Thursday, October 30, 2008

Exciting Cisco UC 7.0 Features

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend the week of October 13 - 17 attending the Cisco Unified Communications Partner VT (Virtual Team) meeting in San Jose, CA. This week long partner training session focused on many of the new UC 7.0 products updates as well as product roadmap discussions. Below is a look at the agenda:

  • IP Phone/CUCM/CUCMBE Update and Roadmap
  • Unified Communications Business Unit Messaging Solutions Update
  • UCBU Conferencing Solutions Updat
  • UCBU/IPCBU Mobility Strategy and Solution Update
  • Voice Gateway Update
  • UCBU Presence and Client Update
  • SIP Trunk/CUBE Update
  • Contact Center Business Unit Solution Update
  • UC Capacity Sizing Tools

  • Contact Center Applications
  • Secure UC with Mobility
  • MeetingPlace Configuration
  • Messaging Solutions
  • Client Side Applications
Unity Design Sessions:

While I am bound by Partner NDA, I can say that the two most exciting sessions were those focused on Collaboration (MeetingPlace & WebEx), Presence, and Unity in VMWare ESX (not yet supported). I believe that Cisco is well positioned with some of their roadmaps to present a very powerful and compelling story when it comes to Collaboration and Presence, especially as it begins to integrate their WebEx and Jabber acquisitions.

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