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Kraft Kennedy Consultant Georg Thomas Named Microsoft MVP for Lync Expertise

Nina Lukina

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We are pleased to announce that Georg Thomas has been named a Microsoft MVP.

Georg is a Senior Consultant in Kraft Kennedy’s Infrastructure & Enterprise Systems practice group. He was nominated and has been awarded this distinction for his exceptional technical leadership with Microsoft Lync and the host of products that surround it.  Out of the 966 new MVP this quarter, Georg was one of 7 awarded for Lync worldwide.  Each year, the MVP is awarded to approx. 4000 people worldwide  working across all Microsoft’s technologies.

The MVP blog writes:

“Candidates are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership, and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. They come from more than 90 countries, speak over 40 different languages, and are awarded in more than 90 Microsoft technologies.”

Lync offers unified instant messaging and audio/video conferencing on computers running Windows and Mac OS as well as mobile devices powered by Windows Phone, iOS, and Android, helping professionals collaborate seamlessly. Georg has attained comprehensive Lync expertise and served as a valuable resource for other IT professionals, answering hundreds of questions on TechNet. He also developed the Lync Port Check Tool and created a Lync 2013 pre-requisite installer.

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Kraft Kennedy designs, implements, and supports Lync 2010 and Lync 2013. We implement a Lync Proof of Concept environment in a condensed, highly focused timeframe based on Kraft Kennedy and Microsoft best practices.  We extend that Proof of Concept to a fully featured Lync environment with functionality that includes  IM/presence, remote access & mobility, audio conferencing, video conferencing, phone system integration and SIP integration.