Mitel Demonstrates Continued Momentum with Microsoft in Unified Communications

    Unveils New Customers, Feature Updates to Mitel Unified Communications
    Built Upon Microsoft Software

    OTTAWA, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Mitel(R), the trusted provider of unified
communications solutions, today joined other industry leaders at the worldwide
Microsoft Unified Communications Launch 2007 in San Francisco. Mitel announced
it will use the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 platform including
its call management capabilities for a future generation of solutions. Mitel
optimizes Office Communications Server 2007 today to deliver a rich unified
communications experience to businesses. Mitel is building solutions today on
Office Communications Server 2007 to focus both on specific vertical markets
and small and medium businesses, a historical stronghold for Mitel.
    Mitel has a long-standing commitment to build on the Microsoft platform
and is extending that with Office Communications Server 2007. Microsoft and
Mitel share a long-term vision of software-powered communications. With the
announced availability of Office Communications Server 2007, Mitel will
feature its unified communications solutions with Microsoft to provide new and
existing customers, including over 100,000 users already addressed by the
Mitel unified communications solution that integrates with the Microsoft
software, a paced, easy and rewarding migration roadmap with a seamless
software upgrade.
    Mitel's vision that mission critical voice communications-based
applications must seamlessly integrate with other business solutions to
enhance the user experience and the effectiveness of "in the moment"
interactions has underpinned its relationship with Microsoft. Together, the
companies are facilitating the rapid integration of solutions that enable
customers to evolve their communications environment and solve common business
challenges such as dispersed teams, disjointed communications, and complicated
collaboration efforts in a global environment.
    "Mitel was early to the unified communications table, first with
real-time collaboration and continues as one of Microsoft's partners with
Office Communications Server 2007," said Gurdeep Singh Pal, corporate vice
president, Unified Communications Group, at Microsoft. "Together, we will
continue to demonstrate the value of Mitel's solutions that integrate with
Microsoft's solutions to help customers streamline communications between
people and organizations, regardless of medium, modality, platform, device or
    Multimate (, one of the fastest growing home improvement
specialty retailer in the Netherlands, and Bowman and Brooke
(*), a large multi-state law firm in the U.S., are two
of the many Mitel customers who have benefited from the easy integration of
the Mitel 3300 IP Communications Platform (ICP), Mitel Live Business Gateway
and Microsoft to unify their communications and improve employee productivity.
    "In the competitive 'Do It Yourself' retail market, being innovative and
reliable in automation sets us apart from competition towards our
franchisers," said Jerry Otto, IT and communications infrastructure manager,
Multimate Head Office. "The combined Microsoft Office Communications Server
2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Mitel IP communications with Mitel
Mobile Extension not only adds value to our centralized IT and communications
services offering, it enables co-workers from the head office to work and
communicate in a standardized way in any of our 75 franchise outlets."
    The 3300 ICP, operating as a gateway and using industry-standard
protocols, allows for a customers' legacy voice infrastructure to benefit from
the integrated unified communications solutions of Mitel and Microsoft.
Mitel's Live Business Gateway currently allows for the full benefits of the
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 to be extended to such Mitel
applications as Mobile Extension, Contact Center, Attendant Console, Mitel
5300 Intelligent Directory and Mitel IP Phones. These solutions are available
today and are featured at Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC).
    "Mitel has been unwavering in its commitment to providing customers with
the ability to lever their Microsoft infrastructure as a platform for enhanced
office collaboration," said Paul Butcher, president and chief operating
officer, Mitel. "We add value to Microsoft's core applications and
collaboration suite by providing a comprehensive unified communications
solution to knowledge workers, office workgroups, and beyond, while reaching
to the specialized communications needs of employees in vertical markets who
operate away from the PC."
    Mitel will be joining Microsoft for the Office Communications 2007 launch
events in various locations throughout the world.
    Additional information about the Mitel and Microsoft partnership can be
found at (

    About Mitel

    Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners and resellers
worldwide, Mitel is a leading provider of integrated communications solutions
and services for business customers. Following its merger with Inter-Tel,
Inc., Mitel offers customers greater flexibility and choice of solutions, from
basic business communications to sophisticated unified communications, from
pre-packaged to tailored applications, and from an outright capital purchase
to a managed service. For more information, please visit

    Mitel and logo are registered trademarks of Mitel Networks Corporation.

    Inter-Tel and the Inter-Tel logo are trademarks of Mitel Networks

    All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    (*) See separate release titled: "Bowman and Brooke Moves to Mitel
    Unified Communications" - Oct. 16, 2007.

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