OCS 2007: Worth the wait?

BHP last week gave rare insight and comments about Microsoft's technology adopter program for OCS 2007.

BHP last week gave rare insight and comments into Microsoft's technology adopter program for Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007.

About 2,500 IT professionals around the world are part of the private beta testing. Most have been sworn to secrecy via the standard non-disclosure agreement that precludes them talking publicly about it. Microsoft will not say when the product will be available generally.

BHP's Dr Ian Hoyle was chuffed that OCS 2007 would allow staff to become road warriors via Web access to Office Communicator.

However, it's rare for such a program participant not to say things are going along smoothly. No doubt there are many solutions -- from other vendors -- that enable workers to have remote e-mail access.

Does OCS 2007 hold any interest for you? Or have you found a competing product that does the job much better?

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