TELUS (NYSE:TU) has unveiled Outlook Voice Access, part of Microsoft Exchange 2007, which allows users to dictate, hear and forward new e-mails, as well as manage their calendar and contacts, by voice access using a toll-free number on any phone line.

The new service is part of the company's growing suite of enhanced unified communications tools designed for small and midsize businesses. To ensure sensitive data is safe, the tools are secured with network segmentation, multiple layers of protection, Cisco's IronPort enterprise e-mail and Web security gateway appliances, and are hosted by TELUS Internet Data Centers.

"Today, we've increased the convenience of accessing e-mail, calendars and shared documents when and where clients need them for ultimate productivity," Brian MacIntosh, TELUS vice-president of managed IT and collaboration solutions, said in a statement.