AT&T, Microsoft Offer Mobile Office Collaboration

AT&T and Microsoft have partnered to create the AT&T Mobile Office Suite, a software suite designed to keep small- to medium-size businesses productive outside the office.

Announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new software suite was developed to better enable communication via voice, video and the Web.

"The new solution from AT&T and Microsoft gives our global financial team added flexibility to serve our clients from almost anywhere," said Gary K. Carpenter, principal at Haddonfield Asset Management, which was a beta customer for the suite. "With one phone number assigned globally, we can receive and place calls interchangeably from our desk phones and mobile devices in the U.S. It allows us to respond to client requests in real-time, giving us an advantage in a competitive financial industry."

Good on the Go

AT&T Mobile Office Suite can be used on virtually any mobile device. Now available in the United States, AT&T Mobile Office Suite is a cloud-based mobile collaboration solution that brings together software from each of the two partnering companies on a single subscription cost basis. Small businesses that sign up will have access to voice calls, e-mail, calendars, messaging, HD video conferencing and file sharing, among other functions.

Some key elements of the suite include:

  • Microsoft Office 365, which includes access to productivity tools such as Lync, Exchange, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneDrive from a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
  • Voice connection, which includes expanded click-to-call function for Lync Online that enables small-business users to make and receive any type of domestic or international voice call while in the United States.
  • A wireless plan compatible with the AT&T wireless rate plan.
  • Technical support including transition planning and on-boarding, data migration and deployment services, as well as ongoing 24/7 technical support.
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