Microsoft and Polycom Work Together for End-to-End Unified Communications

Polycom, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have signed a multi-year, strategic global agreement, in order to improve business productivity for customers and deliver end-to-end unified communications. Polycom will develop and market UC solutions for enterprises, small-to-medium businesses, and government markets, encompassing software, hardware, networking, and services, in order to help customers improve productivity while reducing travel and costs.

Intermedia Launches Hosted PBX Service

Recently, Intermedia launched its hosted PBX service, a VoIP-based service that integrates with Intermedia's hosted Exchange e-mail service to enable customers to access hosted PBX and unified communications features.

Hosted PBX is managed from Intermedia's HostPilot Control Panel, which provides a single point of communications control for customers. The service comes with voice menu, hunt groups to route calls in order to get the important ones answered quickly, flat rate monthly charges with unlimited calling for users in the US and Canada, along with several other features.