28 October 2011

ComputerTalk Technology a Unified Communications Innovation Partner of the Year Finalist in the 2011 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards

Written by Martin Borowski, Posted in ComputerTalk, Microsoft

ComputerTalk finalist in 2011 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards

Microsoft Canada Inc recognizes achievements of leading Canadian technology partners’.

ComputerTalk would like to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in the Unified Communications Innovation Partner of the Year category for the 2011 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. The ninth annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within the Microsoft technology partner community in Canada.

“Technology partners are at the core of Microsoft’s business.” said Neil Tanner, Vice-President, Small Business, Midmarket Solutions & Partners, Microsoft Canada Inc. “We are honoured to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of industry leaders like ComputerTalk through the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. We are proud to work with them as they deliver innovative solutions to mutual customers. ”

ComputerTalk was chosen as a finalist in Unified Communications Innovation Partner of the Year for their ice product. Ice is a powerful, all-in-one Contact Center platform which focuses on adoption of Microsoft Lync Voice, SharePoint, and Dynamics CRM. Building upon its contact center and self-service roots, ice combined with Microsoft’s UC capabilities results in a powerhouse of ROI-generating applications

ComputerTalk along with other technology partner winners and finalists in each of the award categories, will be honored at an award ceremony in Toronto on November 30, 2011.


About the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards

In 2003, Microsoft Canada Inc. launched the IMPACT Awards, a program to recognize the numerous achievements within it’s technology Partner community. This year’s awards program is bigger than ever with over 35 award categories designed to recognize excellence across Microsoft Partner Network competencies, emerging technologies, community involvement as well as sales, marketing and partnering excellence.

The IMPACT Awards are open to Active Canadian members of the Microsoft Partner Network.

For a list of all 2011 finalists, and more information on the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards, please visit http://www.microsoft.ca/awards.

04 October 2011

What Windows 8 means to ComputerTalk. Part 9 of 9. Microsoft Build 2011 - Windows 8

Written by Chris Bardon, Posted in ComputerTalk, Microsoft, Windows 8

After several posts discussing what Windows 8 is in a more general sense, this one is going to try to focus on what it means to ComputerTalk specifically. This means that if you’re not a customer, potential customer, or admirer of ComputerTalk and our products, this might only be interesting from the point of view of a case study: here’s how one person is looking at applying what he learned at build to a product suite.

For the current products that ComputerTalk offers, anything we support on Windows 7 will be supported on Windows 8 in at least its current form, just like we did when Windows 7 released. We’re already working with Microsoft to make sure that both our web and windows clients are compatible with their changes, and so far we’ve already helped them identify some bugs in the current Windows 8 build. The goal is to be Windows 8 compatible at RTM, at least when running our software in desktop mode.