Microsoft shows off its next version of Office Communications Server.
Microsoft is offering its first public glimpse of Office Communications Server 14, its all-in-one instant messaging/VOIP/conferencing product at the VoiceCon show in Orlando on March 24.
Office Communications Server 14 ó which Iíve heard will be called Office Communications Server 2010 when it ships in the latter part of this year
ó is going to be tightly integrated with SharePoint Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010, as Iíve reported previously. Microsoft officials reconfirmed today that OCS 14 is going to ship before the end of this year.
From some of the new screen shots supplied by Microsoft of OCS 14
, it looks like social-networking is going to become more pervasive in Office Communicator, the client component of the product. Microsoft is adding location auto-detection, activity feeds, and integrated skill-search functionality to the next release of OCS.