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Guide to Microsoft-Nortel alliance: What it means to you

SearchVoIP.com
Microsoft has teamed with Nortel to take on Cisco. In this guide, you'll find a compilation of SearchVoIP.com's coverage of the Microsoft-Nortel alliance. We cut through the hype and lay out how this merger ultimately impacts enterprise organizations considering and/or managing VoIP now and in years to come.

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Microsoft and Nortel reunite in telephony
As part of its unified communications strategy, Microsoft has formed a four-year alliance with Nortel. Each company will integrate some of the other's technologies.

Microsoft unified communications plan could stall IP telephony users
Microsoft lifts veil on roadmap to total IP telephony dominance with plans to introduce an end-to-end unified communications platform for enterprises. When products are available it will be going head to head with the likes of IPT vendors Cisco and Avaya.

VoIP brawl pits Cisco against Microsoft-Nortel alliance
Unified communications has become the new VoIP battle ground as Microsoft teams with Nortel to outgun Cisco in this potentially $40 billion market.

Microsoft a VoIP player? I can already hear the bluescreen of death calling!
To all of you considering Microsoft as a VoIP vendor, go in with your eyes wide open. Be prepared for the normal onslaught of services packs and hot fixes and then months of tuning.

Cisco vs. Microsoft and Nortel for VoIP supremacy: Why it matters to you
Microsoft teams with Nortel in the VoIP market and now they're taking on Cisco. The VoIP arena hasn't been this exciting since it came into being! Find out what all these changes mean to you and what it means to have Microsoft in the voice space.

Cisco eyes unified communications, competition
Competition is heating up in the unified communications -- VoIP -- space. Recent major announcements from Microsoft, including its partnership with Nortel, have some industry analysts saying the folks in Redmond may give Cisco Systems Inc. a run for its money. SearchVoIP.com spoke to Rick Moran, vice president of Cisco's unified communications group. Moran discussed the competition, emerging unified communications technologies and why users need them, and Cisco's ultimate vision. He also noted that being smack in the middle of the bustling unified communications space is a darn fun place to be.

Nortel taps VoIP to bolster user base, loyalty
In an effort to breathe new life into its withering enterprise presence, Nortel released a slew of promises and VoIP products intended to bolster its user base and credibility among network architects and other IT decision makers.

Nortel Q&A: We're focused on 're-creating a great company'
At the INNUA user conference, Nortel spokesperson Ann Fuller rallied execs to answer key questions for News Editor Amanda Mitchell about its VoIP push and its rocky past.


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