About Show #158
Richard and Greg talk to Francois Doremieux while he was in France, talking about Microsoft Communications Server. The discussion digs into how telecommunications is migrating into an integration between instant messaging, email and telephony. While most of discussion focuses on the current version of Microsoft Communications Server, listen for some tidbits of what's coming next.
Francois is a Director of Engineering and Architect in Microsoft Communications Product Group. He has spent the past 7 years contributing to drive Microsoft Unified Communications and Voice efforts. His current role consists in closely working with early adopters and leading customers, helping them define their UC strategy and deploying Microsoft Communications Server. In turn, he brings these customers' requirements into the Product Group product specification and development processes. Francois' primary technical domain is voice topologies and interoperability with IP-PBX.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Francois fulfilled leadership roles at AT&T and Level(3) Communications, where he was in charge of all VoIP services and offerings.
Francois resides in Colorado and uses Microsoft UC tools to telecommute.