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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Microsoft To Add Web Conferencing To Next LCS

Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS) is undergoing change. The next version will include Web conferencing to the already-existing instant messaging presence features. Already, Microsoft has been offering Web conferencing as a service in Live Meeting.

The company's plan is to combine Live Meeting and LCS code bases over time though they may still host Web conferencing and an onsite version for companies looking for that type of service. The service competes with Webex's hosted conferencing service and was purchased from Placeware three years ago.

"Microsoft is not disclosing much about this Office 2007 release of LCS, although an executive last week told CRN that the next LCS will not be relegated to the 64-bit-only server world."

Although Microsoft still plans to work with other companies, it also wants to remain competitive in the industry. Learn more about their new program in the full article (link above).

Posted by Computer Consulting 101 Professional Kit