Allin Achieves Microsoft Unified Communications Competency for Voice Specialization
December 01, 2008
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Allin Corporation announced it has earned its third Unified Communications competency specialization in Voice through the Microsoft Partner Program.
The Pittsburgh-based technology consulting company specialization in messaging and IM/presence, says it earned the Voice specialization after completing competency testing and a technical readiness program that includes specific staffing requirements and an internal deployment of the complete Microsoft Unified Communications offering.
The idea behind the competency testing for Microsoft partners is to allow them to deploy Microsoft unified communications technologies such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, including VoIP and audio-, video-, and Web- conferencing.
“The Microsoft Partner Program and Voice specialization provides partners with technical, marketing, networking and sales resources necessary to drive stronger, more profitable business results for customers," said Eric Swift, senior director of product management for the Unified Communications Group at Microsoft.
Microsoft partners that have achieved Voice specialization are considered experts at integrating VoIP, unified messaging and conferencing with Microsoft unified communications technologies, according to Swift.
Allin provides enterprise organizations with telephony and unified communications solutions and with the most recent certification is expected to have employed enterprise presence and IM, including collaboration with Microsoft, for some time now, according to Andrew Saletra, strategic relationship manager at Allin.
Our conventional phone system was replaced with a Microsoft platform solution with full VoIP capability including the ability to work with Office Communications Server 2007 and voicemail hosted on Exchange Server 2007,” said Allin. “Voicemail messages appear seamlessly in our Inbox and we can access our Inbox and voicemail on the road with Microsoft Outlook Voice Access capability. In addition everyone at Allin can take advantage of the integrated media experience offered by Office Communications Server 2007 for conference calls and meetings.”
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Edited by Tim Gray