(COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, 24 JUNE, 2013) Jabra today announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Communication Partner Award.

“Being recognized by Microsoft as a finalist for the Communication Partner Award is an important milestone event for Jabra,” said Mogens Elsberg CEO of Jabra. “It confirms our business model and proves that our efforts of aligning closely with our strategic alliances partners now positions Jabra at the forefront of voice enabling in virtual collaboration.”

The ability to communicate across hands-free devices is becoming increasingly important as the lines between work and play continue to blur. Jabra specializes in innovative communication solutions, whether you are in the office, in the car, or at home.

“Jabra believes that technology should empower people to do their best, technology should adapt to people, not vice versa,” Mogens Elsberg concludes.

“We are pleased to recognize our 2013 Partner Award finalists for their dedication in solving today’s most vital technology challenges facing our mutual customers,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Their unwavering commitment to quality and innovative solutions earns their place among our best Microsoft partners. Congratulations to this year’s finalists. We are excited to see the exceptional work you’ll deliver in the year ahead!”

Awards were presented in 44 categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants from 106 different countries worldwide. The Communications Partner of the Year Award recognizes partners with a proven expertise in Microsoft Lync.

Jabra has this past year demonstrated a strong commitment to the UC spaces with several new UC optimized headsets and speakerphones, and have had a significant impact on the increased adoption of UC and how people communicate and collaborate.

Visit the Jabra booth (#230) at WPC 2013 to see the latest Jabra optimized devices for Microsoft Lync and our new configuration and deployment solution that integrates with Microsoft Software Installer (MSI), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) software and Microsoft System Center (SSCM).