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Is Cisco going to discontinue all its software communication tools except Webex Teams?

1. Cisco Jabber transforms to Teams.

With Cisco Jabber 12.7 release Cisco announced the "Modern Design view" which mirrors the look and feel of Webex Teams user interface.

They say the strategy is to unify its collaboration portfolio to simplify the experience for users and IT administrators.

Ok, but at the same time...

2. Webex Teams App is now available for on-prem deployments with Cisco UCM

The new "Calling in Webex Teams" solution lets you register Webex Teams to the on-prem Cisco UCM (Enterprise, BE 6000/7000, or HCS partner solution).

Here are the details - https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/cloudCollaboration/wbxt/ucmcalling/unified-cm-wbx-teams-deployment-guide/unified-cm-wbx-teams-deployment-guide_chapter_01.html

Will it just replace Cisco Jabber in couple of years?

3. Webex Teams and Webex Meetings are getting merged

Until recently Webex Teams and Webex Meetings were separate products relying on different cloud platforms.

Now Cisco brings them closer together - https://searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com/news/252465007/Cisco-unifies-Webex-calling-messaging-and-meetings

4. Cisco IP communicator, my love, reaches its end of life

And even more... The end-of-sale and end-of-life dates are announced for Cisco IP Communicator.

5. Is Cisco Meeting App next?

Now rumors are that Cisco Meeting App which is the software endpoint for Cisco Meeting Server is also going away soon.

If this is really going to happen, guess what will the replacement be?