If you've observed the computing industry over the last ten years, you know there have been significant changes over this period. For example, in 2001, Microsoft announced that they would no longer sell or ship Windows 95. The new, collaborative encyclopedia called Wikipedia went live. Apple introduced the first version of OSX and a new personal music device called the iPod. And, also in 2001, Quest Software introduced a new tool for reporting and analysis of messaging environments called MessageStats. Doesn't seem that long ago, if you ask me!

To celebrate the innovations that MessageStats has brought to messaging, we conducted a series of interviews that we'll be providing in this Community. We'll also be sharing how some of our 17 million users have relied on MessageStats in their environment for automated management, reporting, forecasting growth and pre-migration planning.

In our first interview, Microsoft Exchange MVP David Sengupta, author and contributor to a number of books about messaging, directories, and systems management provided a historical perspective of the evolution of the messaging marketplace over the last 10 years. He specifically calls out the changes in the last few years describing accommodations to a more unified communications model and gives us his perspective on the factors that brought about the unified communications movement. David concludes the interview by providing us with his perspective as to where he sees the messaging marketplace heading in the next few years. If you didn't see the video when you arrived in the Community, you might want to go to the Overview tab. It appears prominently in the center column.

And, keep an eye out for our next episode in this series, where Joel Blaiberg, PM for MessageStats discusses the benefits that MessageStats provides for migrating to new messaging technologies. Special thanks are extened to Darin Pendergraft for moderating the interview series.

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