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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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UCStrategies on Microsoft Ignite

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton moderates a conversation about Microsoft Ignite, with UC Experts Blair Pleasant, Michael Finn...

By Jim Burton

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UCStrategies Reviews Gartner Magic Quadrant for Midsize Enterprises

Gartner released its first Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications for Midsize Enterprises, North America. In this Industry Buzz podc...

By Dave Michels

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Windows Phone - Is Anyone Calling?

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the discussion is about the prospects for Microsoft in the smartphone business. The conversation is mode...

By Michael F. Finneran

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UCStrategies Reviews Enterprise Connect 2015

UCStrategies was well represented at Enterprise Connect 2015, presenting, moderating, and participating on panels. In this Industry Buz...

By Michael F. Finneran

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UCStrategies Yes or No Game

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels moderates the UCStrategies version of the "Yes or No?" game. Dave reads a unified communica...

By Dave Michels

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss “Most Significant“ of 2014

In this week's Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts talk about the news items from 2014 they consider most significant. Dave...

By Dave Michels

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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS

In this Industry Buzz videocast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for UCaaS. Dave Michels serves as mod...

By Dave Michels

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications - UCStrategies Views

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Marty Parker leads a discussion about the recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communica...

By Marty Parker

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UCStrategies Experts Debate Windows Phone

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts debate the pros and cons, opportunities, and likelihood of success of Windows P...

By Michael F. Finneran

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Is UC Succeeding or Failing?

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant moderates a discussion on whether unified communications is succeeding or failing. Blair ...

By Blair Pleasant

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UCStrategies Reaction: Apple - IBM Partnership

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts offer first takes on the recently announced Apple - IBM Partnership, and what i...

By Michael F. Finneran

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UC Implications of Mary Meeker's “Internet Trends 2014” Presentation

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels, moderates a discussion about the UC implications of Mary Meeker's recent presentation at t...

By Dave Michels

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UCStrategies Experts Interpret InformationWeek's State of UC Survey Result...

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss Michael Finneran's recently published InformationWeek 2014 State of Uni...

By Michael F. Finneran

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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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