Technically it’s quite tricky to get MWI status from a UCM endpoint, the hybrid 
integration with spark leverages CTI for the SNR functionality, however Cisco’s 
CTI implementation does not include querying MWI status. So I guess that 
further complicates feature alignment for a hybrid system.

Kind regards

Stephen Welsh
CTO
UnifiedFX

On 13 Feb 2018, at 20:52, Lelio Fulgenzi 
<le...@uoguelph.ca<mailto:le...@uoguelph.ca>> wrote:


Fair enough. And interesting news about the push away from IPC!

Here’s my counter argument.

Cisco Spark _has_ MWI. But for the Spark cloud calling service. What it doesn’t 
have is hybrid MWI.

So the feature exists to light a lamp per se and it’s being done by one system 
currently.

Technical restrictions aside, and I’m sure there are plenty, they’ve decided 
not to implement hybrid MWI.





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From: Stephen Welsh [mailto:stephen.we...@unifiedfx.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:05 PM
To: Lelio Fulgenzi <le...@uoguelph.ca<mailto:le...@uoguelph.ca>>
Cc: Brian Meade <bmead...@vt.edu<mailto:bmead...@vt.edu>>; cisco-voip voyp list 
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Subject: Re: [cisco-voip] Spark Hybrid and MWI/Voicemail

My 2 cents…

From an Cisco Spark API perspective it’s a meeting room system as that is the 
model the User Experience is aligned for, so a long way to go for more 
traditional telephony features that are out of context for a meeting i.e. MWI.

Cisco Spark reminds me of the Windows 8 fiasco of making a desktop OS fit a 
tablet interface at the expense of normal desktop interactions, hence the swing 
back to normal desktop with Windows 10 etc. For me Cisco Spark is a "soft 
meeting" client that needs be extended to sensibly incorporate more traditional 
"soft phone" functionality/interactions.

That’s not to say Cisco Spark is not great at what it does, just that there 
needs to be more of a choice/overlap between Spark/Jabber, until then Spark 
will be more of a niche solution.

Also, it would appear all the marketing push for Cisco Spark has given Jabber a 
boost, and given Cisco have finally committed to port all relevant IP 
Communicator functionality to Jabber so IPC can be EOS that will keep Jabber at 
the primary soft phone solution for most larger organisations until Cisco can 
find a way forward with a unified soft phone solution.

Anyway, just my personal opinion, I’m sure others with disagree ;)

Kind Regards

Stephen Welsh
CTO
UnifiedFX


On 13 Feb 2018, at 17:20, Lelio Fulgenzi 
<le...@uoguelph.ca<mailto:le...@uoguelph.ca>> wrote:


I could almost get away with “if you need uccx, use jabber; else, use spark”

But to say, “if you need MWI use jabber; else, use spark” – ugh.

I guess I don’t mind having two deployments, if the Jabber deployment is small 
and manageable.

It’s a shame, really. ☹


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On Behalf Of Brian Meade
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:37 AM
To: Lelio Fulgenzi <le...@uoguelph.ca<mailto:le...@uoguelph.ca>>
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Subject: Re: [cisco-voip] Spark Hybrid and MWI/Voicemail

No UCCX support has been the big killer for us suggesting it more as a Jabber 
replacement.

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 10:34 AM, Lelio Fulgenzi 
<le...@uoguelph.ca<mailto:le...@uoguelph.ca>> wrote:
Well, that is certainly disappointing. Spark makes a softphone deployment much 
easier, but not without key features like MWI.

I hate the fact that we’re going to have to deploy both to get all the features 
we want/need.



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Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:31 AM
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Subject: Re: [cisco-voip] Spark Hybrid and MWI/Voicemail

Nothing I'm aware of.  Just completed one of these.  Basically just glorified 
SNR with URIs and some calendar integration.

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 7:38 PM, Lelio Fulgenzi 
<le...@uoguelph.ca<mailto:le...@uoguelph.ca>> wrote:

Am I missing something?

Is there no voicemail integration with Connection? No MWI?

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collaboration/spark-hybrid-services/index.html



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