Chinook Communications Introduces Hosted Lync and Enterprise Voice Integration for Microsoft Office 365

Chinook's Total Connect for Office 365 bundle enables small and medium-sized businesses to integrate cloud-based phone service across all Microsoft Office 365 Unified Messaging applications

Jul 09, 2012, 07:00 ET from Chinook Communications

SEATTLE, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinook Communications has announced the introduction of a new service offering that enables small and medium-sized businesses to easily integrate enterprise voice and other hosted Lync® services with Exchange Online Unified Messaging hosted by Microsoft® Office 365. The new service, Total Connect for Office 365, is designed for businesses seeking to maximize the productivity and cost benefits of hosted unified messaging with integrated, cloud-based phone service.

Total Connect for Office 365 includes the full support of Exchange Online Unified Messaging, including voice mail, voice to text translation, and Outlook voice access. In addition to extensive voice capabilities (including PSTN inbound and outbound calling, response groups, call hold, forward and transfer, and simultaneous ring), Lync will provide secure instant messaging, presence, audio conferencing, online conferencing, video conferencing, desktop sharing, white boarding. Customers on E3 or E4 plans can be up and running with a complete enterprise voice and unified communications solution in less than four hours.

"We are very excited about the introduction of this new product," said David Sommerville, vice president of sales and marketing. "Microsoft's Office 365 team has done an incredible job introducing people to the benefits of Unified Communications. Chinook's new service completes the experience by integrating our cloud based phone service, which includes all the features a business demands, with their existing Office 365 subscription. Office 365 customers can now replace all of their communication services, and significantly reduce their overhead burden, with a complete communications offering in the cloud."

The Total Connect for Office 365 announcement follows on the heels of Chinook Communications' release of Total Connect, the first ever production release worldwide of the Microsoft-supported Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting.

To learn more about Total Connect for Office 365 or Chinook Communications' Partner Program for hosted, multitenant Lync, visit

About Chinook Communications

With Chinook Communications, small and medium-sized businesses can have best-in-class phone, conferencing, email, collaboration, and other business services at a fraction of the cost of purchasing the hardware and licenses on their own. We offer enterprise-grade technologies to our customers as web-based services, enabling your IT team to focus on strategic operations instead of maintaining servers. If you want to improve your business operations while reducing costs, Chinook Communications is here to help. We are committed to reducing your IT overhead and providing your business with the services you need to succeed. Learn more at

David Sommerville, VP of Sales and Marketing
Chinook Communications
888 245 6851

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