Microsoft Makes It Easier for Organizations to Transition to Its Unified Communications and Collaboration Platform


REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 21, 2007 — More than ever, organizations worldwide are investing in Microsoft Corp.’s platform for unified communications and collaboration, and they now have an easier way to make the transition with a new set of tools and resources for their IT administrators and employees.

Today, Microsoft announced new tools that will help IBM Lotus Notes/Domino customers take advantage of the new unified communication and collaboration innovations that are being delivered as part of the recently released Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007 technologies. These resources include a new suite of tools for managing transitions of IBM’s directory, messaging and application solutions, as well as new templates for SharePoint Products and Technologies, which make it even easier for IT professionals to roll out customized applications for common business scenarios. Together these tools are making it easier for IBM customers to manage transitions to and start experiencing the benefits of Microsoft’s modern, integrated platform, which increases organizational productivity, streamlines business processes, and reduces IT cost and complexity.

“With the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the 2007 Office system with SharePoint Server 2007, and solutions such as the next generation of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server in the pipeline, I’m convinced we will continue to see strong adoption of our comprehensive platform in the coming year,” said Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business Division at Microsoft. “Our clear road map and product innovation are helping customers say yes to Microsoft.”

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