So the big secret out of Tuesday's Microsoft real-time communications launch (re-launch) was to be the name of the new VoIP-enabled instant messaging client. So consider the lack of shock-and-awe on most behalves when it turns out to be (drum roll please) Communicator!
Doesn't that sound a bit, hmmm, familiar? It should. Netscape made waves (but not enough) with its Communicator messaging client a mere seven years ago. I guess all the good names ARE taken.
Several partners and others close to Microsoft peg him as a rising star, one of those overnight sensations who's been with the company for more than a decade. (Fourteen years, I think).