I get the attraction on ease of use. And I like Response Point's ability to use either an Internet-based provider (Vonage Business) or straight PSTN or any combination out the back. I also like the licensing plan: Pay once for the software on the PBX appliance, and you can add as many hardware handsets as you want -- no further software licenses required.
But the rest of these features already exist in the small business SIP VoIP space. Plus, despite the obvious play, Smith said that Response Point wasn't going to integrate with Small Business Server 2007 when/if that platform shows up post-Longhorn -- even though the Exchange 2007 folks are making a big deal about Exchange's capability to act as voicemail and call aggregator. Apparently, that's a Response Point 2.0 goal.
Still, I suppose Microsoft's marketing might combined with a better demo video of Response Point's easy-to-use calling features should be enough to gain Response Point a decent initial reception and grab sufficient market share. But all that cool Exchange and Office Communication/SharePoint integration? We're not seeing that until the next major rev.
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