I’m really excited to be attending my first-ever Enterprise Connect in Orlando this next week. From looking at the vendor list and sessions, it should be one of the biggest showcases of Unified Communications solutions this year and a great place to see the latest new solutions for my growing business.
Rumor has it that Microsoft (booth # 1221) is going BIG with their launch of the new Skype for Business client and server software, taking Lync to the next level. Their booth and sessions are a “must see” on my list. Zig Serafin, Corporate Vice President, Skype Business Services at Microsoft is the keynote speaker on Wednesday, March 18th from 10-10:30. I’ll be there watching and listening intently.
After Microsoft (and it looks like right across the aisle), I’m really looking forward to visit AudioCodes to see their solution pavilion and demonstrations. With offerings for my desktop users, the server room, my NOC and branch offices, the complete One Voice portfolio has served me well. My understanding is they will be showing their One Box 365 complete solution including managed IP Phones. I also hear from a reliable source that they’ll be showing a WebRTC to Lync integration, allowing users to share a URL to initiate a WebRTC call to Lync from their browser, avoiding the painful Lync browser plug-ins.
A number of great Microsoft and AudioCodes partners will be there as well, including NACR (booth #1805), SPS (booth #1531), The Via Group (booth #2012), and others. The challenge is making the rounds and remembering everything in the few days I’ll be at the show.
The folks at AudioCodes have really flattered me with an invitation for a personal appearance in their booth and some cool tee shirts and other goodies with my likeness on them. Stop in to their booth, snap a picture with me and you’ll go home with some cool swag. If you are more interested in winning a new Surface 3 Pro, be sure to enter their Passport to Skype for Business drawing.
But I won’t keep all the great stuff to myself, I’ll be blogging and tweeting during the event, showing the best new solutions and snapping some pictures. Keep an eye on #AUDCHERO on Twitter and be sure to check back to this blog every morning during the entire Enterprise Connect event.
After the event is over, you can always check in weekly as my accomplishments are regularly posted on my landing page at: http://online.audiocodes.com/super-bob