Just to clarify this release from Microsoft, which I find misleading, nothing exists today that will help Lotus customers migrate from Sametime to an LCS or future OCS environment. To imply so in the title of the press release is unfortunate. From Notes/Domino to Exchange (e-mail), yes. From IBM's real-time collaboration tools to Communicator and LCS, no. The term "unified communications" should not have been used (it implies something that's not there).
"With the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the 2007 Office system with SharePoint Server 2007, and solutions such as the next generation of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server in the pipeline, I'm convinced we will continue to see strong adoption of our comprehensive platform in the coming year," said Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business Division at Microsoft. "Our clear road map and product innovation are helping customers say yes to Microsoft."