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ConnectSolutions Introduces New Hosted UC Offering

July 22, 2013 | Joshua Parker

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 22, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ConnectSolutions, a provider of hosted enterprise-class unified communications (UC) technologies for small business, enterprise and government, announced an important upgrade to its Microsoft Lync-based hosted offering, ConnectSolutions NextUC. ConnectSolutions' market-leading "instant on" messaging, video and audio capabilities have been enabled for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack released for general availability in June. All new and current ConnectSolutions' customers will be upgraded at no additional cost.

This upgrade makes ConnectSolutions one of the first providers to deliver the highly advanced capabilities of Microsoft Lync 2013 in a secure, highly scalable and hosted offering that can literally be deployed in minutes. End users will be able to visit the ConnectSolutions Website and be up and running with a robust, feature-rich Lync 2013 experience in less than 10 minutes. A significantly enhanced ConnectSolutions onboarding experience makes this approach an attractive alternative to installing and managing Lync 2013 on-premises, particularly for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and other organizations with limited IT resources.

"We are excited that ConnectSolutions has chosen the Lync Multitenant Hosting Pack as the basis of their UC as a Service offering," said Roy King, Senior Manager, Lync. "We really appreciate their involvement in our Technology Adoption Program and their commitment to get SMB's up and running with a full featured unified communications Microsoft Lync experience within a few minutes.

The Lync-enabled ConnectSolutions service offers IT administrators significant benefits, including improved organizational and end-user security and scalability improvements of up to 500 percent. End users will also benefit from a Lync 2013 desktop client with improved usability and a mobile client with dialing, meeting and presence enhancements, as well as from the recently released Lync app for Windows Phone and iOS mobile platforms.

ConnectSolutions' CEO and co-founder Michael Fitzpatrick said, "We are committed to ensuring that organizations of all sizes or types -- from SMBs to the largest enterprises -- have seamless access to the most advanced UC capabilities. This upgrade enables us to combine our "instant on" communication service with Lync's impressive messaging and presence and video conferencing offering to more organizations and end-users, across multiple devices, including desktop phones, conferencing equipment and video endpoints."

About ConnectSolutions

ConnectSolutions is the leading managed-cloud provider of unified communications (UC) solutions for small business, enterprise and government. ConnectSolutions MeetingCloud(TM) platform delivers an innovative, scalable cloud service that lowers total cost of UC ownership. We are the trusted provider of eLearning, collaboration and communication solutions that are reliable and secure. At ConnectSolutions, we ensure your success through essential architecture, adoption, and support services. For more information, visit

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