Five-Time Microsoft MVP Joins ConnectSolutions as Principal Skype Architect

Three-Time Microsoft Lync MVP and Two-Time Exchange MVP Tim Harrington Brings Expertise in Design, Architecture, and Standardization across Managed and Professional Services Teams

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, and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, today announced it has hired on Tim Harrington as Principal Skype Architect. Tim, a Microsoft Certified Master—the highest certification for Lync Server—and three-time Microsoft Lync MVP, will be tasked with building standardized offerings and setting overall vision around the company's private cloud and hybrid solutions for Skype for Business. 

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"Our hiring of Tim Harrington comes as ConnectSolutions continues to enjoy rapid growth as organizations realize their need for private-cloud solutions that bring enterprise-level security, reliability and performance to their Skype for Business deployments," said ConnectSolutions Chief Revenue Officer Glen Vondrick. "Tim brings years of experience in helping more than one million users successfully deploy and adopt Lync as their unified communication standard, and we look forward to sharing his unique expertise with our Fortune 1000 and Federal customers."

A seasoned IT consultant with deep knowledge in Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business, Tim brings special expertise in design, architecture, and standardization across professional services and managed services teams. For the past 15 years, Tim Harrington has been working with Microsoft partners, assisting in the building of project teams and delivering on Microsoft's Unified Communication stack. Most recently, Tim designed and delivered private cloud Lync Server solutions to more than one million users. Prior to this, he served as an IT consultant for a number of organizations. A regular contributor to The UC Architects Podcast, Tim graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.

"I am very excited to be joining ConnectSolutions as Skype for Business begins to take off in the enterprise and amid the company's own growth," said newly-appointed ConnectSolutions Principal Skype Architect Tim Harrington. "I've been a passionate proponent of Microsoft's unified communications technology for many years, and I look forward to sharing my technical expertise and real-world knowledge with the ConnectSolutions team and its customers."

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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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