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NACR Recognized as Launch Partner for Microsoft Skype for Business
NACR Has Certification and Training to Support Adoption and Deployment of New Skype for Business

EAGAN, Minn., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology solutions expert NACR is pleased to announce that it has been named a Skype for Business Launch Partner by Microsoft. The new Skype for Business product brings together the familiar experience of Skype with the security, compliance, and control of Microsoft Lync, transforming the way people communicate by extending communications beyond the walls of businesses to reach customers and partners, anytime, anywhere.

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NACR is a leading global provider of best-in-class communications solutions and services, and a trusted advisor to more than 5,500 customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune ® 100 and global enterprises. The company works closely with Microsoft and other technology innovators to integrate the latest hardware, software, and applications into end-to-end solutions for diverse markets.

Having completed Microsoft Lync Master certification and Skype for Business elite training, NACR is recognized by Microsoft as a launch partner that is qualified to help customers with the adoption and deployment of the Skype for Business solution. Launch partners are companies that have demonstrated a high level of certifications, experience, training, and commitment to the Skype for Business platform, and are prepared to assist customers in:

  • Addressing any or all aspects of the planning, deployment, operations, and adoption lifecycle
  • Optimizing hybrid cloud deployments with Office 365 and server-based environments
  • Developing an end-to-end solution with other devices, applications, and infrastructure

In addition to being a Skype for Business Launch Partner, NACR is a Lync Certified Support Partner (LCSP), with in-house experts that have the highest level of Lync support accreditation and direct access to level 3 and 4 Microsoft engineers. NACR also has advanced competencies in Microsoft UC and messaging, and provides "day 2" maintenance and monitoring support for Lync-based voice and UC solutions through the NACR Ovation Managed Services portfolio.

"As we at NACR continue to build our Microsoft capabilities, we are excited to achieve this recognition and to support the launch of this important new product," said John F. Lyons, President and CEO of NACR. "Besides recognizing our expertise in Microsoft and UC, being a launch partner gives NACR more opportunities to help customers improve communication, collaboration, and the value of technology across their organizations."

To learn more about NACR and Skype for Business, customers can talk to their NACR representative or contact the company at 1-888-321-NACR (6227).

About NACR
As a leading global provider of business communications solutions and services since 1993, NACR has been a trusted advisor to more than 40% of the Fortune 100 companies, helping them use technology to enhance the collaboration, contact center, and data communication experience. As part of ConvergeOne, we serve as a single source for consulting, implementation, project management, training, maintenance, and managed services that improve productivity, efficiency, and customer service. With a team of over 1,000 customer-focused and certified employees, we have consistently been recognized by our partners, suppliers, and customers for excellence. For more information, visit:


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