Overnight, I had Unified Messaging enabled on my Exchange Server 2007 mailbox.
This morning I came in and went through a few different scenarios.
It all worked flawlessly.
I dialed a number and “logged” into my exchange server. After some a few security setup steps I had access to my inbox, calendar, contacts via the phone. This is called “Outlook Voice Access“.
- I can say ‘inbox’, and get my inbox read back to me.
- I can say “calendar”, and have totally access to my schedule including changing meetings or clearing my calendar.
- I can say ‘contacts’, and find people’s details and call them or just send them a voice message.
I can also get my voice mail messages sent via email and I can then listen to the voicemail from my inbox – including from Outlook Web Access. A bunch of guys in my team also got this feature enabled, and they all decided to send *ME* a test message
Anyways, I am pretty happy to be using this piece of technology. We’ve spoken about it and demoed it, but it’s something else to be finally using it.
Articles & White Papers
- Anywhere Access with Exchange Server 2007
- Exchange Unified Messaging Integrates Communications
- Unified Messaging Features in Exchange Server 2007
- White paper: Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging
- Exchange Unified Messaging White Paper on Compliance and Data Retention