Global Crossing Integrates Microsoft Office Live Meeting

00:00:00 - 11 August 2004

August 11, 2004 - (HostReview.com) - Florham Park, NJ - Global Crossing announced the expansion of its alliance with Microsoft, integrating Microsoft® Office Live Meeting into Global Crossing's collaboration services portfolio. Live Meeting is a Web conferencing service that enables conference participants to broadcast visuals, applications, Web pages, files, or software in real-time.

"Together, Global Crossing and Microsoft are bringing Live Meeting to the desktops of Global Crossing's multi-national customers, helping support project collaboration and e-business initiatives," said Anthony Christie, Global Crossing's chief marketing officer.

Global Crossing customers have already begun to trial the service, which is optimized by the global connectivity and reliability of Global Crossing's end-to-end network architecture.
Microsoft's Live Meeting complements Global Crossing's extensive set of collaboration tools, which includes audio, video and Web conferencing solutions. Global Crossing has supported conferencing customers for the past 25 years, helping global enterprises facilitate group communication and enabling them to get the most productivity out of their meetings, while developing a stellar reputation for service delivery.

These global organizations rely on Microsoft application software to help run their businesses and require the latest productivity tools to optimize their time. Global Crossing recently became the first carrier to fully integrate the scheduling capabilities of Microsoft Outlook® directly with Global Crossing's Ready-Access Web Meeting - an integrated audio and Web conferencing service.

"Customers require our collaboration solutions to be intuitive and easy to use," said Dustin Grosse, Microsoft's general manager for Real Time Collaboration.

For more than three years, Global Crossing has been a key network provider of global telecom services to Microsoft, including serving as the primary backbone in Europe over Global Crossing's high-speed, fiber-optic network.

Global Crossing is a pioneer in the conferencing services business, with more than 25 years experience. The company's fiber-optic network enables it to deliver integrated, customized, and managed collaboration services -- audio, video and Web-based solutions -- that address customers' network and real-time collaboration needs. Global Crossing's solutions are distinguished by their ease-of-use, transmission quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness.


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