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Cisco's Spark grows into a phone and meeting platform for the cloud

The cloud-based service will get call features and integration with in-office collaboration systems next year

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What you need to know about Microsoft Skype for Business

Microsoft's concurrent shifts from Lync to Skype and from on-premises servers to the cloud are confusing many enterprises

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A look at the new Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015

Most of the action with Skype for Business Server 2015 happens behind the scenes, in the server-side plumbing

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The real problem with unified communications

People don't need fat, complex clients to do all their communications; they need a way to make their communications portable across devices and locations

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

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