Changes Being Made In Microsoft IM Product - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

Changes Being Made In Microsoft IM Product

Development components from the upcoming IM server are being made available separately from the server.

Microsoft continues to detail its real-time collaboration map, saying that two of the development components from its much-awaited Greenwich instant-messaging server--now dubbed Real-Time Communications Server 2003--will be shipped with other products as well.

A set of standards-based "presence" APIs shipping with the real-time server also will be packaged with Windows Server 2003, and a software developer kit that's part of the real-time server will be made available to subscribers of the Microsoft Developers Network. The APIs will let independent software vendors leverage presence technology, which gives people the ability to detect another person's online availability, in building applications such as notification services or Web-based instant-messaging tools, without having to buy the real-time server. Meanwhile, the developer kit will let telecom companies build real-time apps that take advantage of the Session Initiation Protocol instant-messaging standard, also without purchasing the new server.

Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc. built its new automated call attendant, OpenScape, on the real-time platform. OpenScape, which is essentially a real-time unified messaging application, is designed to let users have their messages follow and find them regardless of location or device type. Reuters also has used Microsoft's real-time technology as the basis for Reuters Messaging, an instant-messaging application built primarily for financial-services organizations.

Ed Simnett, lead product manager for Microsoft's real-time collaboration group, says potential buyers should look at the real-time server as more than an instant-messaging platform, but rather as a tool for making presence a critical piece of a company's infrastructure. "It will become apparent to people that presence is a technology that's distinct from text messaging," he says.

Pricing for the real-time server has not been released.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
News
The State of Chatbots: Pandemic Edition
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  9/10/2020
Commentary
Deloitte on Cloud, the Edge, and Enterprise Expectations
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  9/14/2020
Slideshows
Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  9/9/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Automation Transforms Network Management
In this special report we will examine the layers of automation and orchestration in IT operations, and how they can provide high availability and greater scale for modern applications and business demands.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll