Bell Canada Achieves Microsoft Unified Communications Competency

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					                       Bell Canada Achieves Microsoft Unified Communications
                                  Competency Voice Specialization


[Toronto, Ontario] — July 8, 2008 — Today, Microsoft announced that Bell Canada has fulfilled, through

the Microsoft Partner Program, the qualifications necessary to achieve Voice specialization within the

Microsoft Unified Communications competency.



Earning the Unified Communications competency Voice specialization requires the completion of

competency testing and a rigorous technical readiness program that includes specific staffing

requirements and an internal deployment of the complete Microsoft Unified Communications offering.

Companies who achieve the Unified Communications competency Voice specialization are qualified by

Microsoft to deploy Microsoft unified communications technologies such as Microsoft Exchange Unified

Messaging and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, including VoIP and audio, video, and

Web-conferencing.



“Bell has been providing enterprise organizations with communication solutions for over 125 years and

Microsoft unified communication technologies provide new and exciting capabilities for our customers,”

said Sean Denomey, Vice President, Bell Managed Information Systems. “As a Microsoft Gold Certified

Partner who has achieved the Unified Communications Voice specialization, our customers are assured

they are hiring a qualified professional services vendor when they choose to deploy Microsoft’s latest

unified communications voice technologies.”



“Companies such as Bell that have achieved the Microsoft Voice specialization are trained to understand

the potential that exists in Microsoft’s software powered voice technologies,” said Eric Swift, Senior

Director of product management for the Unified Communications Group at Microsoft Corp. “In this way
they can offer solutions that extend the realm of traditional telephony, including working with their

customers to create more productive business processes through unified communications.”


About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with solutions to all
their communications needs, including telephone services, wireless communications, high-
speed Internet, digital television and voice over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and
communications technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual
Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is proud to be a
Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on
Bell's products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please
visit www.bce.ca.

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