Microsoft has acquired certain elements of software firm Event Zero in a move it claims will vastly improve its Skype for Business offering.
Event Zero is an Australian company with operations in the UK and Europe. It was founded in 2005 and now specialises in management software for Skype for Business Online.
Microsoft has acquired the technology assets underlying its UC Commander product.
The tech giant claims that the technology will bring about vast improvements to its Skype for Business product.
"Our goal is to make the Skype for Business management tools as powerful and easy to use for IT professionals as Skype is for end users," said Microsoft's corporate vice president Zig Serafin.
"In the future, using the technology acquired today, we will be able to add strong diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities with even more extensive reporting and analytics for online audio, videoconferencing and media streams – all within a unified management and admin system."
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