ConnectSolutions Achieves Microsoft Gold Communications Partner Competency for Skype for Business

ConnectSolutions Demonstrates Best-in-Class Capability and Market Leadership through Technology Success and Customer Commitment

May 20, 2015, 09:00 ET from ConnectSolutions

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectSolutions (CoSo), the trusted private-cloud solutions provider for Skype for Business and Adobe Connect, today announced it has attained a Gold Communications Partner competency for Skype for Business, demonstrating a "best-in-class" ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top one percent of Microsoft's partner ecosystem. The company's CoSo Cloud for Skype for Business is a secure, reliable private-cloud solution for fully customized enterprise communications, conferencing and collaboration occurring over Microsoft's line of Skype for Business products.

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"We are very excited to receive validation from Microsoft for our CoSo Cloud solution, which helps customers looking to trial, deploy, or transition to Skype for Business identify and reach their customized unified communications goals," said Michael Fitzpatrick, CEO of ConnectSolutions. "Wherever our customers are in their journey, we will be there to ensure they are able to participate in this new era of business communications on their own terms, using Skype for Business in the way that works best for them."

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To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

"By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology," said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top one percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology."

With over 400 unified communications customer deployments representing millions of end users, ConnectSolutions is already working with customers transitioning to Skype for Business to ensure their system is always up and running, performing at a high quality, and secure. As part of each customer's unique unified communications journey, ConnectSolutions delivers:

  • Fully customized builds
  • Seamless business process integrations
  • Rapid deployment and adoption
  • The most stringent security protections

Since its inception, ConnectSolutions has delivered unrivaled expertise in the deployment and ongoing management of mission-critical collaboration solutions for global enterprises and government agencies. Today's companies leverage the CoSo Suite to realize rapid scalable deployment, reliable service, and efficient control of ConnectSolutions' best-of-breed communication and collaboration tools.

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About ConnectSolutions
ConnectSolutions (CoSo), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Adobe Gold Solution Partner, is the trusted private-cloud solutions provider for Microsoft Skype for Business and Adobe Connect. With more than 8 billion minutes of cloud collaboration delivered, CoSo products, services, and unrivaled expertise are relied upon by mid-market businesses, global enterprises and government agencies to deliver a superior customer experience in the deployment and ongoing management of mission-critical collaboration solutions.

The CoSo Suite of managed service offerings exceed the security, reliability and quality requirements of typical collaboration systems and are trusted by such commercial organizations as General Motors, KPMG, AMD and Raytheon as well as such government organizations as the Department of Defense, FEMA, and the Transportation Security Administration.

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