Exchange & Outlook UPDATE, Exchange Edition, March 10, 2004

Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 offers a unified communications experience that ties together call control, IM, presence, and telephony.

Paul Robichaux

March 9, 2005

10 Min Read
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