A Cisco and Microsoft joint statement on SIP, Cisco UC IntegrationTM for Microsoft Office Communicator, and Remote Call Control interoperability is now available.
Please use this public statement for clarity surrounding some of the conflicting or confusing messages you have heard regarding Cisco UCTM Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator support, SIP interoperability, or RCC.
This statement is posted on our Microsoft alliance site on cisco.com (http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr67/pr41/solutions/index.html#k).
A direct link to the complete statement on cisco.com is here: http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr67/pr41/solutions/uci_microsoft_cisco_jointstatement.html
The statement also appears on Microsoft’s site.
Microsoft Download Center: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=178900
This statement will be updated as new interoperability details become available. Additional information can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr67/pr41/partners_strategic_alliance_.html.
Please let us know if this helps you better understand Cisco and Microsoft interoperability.
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Yes I corrected them myself by add cisco.com
Is there any update/clarification on that?
AFAIK OCS "Wave 14" will only supports RCC if you upgrade from OCS 2007 R2 and will be phased out eventually.
I have been hearing for quite a while that RCC will be deprecated in Wave 14. Which is why going down the CUCI-MOC path makes sense (assuming you want to keep your investment in MSFT clients), gets rid of any RCC dependancies, don't need a CUPS server for the interop and gives you much more than just deskphone control.