Today, the Unified Communications Group is pleased to kick off the initial charter of the Microsoft Unified Communications Consultant Program (UCCP), a program designed to provide consultants with the resources needed to enhance their expertise in Microsoft unified communication solutions.

The UCCP offers consultants a rich forum to develop direct and ongoing relationships with Microsoft subject matter experts, consultant program managers, product group teams and executive leadership, while learning firsthand about the benefits customers and partners are experiencing with Microsoft unified communications solutions.  The goal of the UCCP is to help consultants evaluate Microsoft unified communications products and effectively translate their expertise into exciting, new opportunities for their customers.  

 

The initial charter of the UCCP has engaged a small group of independent telecom consultants who are experienced in delivering strategic assessments, Request for Proposal (RFP) development, and the evaluation process and product selection of unified communications technologies for enterprise clients. 


UCCP charter consultants will have access to a number of information vehicles and exclusive benefits including: 

  • A dedicated Microsoft consultant program lead and single point-of-contact for all information requests and program questions. 
  • An exclusive member-only website to provide a single source for easy access to information.
  • A monthly bulletin detailing Microsoft’s unified communications business and technical resources.  
  • One full-day UC consultant program briefing by Microsoft executives and subject matter experts.    
  • A quarterly speaker series featuring customers and partners.  
  • Invitations to in-person events and regular one-on-one discussions with Microsoft subject matter experts to develop and share best practices.

Consultants are a critical link to the enterprise customer, and the UCCP will serve as an effective venue for increased dialogue among Microsoft, consultants, partners and potential customers. Our Microsoft unified communications experts are looking forward to receiving the consultant’s input and feedback which will not only help guide the program’s offerings and shape the development of a future, broad UCCP but also influence future product development in unified communications.

For more information on the Microsoft Unified Communications Consultant Program, please contact UCCP@microsoft.com.