SOURCE: Continuant

Continuant

July 20, 2015 09:19 ET

Microsoft Awards Continuant Elite Partner Status

UC Company Now in Top One Percent of Microsoft Partners Worldwide

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwired - July 20, 2015) - Continuant, a global provider of unified communications (UC) managed services, today announced that it has earned one of Microsoft's top honors, the elite Gold Partner in Communications. Earning this honor places Continuant in the top one percent of Microsoft's worldwide partners, said Bruce Shelby, Continuant's Chief Sales Officer.

Additionally, Continuant has earned competencies from Microsoft in Gold Application Development and Silver Datacenter.

According to Shelby, the Microsoft certifications fall into three categories: Gold Communications, Gold Application Development, and Silver Datacenter.

To earn Gold Communications status, Continuant had to demonstrate expertise in Skype for Business environments as well as demonstrate the ability to improve its customers' business productivity, Shelby said.

Additionally, after Microsoft completed a technical assessment of Continuant's voice experts, which included performance on exams and attainment of certifications, Microsoft placed Continuant in the elite one percent of partners worldwide.

Microsoft also awarded Continuant its Gold Application Development status, earned after Continuant demonstrated its competency in developing a custom customer-facing application on a Windows platform. After rigorous testing and review, Microsoft awarded Continuant the highest application competency available.

In addition, Microsoft awarded Continuant its Silver Datacenter status. To earn this status, Continuant had to develop Microsoft-based infrastructure datacenter solutions that were both robust and scalable. Continuant expects to upgrade this status to Gold competency in the near future, Shelby added.

Shelby acknowledged the key role that Continuant's customers play in earning such elite Microsoft status: "This elite achievement strengthens Continuant's status as a company that supports customers in implementing and managing Skype for Business and other aspects of Microsoft environments," he said.

About Continuant:

Continuant (www.continuant.com) is a leading independent provider of unified communications managed services solutions for the enterprise, with an unsurpassed record of extraordinary customer service.

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