August 17, 2013
Lync Migration Week in Review
By Monica Gleberman
Another week has come to an end and you might have missed some of the headlines throughout the past few busy days. So, enjoy your Saturday and review some of the big stories from the week below.
This week, InterCall (News - Alert) released its first external conferencing business service to its clients. The new solution will allow users to enable a public switched telephone network user and an Internet protocol audio user to be on the same call all through Microsoft (News - Alert).
“With ECC Lync Edition, clients gain global conferencing coverage with superior audio quality and an easy-to-use interface,” said Rob Bellmar, senior vice president of conferencing & collaboration at InterCall. “Attaching our cloud to their Lync environment allows seamless access and integration for on and off-network participants.”
The solution will help eliminate country-specific restrictions, compliance issues, and allow for more enterprises to collaborate within a network.
Layer2, a German company, also released a new solution this week for its Microsoft SharePoint platform. The new solution, Knowledge Management Suite, will add a slew of new features and capabilities that were not available before.
Users can expect the new features to run within the SharePoint .NET (News - Alert) framework and add applications such as Taxonomy Manager, which will organize directory structures, or Tag Suggestor, which will provide automatic content classification.
Australian’s can finally go virtual with Microsoft Office 365 after an announcement came that Exoprise and Pardyne would be working together to bring a cloud-based suite to the country for the first time.
"Visibility and control are essential for enterprises looking to move their mission-critical applications to the cloud," Loryan Strant, Microsoft Office 365 MVP and CEO at Paradyne, said in a statement. "By providing end to end performance visibility of their Office 365 services, Exoprise's Cloud Ready Monitor solution gives users the confidence they need to take full advantage of all the benefits of the cloud."
The new agreement will allow the companies to work together to make the implementation of Microsoft Office 365 as easy as possible.
"We are very excited to partner with Paradyne and extend the availability of our cloud-based monitoring solutions to the Australian market," said Warren Mead, vice president of channel and sales for Exoprise. "Paradyne is a Microsoft Born in the Cloud partner and has played a major role in driving the adoption of Office 365 in Australia."
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