BroadSoft Announces Compatibility With Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Skype for Business

BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) today announced that its BroadWorks®, BroadCloud® and UC-One® unified communication and collaboration solutions are now compatible with Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Skype for Business, two of the industry’s leading productivity and collaboration platforms.

The interoperability will add BroadSoft UC-One’s robust, context-sensitive voice, video, mobility, screen- and file-sharing functionality to Microsoft’s conferencing, instant messaging and presence platforms for businesses — all accessible through a single interface.

BroadSoft used Microsoft’s software developer kit to enable its solutions to be compatible with Skype for Business, Skype for Business Online, Lync 2013 and Lync 2010, reflecting BroadSoft’s longstanding commitment to open platforms and the interoperability of its communication and collaboration services with other devices, systems and applications.

“We’re working with the biggest brands in the industry to build an unparalleled ecosystem of interoperable solutions,” says Michael Tessler, president and chief executive officer, BroadSoft. “We are working hard to ensure that both service providers and their customers are provided with collaborative communication solutions that are compatible with their productivity software of choice — without sacrificing carrier-class scale, reliability and security.”

“BT Wholesale is excited to be one of the first service providers to offer a combined hosted BroadSoft UC-One and Microsoft Lync or Skype for Business cloud solution to the UK reseller channel,” said Steve Best, managing director of products, BT Wholesale. “By deeply integrating our powerful HD voice and UC capabilities with cloud-based Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business and Office, our wholesalers will be able to address Microsoft’s large UK customer base with an exciting new productivity solution.”

BroadSoft will demonstrate the new interoperable BroadSoft-Microsoft interface this week during BroadSoft Connections 2015, BroadSoft’s annual global users’ conference and one of the largest events of its kind in the industry.

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About BroadSoft:

BroadSoft is the leading provider of cloud software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol networks. The Company’s core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling, messaging and collaboration communication services, including private branch exchanges, video calling, text messaging and converged mobile and fixed-line services. For additional information, visit