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Say goodbye to Microsoft Lync, hello to Skype for Business

Lync customers will get to use the client interface familiar from the consumer version of Skype

Dell's 'virtual smartphone': Too much, too late

Dell shows off clever ideas for enterprise mobile device management, but system may be too top-heavy and Dell-centric

IDC: Cloud, software options deflate sales of enterprise video systems

Sales for this market were 'dismal' in the first quarter of 2014

Skype speech translator beta to roll out this year

A beta version of the technology will be available for Windows 8 before the end of this year

Cisco retires WebEx Social and partners with Jive

The companies will market a suite that includes WebEx Meetings, Jabber, and Jive enterprise social networking software

Microsoft finally rolls out Skype-Outlook.com integration to all users

Skype for Outlook.com was supposed to be generally available in the summer of 2013

Microsoft pushes ahead with Skype-Lync integration

The company will demonstrate video conference compatibility between the two products at this week's Lync Conference

Microsoft simplifies volume licensing for businesses

Microsoft Products and Services Agreement replaces existing purchasing terms and conditions for three programs

Startup's cloud service beats NSA-style snooping

Perzo's free communications and collaboration system comes with 2,048-bit encryption

Siemens Enterprise changes its name to Unify

The company will ship cloud-based unified communications with Project Ansible next year

Avaya cozies up to developers

Aura Collaboration Environment simplifies putting communication capabilities into business apps

Cisco patches serious vulnerabilities in Unified Communications Manager

The vulnerabilities can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands or disrupt telephony-related services, Cisco says

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