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Microsoft's vision for unified communications enables a people-centric solution of rich, intuitive, and seamless communications across e-mail, IM, voice, data, video, and conferencing. Microsoft offers companies a complete software platform that unifies all communications with their business applications and processes, streamlining how people reach each other and communicate. 

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Enterprise Connect 2014 - UCStrategies Views

UCStrategies Experts were involved in 25 sessions at Enterprise Connect 2014, and in this Industry Buzz podcast they give their impress...

By Michael F. Finneran

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A Lync Consultant’s View - Alex Lewis on Microsoft Lync

Alex Lewis, Vice President at Modality Systems, shares his views on Microsoft Lync and the growth he’s seeing in Lync deployments. He p...

By Blair Pleasant

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Unify2 at the Microsoft Lync Conference

In this UCStrategies Industry Buzz videocast with Blair Pleasant, Alan Shen of Unify2 discusses how they help companies deploy and mana...

By Blair Pleasant

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A Look at the Next Level of SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync

In this UCStrategies Industry Buzz videocast with Blair Pleasant, Jennifer Gordon of SMART Technologies demonstrates some of the new ca...

By Blair Pleasant

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UCStrategies Experts Preview Enterprise Connect 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts preview Enterprise Connect 2014. Marty Parker moderates the discussion, and is ...

By Marty Parker

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Lync Conference 2014 and Universal Communications

UCStrategies Experts were in attendance and/or presenting at Lync Conference 2014, and in this Industry Buzz podcast they discuss the s...

By Phil Edholm

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UCStrategies Experts Look Ahead to 2014

The UCStrategies Experts look ahead to 2014 in this Industry Buzz podcast, with trends and predictions. Marty Parker is the moderator, ...

By Marty Parker

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A Look Back at UC in 2013

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review 2013 in unified communications. Topics include the user experience, clou...

By Blair Pleasant

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Recent Industry Consolidation

Prompted by the recently announced planned merger of Mitel and Aastra, the UCStrategies Experts discuss industry consolidation among UC...

By Dave Michels

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UCStrategies Reviews the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony. Marty Parker modera...

By Marty Parker

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UCStrategies Reaction to Microsoft Lync's Reported Growth

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant moderates a discussion among the UCStrategies Experts about the reported growth of Micros...

By Blair Pleasant

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UCStrategies on SBCs

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies team discusses session border controllers and gateways. Steve Leaden is the moderator, ...

By Stephen Leaden

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UCStrategies Discussions: PBX Augmentation or Replacement, and Premise vs....

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Phil Edholm moderates two discussions: PBX augmentation vs. replacement, and considerations for premise ...

By Phil Edholm

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A Look at UC Trends and Recent News

How do recent acquisitions relate to the overall trends happening in unified communications? The UCStrategies Experts take a look in th...

By Phil Edholm

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UCStrategies Experts on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC - 2013

The UCStrategies Experts review the Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC (2013), in this Industry Buzz podcast moderated by Marty Parker. The ...

By Marty Parker

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UC Summit 2013 Takeaways

UC Summit 2013, UCStrategies' annual gathering of UC vendors, solutions integrators and consultants, was held April 28-May 1 in La Joll...

By Blair Pleasant

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Lync 2013 News and Responses

Microsoft held it first Lync conference, Lync Conference 2013, February 19-21 in San Diego. In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrate...

By Dave Michels

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UC in 2013: UCStrategies Experts Look Ahead

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts do a quick look back at 2012, then turn their attention to 2013 in respect to t...

By Jim Burton

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Ziva Nissan Discusses Logitech for Business Products

I recently had the opportunity to take a tour of Logitech for Business' video labs to get a view of their product development process. ...

By Blair Pleasant

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Multi-Vendor UC Interoperability

UCStrategies' Marty Parker and Russell Bennett presented a session entitled "UC Interoperability" at Interop New York earlier this mont...

By Marty Parker

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Consultant Barb Grothe Discusses Phone-Free UC Deployment

Barb Grothe of Telecom Resources, an independent consulting firm, discusses a new customer deployment that uses Microsoft Lync Voice an...

By Blair Pleasant

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Headsets: Part of the UC Conversation

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss headsets: types, trends, features, what's important, how to buy, and wh...

By Dave Michels

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Experts Review Magic Quadrant for UC 2012

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies UC Experts discuss Gartner's new Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications. The podcast...

