Well here’s one you wouldn’t have expected to see. Gartner have placed Microsoft and Lync ahead of Cisco in their Unified Communications Magic Quadrant.
Gartner have put Cisco and Microsoft level for Ability to Execute however Microsoft have been placed ahead in Vision. You can read the full article at http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1YWQWK0&ct=140806&st=sb. Well done Microsoft. Now if work can be done to address the cautions that Gartner have identified then the position will be even stronger.