A message from the product folks this afternoon.
The Cisco Unified Communications Business Unit (UCBU) is pleased to announce that Cisco Unity 5.0 is available for first customer shipment (FCS) on June 15, 2007.
Cisco Unity 5.0 delivers powerful voice, integrated, and unified messaging options that transparently integrate with Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino. It scales to meet the needs of large, multisite organizations and offers extensive personalization options, a broad range of productivity enhancing features, and powerful migration tools.
This FCS release is US English only; the multi-lingual release should be available in August 2007.
New features introduced with version 5.0:
Secure messaging: encrypted voice messages can be retrieved only through authorized clients connected to the network
Message monitor: listen to and pick up calls while a message is being recorded
Interrupted session recovery: automatically return to in-progress message composition or playback if a session ended prematurely
Cisco Unity visual message locator: use the display of a Cisco Unified IP Phone to filter, view, search, and play back voice messages
Speech access: menu navigation commands and message addressing by name to deliver "hands-free" operation
Integration with Cisco Unified Personal Communicator: access voice messages from a PC using Cisco Unified Personal Communicator
Mobile voice messages: use Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator to access messages across a variety of handsets and operating systems
Capacity enhancements: scalable up to 144 ports and a 4,000 total inbox and/or IMAP server limit, which enables wider coverage of users per server
Disaster recovery enhancements: use Standby Redundancy to place a failover server in another physical location and manually activate data replication
To learn more about Cisco Unity:
Cisco Unity 5.0 Release Notes (available June 15):
Additional Cisco Unity Documentation (available June 15):
Unity 5.0 Software Download and Instructions Page (available June 15):
Training Videos for TAC on CiscoUnityTools.com (available June 15):