Westcon Group Stands Out From the Crowd at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

‘Your Lync Hardware Distribution Partner - Making Lync Simpler and more profitable’


Crawley UK, August 14th, 2013 - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its convergence business practice was privileged to attend the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference from the 7th-11th July in Houston, Texas, where they sponsored the Lync Partner Connect Area and the Lync Partner Reception.

With more than 16,000 people from more than 160 countries, the conference provided a myriad of opportunities to network with existing and new partners in the same venue – a priceless opportunity.

"The theme of the conference was 'Accelerating Growth. Together', about how we can make a difference together to differentiate ourselves in the market and win business. We heard keynotes from Senior Executives presenting Microsoft's roadmap, messaging, success stories and much more, but what was evident was the massive market opportunity for Lync, with a 34% year over year growth," said David Grant, Senior Vice President, Westcon Convergence, EMEA

"As the only value added distributor in the world that has the Microsoft's Partner Network Gold Communications competency, Westcon Convergence stood out from the crowd with its capability of simplifying Lync deployments and making them more profitable with our eco-system of partners. We are now firing on all cylinders to ignite Lync business opportunities, and relay the information that we received at the conference to our resellers that want to incorporate Lync into their portfolio."

Westcon Group created a buzz at the conference by delivering its Microsoft Lync value proposition and engaging with partners. The company also launched two new videos on Westcon's proposition and Lync – demonstrating how they have the broadest eco-system that can help resellers source the right partners for Lync, and simplify the deployment of the solution.


Westcon Convergence - Lync Proposition
Westcon Convergence - Your Lync Hardware Distribution Partner

Westcon Convergence - Value Proposition
The Westcon Convergence Value Proposition



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About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Cisco, Avaya, Brocade, Polycom, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit


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