Stories by John Fontana and Phil Hochmuth

Microsoft, IBM see apps as key to IP voice

As part of what is shaping up to be another hotly contested land-rush between the two, Microsoft and IBM used last week's VoiceCon conference to mark their territory in a race to provide unified communications technology to corporate users.

Microsoft's communications plunge stirs VOIP

Microsoft's headfirst rush to claim a spot in the IP telephony and unified communications race follows a familiar pattern for the company in that it is long on vision and short on deliverables, according to observers.