Microsoft® Unified Communications
Microsoft communications uses the power your company’s people will have the online and if so, if they’re free or busy.
of software to streamline communications power to work better together, connect Presence information is updated
between people and organizations more easily to processes and information, automatically based upon network status
regardless of medium, platform, device, or and work wherever and
location. whenever they want –
Imagine the complexities of modern with the tools they know
communications condensed into a and use every day.
seamless experience with one address
book, one Inbox, and one login across
every mode of communication. That's
what Microsoft is doing. Rather than struggling
We're combining e-mail, voice over
Internet protocol (VoIP), instant messaging
and audio-, video- and Web conferencing
employees using unified
into an integrated, intuitive system built
around people, not technology. And we're
increased access to
building it all into the Microsoft Office
people and information
system the world knows and trusts.
at the right time, in the
Companies can break down best way for the
communication silos and build a cost- situation.
effective, secure, and reliable next-
By having insight into
generation communications platform.
people’s availability or
Integration with existing IT, e-mail, and
“presence,” users can
telephony systems means you can add
easily connect with the
VoIP without ripping and replacing your
right person easily and
existing investments. Cost effective and
easy to manage, Microsoft unified
icons – color-coded
communications offers the choice of and Outlook calendar information. Users
dots – appear next to contact names
managed software on-premise or fully can control who has access to their
within Microsoft Office programs such as
hosted solutions available through presence information.
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word,
partners. Users can click to communicate right from
Microsoft SharePoint sites and more,
From a business perspective, that means letting people know if their colleagues are within the Microsoft Office system
programs. Simply click on someone’s
name and choose the best way to reach
Unified Communications Software and Services
them, either by sending an e-mail, making
a phone call, sending an instant message
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007
or perhaps scheduling a meeting in person
Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007
or with Web conferencing.
Microsoft Office Communicator
Microsoft Office Live Meeting To meet the demands of today’s mobile
Microsoft® Office System, including SharePoint, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office workforce, you can make secure
Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office PowerPoint and more communications accessible from
Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services: hosted e-mail, filtering, archiving, encryption and anywhere. Users can view their email,
backup schedule, contacts or collaborative
workspace from their portable device,
from home or when on the road.
All vital business messages can now be Weyerhaeuser Company: Connecting People around the Globe
managed in one place. With Microsoft
Exchange Unified Messaging, all message Industry: Manufacturing
types, including voice mail, e-mail and fax Customer Profile: Weyerhaeuser Company manages millions of acres of timberlands and
messages appear alongside one another in manufacture, distributes and sells woods products. Headquartered in Washington State, the
the Outlook Inbox. company has 50,000 employees with operations in 18 countries across North America, South
America, Europe and Asia.
Microsoft unified communications can Weyerhaeuser wanted to give employees working in different time zones better options for real-
help to reduce infrastructure costs and time communication. Public messaging systems did not provide the tools needed to fulfill
consolidate third-party solutions. Because industry regulatory requirements. The company also wanted to streamline administration of a
the unified communications presence more comprehensive communications solution that would be easy to use and manage.
engine is built on Active Directory, you can Solution
leverage a single user directory for all Weyerhaeuser had Microsoft Exchange Server and added IM, presence awareness and Web
communications. This integrated solution conferencing. Weyerhaeuser deployed Microsoft Windows SharePoint® Services, federation and
the Public Connectivity Pack.
eliminates the need to maintain multiple
user account repositories and directory Benefits
Faster, timelier communications, convenient, easy-to-use system, support for regulatory
compliance, minimal administration and tighter security.
Microsoft unified communications
provides professional-grade reliability,
availability and scalability. It helps simplify
the deployment and management of communications. It provides your builds off and integrates with your existing
communications infrastructure, making IT organization with flexible layers of defense messaging and telephony investments.
operations easier and more efficient, and to match specific areas of risk. With In addition, this infrastructure was
provides flexible options for structuring frequent and automatic updates to junk e- designed to be highly extensible.
network protection. mail filters and anti-virus signatures, it is Developers and partners can integrate
easier than ever to protect sensitive data these rich and consistent communications
By integrating with existing management and systems.
and monitoring tools such as Microsoft® into business process and existing line of
System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unified communications also helps business applications using APIs and
(formerly Microsoft Operations Manager) customers address compliance and privacy Microsoft Visual Studio®. There is a broad
and Microsoft Management Console, policy requirements. New encryption network of experts and solution
unified communications improves technology helps keep messages development partners providing custom
administrator productivity. An intuitive confidential, both inside the organization development.
administrative console helps IT managers and over the Internet. New compliance With these advantages, Microsoft’s
find and fix problems quickly, without tools help simplify organizational software-based solution easily adapt to
using multiple tools. governance by enabling administrators to your organization’s changing business
set policies for filtering, examining, and needs, for more information, please visit
Built-In Security Protection archiving e-mail, voice-mail, fax and www.microsoft.com/office/uc.
Microsoft unified communications helps to
increase security and compliance with Future-Ready Foundation
policies and regulations across all
The increasing complexity of
communications infrastructure and
applications can require expensive
consulting and customization to fully meet
organizational needs. But Microsoft’s
software-based solution allows you to
build your next generation communication
infrastructure cost effectively, because it
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