By Marty Parker

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Stephen Roux of L’Occitane Discusses Microsoft Lync

At the Microsoft Office launch in San Francisco, L’Occitane’s Stephen Roux talks to Blair Pleasant about the company’s deployment and u...

By Blair Pleasant

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Steve Ballmer Introduces New Microsoft Office

At a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer talks about the new Office offerings, including Office as a Service, and h...

By Blair Pleasant

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Microsoft Announcements

Jim Burton leads a conversation among the UCStrategies experts about Microsoft's announcements of July 16, 2012. The discussion include...

By Jim Burton

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Enterprise Social Software: What UCStrategies is Seeing

In the wake of the announcements of Microsoft acquiring Yammer and Cisco rebranding Cisco Quad as Cisco WebEx Social, the UCStrategies ...

By Blair Pleasant

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Microsoft Surface: UCStrategies Reaction

Marty Parker moderates this UCStrategies Industry Buzz podcast, the topic of which is the announcement of the Microsoft Surface tablet....

By Marty Parker

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UC Summit 2012 Value Prop

The UCStrategies Experts discuss the upcoming UC Summit 2012, presented by UCStrategies. The annual event brings together unified commu...

By Marty Parker

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Cisco's Microsoft-Skype Challenge

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts address Cisco's challenge of the Microsoft-Skype merger in the European Union (...

By Dave Michels

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UC Clients - Review of Top Vendors (Part 2 of 2)

In the second of a two-part podcast on UC clients, the UCStrategies experts review individual UC clients from top unified communication...

By Dave Michels

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2011 Year in Review in UC

UCStrategies founder Jim Burton moderates this Industry Buzz podcast which takes a look at the year 2011 in unified communications. J...

By Jim Burton

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Emerging Privacy Concerns in UC

The UCStrategies experts discuss privacy and security issues in unified communications, including specific concerns about presence, in ...

By Michael F. Finneran

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss SBCs

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss session border controllers (SBCs). The discussion is moderated by Russe...

By Russell Bennett

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UCStrategies Experts and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephon...

The topic of this week's Industry Buzz podcast is the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony. The discussion is moderated by Ma...

By Marty Parker

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The Role of the Channel in UC

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the Channel's role in unified communications, what is changing now and ...

By Dave Michels

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UC and Disaster Recovery(2)

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss how companies need to consider UC as part of their business continuity ...

By Blair Pleasant

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UCStrategies Experts Review Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC

The UCStrategies team examines Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications for 2011. The discussion is moderated by Marty Parke...

By Marty Parker

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss ShoreTel Analyst Conference

In this Industry Buzz podcast, several UCStrategies Experts who attended the recent ShoreTel analyst conference provide their thoughts ...

By Jim Burton

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss UC Clients

In this Industry Buzz Podcast hosted by UCStrategies' Marty Parker, the UCStrategies experts discuss UC clients. The UC Expert panel in...

By Marty Parker

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Availability of Microsoft Office 365

In this Industry Buzz podcast hosted by Marty Parker, the unified communications experts of UCStrategies discuss Microsoft's announceme...

By Marty Parker

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Mark Zerbe Discusses Dimension Data’s Role in UC

At Dimension Data’s Perspectives analyst conference, Mark Zerbe talks to Blair Pleasant about how the company helps customers implement...

By Blair Pleasant

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Microsoft to Acquire Skype - UCStrategies Reaction

In this week's Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies team examines today's announcement that Microsoft has agreed to acquire Skype. T...

By Jim Burton

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UC Summit 2011 - Microsoft Keynote

UC Summit 2011 was held March 27-30, 2011, at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, CA. Microsoft was a Platinum sponsor of th...

By Blair Pleasant

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UCStrategies at Enterprise Connect

In this Industry Buzz podcast, several of the UCStrategies UC experts talk about their sessions at the upcoming Enterprise Connect, Feb...

By Jim Burton

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Upcoming Conference Season

The UCStrategies UC experts discuss the unified communications tracks at the various upcoming conferences: Lotusphere, IT Expo, Enterpr...

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss 2010 - Year in Review

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts look back at the year 2010 in unified communications. The UC expert panel inclu...

By Jim Burton

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Consumer Products and Enterprise UC

The UCStrategies Experts discuss the role of consumer products (Skype, social networking, etc.) and services in the world of unified co...

By Jim Burton

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UCStrategies Experts Review Microsoft, Cisco, and HP Announcements

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts cover announcements from Microsoft, Cisco, and HP. The UC expert panel includes...

By Jim Burton

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