IT Expo keynote – John Frederiksen – GM Microsoft Response Point
John just delivered a great keynote to an overpacked room of what looked to be an audience of a few hundred. John talked a bit about Response Point and Service Pack 2 but probably the most compelling component of the speech was a video about Microsoft’s vision of what’s to come. The related video was a bit Orwellian but made me think about mobility more and how traditional SMB communications might work in the near future, more on that later.
Response Point Service Pack 2 (SP 2) is GA
The Response Point team have done it again. Response Point SP 2 is now generally available.
Some new features include:
– 1 way paging
– 2 way intercom
– After hours / time of day rules
– Out of band DTMF
New Response Point Site – Paving Way for Service Pack 2
Ann Marvin, marketing maven at Microsoft, has done a great job directing the overhaul of the Response Point site, which launched today.
This new site launch could very well be setting the tone for greater things to come. From the rumors on the street, Service Pack 2 is shaping up to be the feature set that will add serious boost to the Response Point offering.
I have to admit, the RP team south of 49 is doing a fabulous job of churning out updates in rapid fashion. It could have something to do with the fact that the project is the product of a startup, made up of some very talented people.
I think they have a ways to go before reaching the Kool-aid Point but they are headed in the right direction.
This is certainly not the Microsoft I remember from days gone by. Being a serial VoIP software entrepreneur I know how hard it is to consistently make good forward progress on the feature road map. With that in mind, I have real respect for small teams that can move at light speed and execute with precision. This team does not resemble the large bureaucratic monster that incubates them, likely a good thing.
I would say the other small pbx vendors have something to think about, these guys and gals are clearly on a mission. I can’t wait to get my hands on Service Pack 2.