Microsoft Jumps Into Enterprise IM
UPDATE: The enterprise version of Microsoft's MSN Messenger IM service will feature technology from FaceTime and IMlogic.Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday its own entrant in the enterprise instant messaging space, following recent similar moves by consumer IM rivals Yahoo Inc. and America Online Inc. The enterprise version of Microsofts MSN Messenger IM service will be known as MSN Messenger Connect for Enterprises. The service will be based on Microsofts consumer IM service, MSN Messenger, but will add FaceTime Communications Inc.s IM Director application development platform and IMlogic Inc.s IM Manager gateway software for logging, auditing and securing messages. It will also include identity management and administration capabilities.
FaceTime and IMlogic provided similar technology for AOL, which launched Enterprise AIM Services earlier this month, and Yahoo, which launched Yahoo Messenger Enterprise Edition 1.0 last month.