Microsoft's Skype Acquisition: 10 Burning Questions

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How Much Will Microsoft "Limit" Skype?

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during Microsoft's Skype press conference Tuesday that Microsoft will continue to support and invest in Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms. That's key to getting Microsoft into competitors' sales through the back door, but many solution providers are wondering just how far that "support" will carry.

"Say I'm including Skype in an implementation, but the rest of the UC sale is all one of Microsoft's UC competitors, like an Avaya?" asked one solution provider, who requested anonymity. "They OK with that?"


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