprise IP Telephony Market: Game On!: "With these announcements Microsoft is firmly going after the enterprise VoIP market, not just in software, but also in hardware. They are also integrating VoIP completely into their collaboration environment. This is the first result of Microsoft's steps to integrate its communications and collaboration groups earlier this year. They will position OCS 2007 as an alternative to organizations considering migrating their TDM environments to alternatives from Cisco, Nortel, Avaya, etc. Microsoft wants to lead in the effort to integrate communications, collaboration, as well as the integration of both into business processes. They want to be considered as a primary alternative when enterprises plan the evolution of their communications & collaboration architecture."
Timely reality check from my Burton Group colleague Irwin Lazar; read the full post.