Microsoft Lync Server 2013 provides the instant messaging, conferencing, and enterprise voice capabilities your customers want, delivered through a single, easy-to-use interface that works across PCs, browsers, and mobile devices. As a systems integrator (SI) in the Microsoft Partner Network, you can capitalize on this growing market by deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2013 for your customers—and generate ongoing revenue from maintenance, support, and other managed services.
Download the FY15 SI partner playbook to start building your go-to-market strategy.
The Lync Hardware Catalog helps you to increase business agility and compete more effectively, and offers opportunities for substantial savings. It provides production pilots and proofs of concept (POCs) along with defined service-level agreements, value-added services, and sales support.
Accelerate your Lync sales and deployments by taking advantage of hardware offers that include USB audio and video devices, IP phones, and gateways.
- Gateways: AudioCodes, Dialogic, Ferrari Electronic AG, Sonus
- IP phones: Aastra, Polycom, snom
- USB audio and video devices: Jabra, Logitech, Microsoft Hardware, Plantronics, Sennheiser Communications
- Video solutions: LifeSize, Polycom, Radvision
- Novus LLC
- ScanSource Communications
- SoTel Systems
- Westcon (North America) and Westcon Convergence (Europe, Middle East, and Africa [EMEA])
The Lync Hardware Catalog is an online resource available to SIs who have attained the Silver or Gold Communications competency.
For additional information about the catalog or its contents send an email.
Lync hardware partners also offer product support for SIs. Review these documents to learn about available support options.
Lync Hardware Support catalog data sheet
Lync Hardware Support catalog
Sales webcast: Winning in Competitive Scenarios with LyncSales webcast: Microsoft Lync 2010: How to Answer Common QuestionsResponding to Cisco Web Claims about Lync 2010Microsoft comparison video: End-User Experience – Setting Single Number ReachMicrosoft comparison video: End-User Experience – Setting Call Forwarding
For other competitive partner resources visit:Microsoft competitive selling pageMicrosoft Business Productivity Platform — Why Microsoft?
Customer Immersion ExperienceDemo Showcase SuiteLync and Exchange Deployment Planning ServicesUnified Communications Request for Proposal (RFP) Toolkit for Lync 2010
Microsoft Lync Compatible Devices: overview presentationPhones and devices that qualify for Microsoft Lync
Microsoft Lync Partner EcosystemMicrosoft Lync Partner Finder
Microsoft Lync compatible device slides for customer presentations
Microsoft Lync device partner programs for systems integrators, voice-specialized partners, and resellers
Microsoft Premier Support for Lync Partners is a support offering available exclusively to Microsoft partners that have earned the Gold Communications competency and that have been certified to provide a Microsoft-backed maintenance solution for Lync voice deployments. Learn more about the benefits of the program, and how you can become certified.Get details about Microsoft Premier Support for Lync Partners
Demonstrate your solid expertise with Lync solutions by earning the Communications competency. Competency membership enables your business to capitalize on market opportunities through tailored program benefits such as internal-use software licenses; valuable technical, support, and sales resources; and eligibility for special programs designed to increase your sales revenue and margins.Learn about the competency