The worldwide launch of our UC platform (Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007 and Unifed Messaging with Exchange) is next week. You can find details here. The day kicks off with a keynote by Jeff Raikes and Bill Gates followed by technical sessions in verious areas (configuration, VOIP, Exchange, etc.).
I'm extremely excited to be presenting "Extensibility: Embedding Unified Communications in Line of Business Applications" with Kirt Debique (GM of UC Platform) and Albert Kooiman (Technical Product Manager, UC Platform). This session is an overview of the UC platform from the perspective of adding business value via developing for communications. We're going to discuss presence, contextual collaboration, information access using IM Bots and Exchange Web Services and business process acceleration using speech and IM.
This session will focus on deriving business value from leveraging the UC platform. I'm going to be doing more technical/developer focused sessions online and in person here over the next few weeks.
More on that in a moment.