07th Jan 2013

ThinkTel partners with Techtra to offer clients a complete Unified Communications solution powered by Microsoft Lync and SharePoint Server.

Edmonton and Montreal, Canada (January 7, 2013) – ThinkTel, the first and only Canadian company to be independently qualified by Microsoft’s standards to deliver SIP Trunking directly to Microsoft® Lync™, is proud to partner with Techtra, a Microsoft Partner with numerous Gold competencies and a specialist in Microsoft® SharePoint® Server Platform solutions (collaboration, business intelligence, document management, etc.).

This new partnership allows us to provide our clients with a complete Unified Communications (UC) solution that seamlessly integrates SharePoint and Lync to help increase collaboration and improve staff efficiency at a lower cost.

Lync works with SharePoint to provide more functionality, happier users and better return on investment. Some of the major ways that Lync and SharePoint integrate to provide users with a seamless experience includes:

  • Online presence indicator next to an individual’s name wherever their name appears in a site collection in SharePoint.
  • Assist in providing colleague suggestions for use in SharePoint My Sites, My Profiles and People Search.
  • Through Lync, provide access to SharePoint people and skills search including names and skills and a link to the user’s My Site.
  • Automated workflow between SharePoint and Lync
  • Real-time document co-authoring
  • Export meeting recordings to SharePoint
  • SharePoint MySite photo displayed in Lync

“SharePoint Server and Lync are leading UC platforms that allow organizations to improve productivity, enhance collaboration and ultimately drive down cost. These platforms allow our customers to connect offices from around the world and replace outdated, legacy systems. We’re delighted to partner with Techtra, a trusted Microsoft Partner with an extensive list of reference deployments, to provide our customers with a leading SharePoint solution. This new partnership also enables clients to light up their SharePoint solution with Microsoft Lync presence and enterprise voice, empowering them to benefit from a complete UC solution.”– Dave Damer, President & CEO, ThinkTel

“The integration of communication systems and Microsoft collaborative platforms now allow organizations to communicate more easily and more quickly than ever before. The speed at which the market is evolving, makes it important for businesses to keep to date with the market. By combining Microsoft platform functionalities with Thinktel and Techtra expertise, organizations will have access to a group of experts to work with in all project phases that are required in setting up high-level integrated solutions.” – André Larose, President, Techtra

About ThinkTel

ThinkTel, a division of Distributel Communications, is a provider of advanced voice and unified communications services catering to enterprise, wholesale and SMB customers. With service in over 1,000 centres across Canada, ThinkTel continually innovates to meet the demanding standards of the country’s largest organizations.

A proud Microsoft Partner since 2008, ThinkTel has earned a Gold Competency in Communications, as well as Silver Competencies in Hosting and MidMarket Solution Provider. ThinkTel is the first and only Canadian company independently qualified by Microsoft’s standards to deliver SIP Trunking directly to Microsoft Lync.

About Techtra

For more than 20 years, Techtra has been working with organizations to help them maximize and improve their technological practices and business processes.

Specialized in Microsoft technologies and platforms, Techtra is a Microsoft Partner with numerous Gold competencies and a recipient of several awards notably in the fields of business intelligence and integrated management of content and information.

Techtra offers a wide range of products and services, supported by their strategic advisers and certified technological experts, for any Microsoft solutions including those relating to infrastructure, business intelligence, document management, customer relationship management and collaboration.

For more information, please visit their Web site, at http://www.techtra.ca/ and/or http://www.mail2share.ca/