Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco® Unified Communications Manager Version 7.1 Upgrades. This is a product part number change only announcement. Customers will experience no change in functionality when using the new product part numbers. The new product part numbers are designed to simplify the customer ordering process. The last day to order the affected product using the current product part numbers is May 11, 2010. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until otherwise specified in the end-of-life announcement for the new product part numbers. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
As a part of an ongoing initiative to simplify Unified Communications product ordering, starting with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Version 7.1(5), a la carte upgrades will move to Cisco Unified User Connect Licensing, a simplified licensing model that provides customers with a comprehensive and consistent way of licensing their Unified Communications products. Customers will no longer have to quote device license units and remember the required numbers for different devices. Customers will simply order a product for the applicable number of users and public-space devices.