Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Jul 2007 15:17 UTC, submitted by Nari
Microsoft Microsoft's Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 have been released to manufacturing. Microsoft has not revealed a launch date for Office Communications Server and Office Communicator, other than to say that they will hit the shelves sometime this autumn.
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RE: Jabber/Asterisk
by Murrell on Wed 1st Aug 2007 02:18 UTC
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Because the Linux products don't intergrate without a whole heap of messing around. Single Sign On (LDAP is not SSO) doesn't even exist for half the jabber servers out there, and getting it working is a major mission.

I would wager that Office Communications Server will talk to an Active Directory and Exchange server without needing to jump through lots of hoops. Volia, there's all your accounts, ACLs, address books and SSL certs set up and ready to go. That's why nobody cares about Asterix and most of the open source Jabber servers. Of course, the fact that the F/OSS world doesn't even have a answer to Active Directory probably doesn't help either. Everyone keep re-inventing the bloody wheel for accounts managment instead of just hanging off a standard setup.

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