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Cisco and Microsoft Unified Communication Comparison

Category:Matrixes and Charts -> Voice

Unified Communications ComponentsCiscoMicrosoft
Call processing• Cisco Unified Communications Manager• Microsoft Office Communications Server
 • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 
 • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express 
 • Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series for Small Business 
IP phones• Cisco Unified IP Phones 6900, 7900, 8900, and 9900 Series low- to high-end wired and wireless phones• Third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
Presence and unified client*• Cisco Unified Presence• Microsoft Office Communications Server
 • Cisco Unified Personal CommunicatorMicrosoft Office Live Communications Server
 (PC and Mac)• Microsoft Office Communicator
 • Cisco UC IntegrationTM for Microsoft Office Communicator 
 • Cisco WebEx™ Connect IM 
 • Cisco UC Integration for WebEx Connect IM 
Conferencing and collaboration• Cisco WebEx web conferencing solutions• Microsoft Office Live Meeting and Office Communications Server
 • Cisco Unified MeetingPlace® conferencing 
Video• Cisco Unified Video Advantage• Microsoft Office Communications Server
 • Cisco Unified MeetingPlace and MeetingPlace Express conferencing• Microsoft Office Live Meeting
 • Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 
 • Cisco WebEx meeting applications 
 • Cisco TelePresence™ collaboration systems 
Voicemail and unified messaging• Cisco Unity® unified messaging• Microsoft Exchange Server for Unified Messaging
 • Cisco Unity Connection 
 • Cisco Unity Express 
 • Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway 
Contact center• Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise• None
 • Cisco Unified Contact Center Express 
 • Cisco Unified Expert Advisor 
Mobility• Cisco Unified Mobility (included with Cisco Unified Communications Manager)• Microsoft Windows Mobile
 • Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility 
Mobile client• Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator• Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile
Groupware• Cisco WebEx WebOffice• Microsoft Office SharePoint
 • Cisco WebEx Connect• Microsoft Office Live
Secure network foundation• Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances• None
 • Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) VPN solutions 
 • Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) 
 • Cisco Security Agent 
 • Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) 
 • Cisco Integrated Services Routers with quality of service (QoS) 
 • Cisco Catalyst® switches with Power over Ethernet (PoE) 
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) media gateways• Cisco IOS® TDM Gateways (SIP-to-TDM)• None
 • Cisco Unified Border Element (SIP-to-SIP and SIP-to-H323 
Dial-plan aggregation and load-balancing• Cisco Unified SIP Proxy• None
 • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition 
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