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Microsoft Takes Home 2019 Best of Enterprise Connect Overall Award for Microsoft Teams, Marking Its Second Win in a Row
[March 19, 2019]

Microsoft Takes Home 2019 Best of Enterprise Connect Overall Award for Microsoft Teams, Marking Its Second Win in a Row

ORLANDO, Fla., March 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enterprise Connect, the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise communications and collaboration, today presented Microsoft with the 2019 Best of Enterprise Connect Overall award, making this Microsoft’s second straight win. Enterprise Connect also announced Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Mio, Optanix, and Poly (formerly Plantronics-Polycom) as winners across four new category awards. Enterprise Connect Program Coordinator, Michelle Burbick, presented all recipients with their awards during a ceremony held this morning at the event taking place through Thursday, March 21.

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Each year, the Best of Enterprise Connect Overall award is presented to a company making significant technological advancements within the enterprise communications and collaboration industry. This year, for the first time, the event also added category awards with the intent to recognize achievement in a variety of product categories and to highlight more of the technologies taking the industry by storm.

"We'd like to extend a congratulations to all of this year’s Best of Enterprise Connect winners and participants. We were thrilled to expand this program and honor the advancements made by such a dynamic group of innovators," said Michelle Burbick, Program Coordinator, Enterprise Connect. “These awards serve as a testament to their dedication to providing world-class solutions tailored towards the enterprise communications industry.”

Enterprise Connect's expert judging panel reviewed more submissions than ever before to select finalists for the each of this year’s awards categories. Judges rated participants' products based on factors including technology advancement, scope/reach, relevancy for large/midmarket enterprises, pricing, and overall business impact.

“It’s an honor to accept this award for the second consecutive year,” said Lori Wright, General Manager, Microsoft 365. “It speaks to the power of the Microsoft Teams platform and the positive impact it is having for customers around the world. We are appreciative to th Enterprise Connect team for this prestigious award.”

2019 Best of Enterprise Connect Awards Recipients:

Best of Enterprise Connect Overall:

  • Microsoft: Microsoft Teams for firstline employees and new workspaces

Best Application of AI:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS): A machine learning-based solution addition to the Amazon Connect contact center service.
  • Optanix: The Optanix Platform uses advanced analytics and intelligence to provide predictive and proactive full-stack monitoring and management of IT infrastructure and services.

Best Innovation for Collaboration:

  • Mio: Mio synchronizes real-time messaging between Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco Webex Teams for seamless workplace communications.

Best Upgrade to an Existing Product:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS): A machine learning-based solution addition to the Amazon Connect contact center service.
  • Microsoft: Microsoft Teams for firstline employees and new workspaces.

Best Communications/Collaboration Device:

  • Poly: Polycom Studio is a plug-and-play video bar that marries high-quality audio and video with USB connectivity for video collaboration.

All awards recipients will be displaying their latest solutions on the Expo Floor at Enterprise Connect, taking place March 18-21, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL.

WorkSpace Connect 2019
In 2019, the organizers of Enterprise Connect will introduce WorkSpace Connect, a new conference that will provide in-depth, interdisciplinary sessions led by experts on IT, Real Estate/Facilities, and HR. The event is designed with one objective in mind: to help you create strategies, spaces, and best practices that enable collaboration among employees spanning different situations, generations, work styles, and locations. Leaders and decision-makers across IT, RE/Facilities and HR, will get hands-on experience and insights on how to develop a coherent workspace collaboration strategy. To learn more about WorkSpace Connect, please visit:

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About Enterprise Connect
For more than 28 years, Enterprise Connect has been the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise Unified Communications and Collaboration in North America. Enterprise Connect brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. Enterprise Connect owns and produces No Jitter, (, providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter, research surveys and a Webinar Series. For more information, visit Enterprise Connect is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit and

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