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what is unity?

heres an easy question. :) what is unity? sorry guys if this makes anyone write a book in response to this question.

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Re: what is unity?

It's a unified messaging server that integrates with multiple phone systems, including Cisco Call Manager and supports using Exchange 55, Exchange 2000 and now Domino for the messaging back end.

For more, check out the Unity documentation here:

Re: what is unity?

Unity to me is all people no matter what race, religion, creed, color or nationality coming together for the betterment of mankind. :)

Unity in the context of this forum is a Unified Messaging system trhat among other things can be used as a voice mail system for an existing PBX or for Call Manager. It can allow the delivery of Voicemails and faxes into a users e-mail inbox for ease of management of said items(very handy for road warriors). Other options include the ability to dial in from any phone and get your e-mails read to you by a computer simulated voice (again, very handy for road warriors), a host of notification options when e-mails, voicemails and faxes are recieved and many more things than I know about. It can also act as an auto-attendant for your PBX or Call Manager phone system.

How did I do guys?


I have only been using Unity for about 3 months but I am already in love

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Re: what is unity?

hahahahaha man that defenatly gave me some laughs haha! excellent overview thanks a lot that helped. now i'm just 19, where can i get unity?


Re: what is unity?

You can download a demo version of Unity at if you have a CCO account that allows software access. You still need your own copy of Exchange, SQL/MSDE and Windows 2000 Server.

You need a PBX, such as CallManager, to hook it up to also and Cisco doesn't offer a demo version of that.