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TMCNet:  Microsoft Certifies Polycom RealPresence Group Series for Office 365

[June 12, 2017]

Microsoft Certifies Polycom RealPresence Group Series for Office 365

Polycom (News - Alert) Inc, a leader in enterprise grade business communication solutions, announced today that the Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series, an industry-leading in-room video conferencing solution, is the first and only standards-based video solution to be certified for Microsoft (News - Alert)® Skype™ for Business online in Office 365™.

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Polycom Group Series is the first and only standards-based video solution to be certified for Microsoft® Skype (News - Alert)™ for Business online in Office 365™ (Graphic: Business Wire)

Customers are now getting an enhanced Skype for Business meeting experience in an Office 365 environment, thanks to Polycom's award-winning audio and video conferencing. With solutions like the Polycom® EagleEye™ Director II camera that follows the active speaker around the room, high-definition audio and dual screen support, meeting participants will feel as though they're in the same room. Customers using RealPresence Group Series will also have the benefit of a familiar Skype for Business user interface and workflow.

"Polycom's audio and video solutions provide our teams with high quality collaboration experiences that positively impact our productivity," said William Adams, Global Infrastructure manager for LORD Corporation. "Harnessing the power of Microsoft Skype for Business via RealPresene Group Series gives us a multitude of meeting capabilities that break down communication barriers."

The certification offers more flexibility and choice on how Office 365 customers experience meetings. RealPresence Group Series joins a portfolio of Polycom video solutions certified to work with Skype for Business and Office 365. Polycom is developing a next generation Skype Room System, the Polycom® MSR Series, to offer customers a native Skype experience in the conference room. Customers with existing Cisco (News - Alert) endpoints can still connect with Office365 by using Polycom® RealConnect™ for Office 365 -the service that connects Cisco, Polycom and other vendors' endpoints to Skype for Business online seamlessly.

"For more than 14 years, Microsoft has been one of Polycom's most valued partners and together, we have brought the most powerful collaboration experiences to our customers," said Amy Barzdukas, Chief Marketing Officer, Polycom. "This certification means the Office365 meeting experience just got even better."

Polycom has developed the largest portfolio of voice and video solutions with more than 40 directly integrating with Microsoft platforms, including Skype for Business on premises and in Office 365, Microsoft Lync, Active Directory and Exchange. The Polycom Group Series solutions will be listed on the Microsoft TechNet site and the Skype for Business Partner Solution Catalog for Skype for Business online/Office 365.

For more information on how this certification impacts our customers, please see our blog post.

About Polycom

Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.

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