BT markets Microsoft cloud services

BT has secured a deal with Microsoft to deliver integrated cloud computing and unified solutions services to its business customers.  BT is the first carrier selected to resell the Microsoft Online Service suite to enterprise organizations.

BT Global Services Global Portfolio, VP Neil Sutton , said “this agreement enables BT and Microsoft to provide large organisationz with fully integrated cloud-based business collaboration tools, while reducing their overall networked IT and infrastructure costs. The services will also allow customers to build on existing legacy systems, while integrating voice and data applications.”

Under the deal BT  will integrate Microsoft’s product suite into its 21CN network. BT customers will have access to Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite, including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Communications Online and Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

BT will also deliver a full integration with its Global Onevoice service later in the year, leveraging SIP capabilities within its voice VPN platform.

Microsoft Online corporate VP Ron Markezich said  “today’s agreement marks a significant step forward. Through our work with BT, Microsoft will be better enabled to deliver productivity solutions for a growing number of businesses worldwide that are looking for new ways to control costs and do more with less.”