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April 09, 2012

Microsoft News - ThinkTel Demonstrates 'Best-in-Class' Ability to Meet Microsoft Customer Needs

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Microsoft (News - Alert) provides gold or silver competencies to companies which showcase special abilities to specific, proven skill sets to their customers, and should be able to cater to the changing needs of Microsoft’s customers.

ThinkTel (News - Alert) Communications was awarded a Microsoft Gold Communication competency and a Silver Hosting competency that recognized its technology success and customer commitment.

ThinkTel asserted that its expertise is in offering highly reliable and adaptable voice, video and data services, including enterprise-grade SIP trunking, wholesale VoIP and Hosted or Managed Microsoft Lync services. It is also the only Canadian company independently qualified by Microsoft to deliver SIP Trunking services for Lync and OCS R2.

The Gold competency is awarded to companies that demonstrate the deepest, most consistent commitment to a specific, in-demand, business solution area, and prove their level of technology expertise through challenging examination. Silver competency lets companies enjoy a clear path to showcase their skill set in today’s competitive environment.

ThinkTel has been a member of the Microsoft Partner Network since 2008, and has deployed, managed and voice-enabled Microsoft Lync for customers across Canada. Now with the Gold Communication competency, it can build a successful Lync practice by differentiating its expertise through distinguished branding. It will also be able to increase its value to existing customers and expand its reach to newer customers.

As a Microsoft partner with the Silver Hosting competency, ThinkTel will access marketing and sales materials for hosted services and can avail unlimited Technical Presales Assistance that can be used for competitive assistance, business value and proof-of-concept guidance.

“With seven offices across Canada as well as remote workers, we can testify first-hand to the impact Lync has on productivity and ultimately, the bottom line,” said ThinkTel CEO Dave Damer. “Achieving the Gold Communication competency with Microsoft sets the stage for us to accelerate our Lync-based voice solutions practice and embrace the corporate trend to retire legacy PBX (News - Alert) systems in favor of SIP and unified communications.”

Edited by Braden Becker

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