One of the features Larry likes best about his unified messaging service is the portal screen on his laptop.It provides an audible tone (as requested by Larry\u2019s profile) and a display of incoming voice mail, e-mail, and fax. By clicking on a title, Larry can listen to his voice mail using his laptop\u2019s speakers when connected to the Internet. Voice mail can also be turned into e-mail with a wave file, then forwarded to anyone with a valid e-mail address, so voice messages can be forwarded to people not using the system.The only \u201cgotcha\u201d Larry has discovered so far: The speech recognition of Larry\u2019s voice doesn\u2019t work well in a noisy environment like a baseball game or while driving the car during a rainstorm using a cell phone. But the system does appear to learn Larry\u2019s voice and commands as Larry uses the system.Another small annoyance. If Larry doesn\u2019t specifically give the system a command, the system will begin to go down a lengthy list of the commands available. Future system updates will allow Larry to personalize the command voice prompts.One of the things Larry misses on this UMS is the lack of integrated instant messaging. However, system administrators will likely add this feature in the near future.For incoming calls from any caller (not just system users), Larry receives a toll-free phone number. Advanced \u201cfollow me, find me\u201d features allow Larry to redirect callers to voice mail, his office, his cell, or his home phone number.As the system continues to add features (and as Larry continues to learn them) we\u2019ll keep you posted.