Microsoft sets corporate IM pricing

Microsoft on Monday said it has established pricing for its upcoming corporate instant-messaging software.

The Redmond, Wash., company said its Live Communications Server 2003–first known as Greenwich and later as Real-Time Communications Server–will initially cost $929 to install and an additional $34.95 per employee. A company representative confirmed that the software will be shipped later this quarter, which ends Sept. 30, but declined to name a specific date. []

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