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Polycom extends Microsoft deal

10 Aug 2010

Polycom has signed a multi-year, global agreement with Microsoft for integrated, end-to-end, unified communications.

Under the agreement, Polycom will create market standard UC solutions that span the enterprise, small-to-medium business, and government markets.

The solutions will include software, hardware, networking and services, and will enable customers to improve business productivity and reduce travel, telecom and IT operating costs.

"Microsoft and Polycom are committed to a roadmap that will deliver interoperable UC solutions with choice and innovation in video conferencing and customer devices that will help transform enterprise communications," said Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate VP of Unified Communication at Microsoft. "By integrating video, voice, instant messaging and conferencing solutions, Microsoft and Polycom give customers the ability to be present, anytime, anywhere."

Polycom president and CEO, Andrew Miller, added, “Polycom and Microsoft deliver a winning combination to our customers around the globe by delivering seamless, easy-to-use, high-definition communications at the click of a mouse. Polycom is 100% committed to delivering best-in-breed, standards-based, fully interoperable UC solutions to market, and Microsoft is integral in helping us achieve this goal and meet the needs of our customers."