Polycom Releases Microsoft Interoperable Phones

Polycom has announced that its voice desktop and conferencing portfolios will be the first that support and interoperate with the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud PBX services.

The Polycom VVX business media phones are Open-SIP interoperable phones to support Office 365 Cloud PBX services, giving customers the key additional features including a touchscreen interface, intercom, group paging and a shared line experience.

“Our relationship with Polycom has provided our customers with innovations that have allowed for the highest quality in human collaboration across the world,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Applications and Services Marketing at Microsoft. “Polycom solutions, like the Polycom VVX business media phones and the Polycom RealPresence Trio, already interoperate with Skype for Business and will provide enhanced desktop and conference room applications that will offer a superior user experience for our Office 365 Cloud PBX customers.”

Polycom’s portfolio includes more than 40 existing voice, content collaboration and video solutions that deeply integrate with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync and are qualified by Microsoft.

“We are witnessing a disruptive technology transformation that continues the trend of the demise of traditional PBX’s,” said Ashan Willy Senior Vice President, Product Management & Worldwide Systems Engineering at Polycom. “The new cloud-based communications services from Microsoft are truly game changing and Polycom is proud to participate in this journey to provide the richest, highest quality and most natural solution in the industry.”

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