Microsoft announced the beta for Microsoft(r) Office Live Communications Server 2005 (LCS 2005). This was codenamed "Vienna". This is a new edition of the 2003 version that is
currently available. This server provides instant messaging and presence-awareness. Nominations for the beta are being taken by Microsoft for this product that is due to release by the end of the year.
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