Instant Messaging Interoperability extended through XMPP and new partnerships

Today, Microsoft announced a new XMPP Gateway for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 that enables interoperability with Cisco Jabber/XMPP and Google Talk, along with new licensing options for Office Communications Server customers to connect with AOL and Windows Live (read the details of the announcement).

I had a chance to seat down with Ashima Singhal (Senior Product Manager) and Albert Kooiman (Senior Product Manager) from the Communication Server team to discuss the news focusing on Instant Messaging (IM) interoperability between different networks. Here's what they have to say about how all of this works:

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This video is posted on the Channel9 Interoperability topic area: Instant Messaging Interoperability extended through XMPP (Jabber)


Jean-Christophe Cimetiere, Sr. Technical Evangelist

Comments (3)
  1. kael says:

    So when will MSN messenger switch to XMPP ?

  2. JC Cimetiere says:

    To Kael: Sorry. I do not know what Live (MSN) Messenger would do in that respect.


  3. kael says:


    Thanks for your reply.

    Just an argument to convince the decision-makers : imagine a Wave conversation between GTalk and MSN Live users. 🙂

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