Microsoft has acquired management, reporting and analytics technology from Event Zero to enhance its Skype for Business Online communication platform.
The company will use the technology assets underlying Event Zero’s UC Commander product suite, enabling it to expand and improve the built-in management tools for Skype for Business.
“Our goal is to make the Skype for Business management tools as powerful and easy-to-use for IT professionals as Skype is for end users,” said Zig Serafin, corporate vice president of engineering for Skype for Business at Microsoft, in a blog post. “In the future, using the technology acquired today, we will be able to add strong diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities with even more extensive reporting and analytics for online audio, video conferencing and media streams — all within a unified management and admin system.”
Microsoft also plans to continue extending the platform to complement partner solutions and integrate their monitoring, reporting and analytics capabilities with Skype for Business Online management tools. This will enable partners to more easily connect on-premises deployments they manage with Office 365 services, including hybrid deployments, provisioning of phones and other endpoints.
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