Thursday, April 10, 2008

Microsoft Mac Messenger update / Bloggers lunch at Interact08

Today at Interact 2008 I was invited to a Bloggers Lunch hosted by Eileen Brown. It was really good use of time and we had some interesting discussions with key Microsoft Executives including Kim Akers, UC Marketing General Manager; Eric Swift, UC Marketing Senior Director; David Lemson, Exchange Group General Manager and Amritansh Raghav, Office Communications Group, General Manager.

As part of the lunch we got what all bloggers want - news not previously announced (and that we are allowed to blog about) - so here it is ;-)

Microsoft is going to release a updated version of Mac Messenger that integrates with Office Communications Server 2007 and will include the following features -

  • Rich presence
  • Instant Messaging
  • Audio/video
  • Directory search
  • Dual sign-in with Live Messenger / OCS

So good news for all you Mac users out there. I was actually invited to participate in the beta's for this client - but my company is Mac-free area (all though I'm pretty impressed by the Vista capable MacBook Pro line of notebooks )

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