Existing "Remote Call Control" deployments will still be supported in OCS 2010
During recent discussions with a number of individuals within the OCS product group I have been told that “Remote Call Control” (RCC) will not be available beyond the current 2007 R2 release. When I asked why I was told that it was “a feature that had never really taken off”.
Whilst RCC is considered a more complex setup, it definitely delivers the most return on existing investments and assists in phasing out legacy PBX equipment over time (this time amount of time can only have worsened given the current economic climate). Remember the Microsoft marketing slogan “non-rip and replace”?
However it seems that RCC is not going to RIP yet! In a post made on the OCS blog earlier today the following statement was made, “Microsoft has announced the deprecation of the RCC feature for the next release of Office Communications Server, so new deployments of RCC will not be supported with the coming release. However, customers who have existing deployments of RCC can upgrade to the next release and will continue to be supported through the lifecycle of that release – a good long time.”
Thanks guys, this is great news!