8x8 Launches Elevate Microsoft Partner Program and 8x8 XT Edition

8x8, providers of an integrated cloud communications platform, today introduced the 8x8 Elevate Microsoft Partner Program and the 8x8 XT edition that gives companies adopting Microsoft Teams a global telephony solution.

Leveraging 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams, 8x8 XT combines 8x8's direct routing-as-a-service technology, public switched telephone network (PSTN) connectivity, Azure-based managed SBC-as-a-service, domestic DIDs, nationwide calling, HD audio, and Secure Voice all in a single package.

The new 8x8 Elevate MP Program offers select Microsoft Gold Partners the opportunity to accelerate their cloud business and revenue growth by adding 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams to clients' Teams implementations. Microsoft Gold Partners selected for the program benefit from the following:

  • Exclusive access to sell the new 8x8 XT edition;
  • Volume-based incentives and rebates;
  • Executive forums to discuss 8x8 strategy and products; and
  • Incremental services.

Features of 8x8 XT include the following:

  • Complete interoperability with any other 8x8 X Series package;
  • Optimized feature set for Teams users with external telephony calling requirements, including local DIDs and flexible calling plans;
  • Cloud-based direct routing solution;
  • Options for unlimited calling, metered calling, and prepaid calling bundles.

"Communication and collaboration is key to every organization, but every team does it differently which is why 8x8 offers highly resilient, Direct Routing as a Service technology to support every employee across the enterprise," said Hunter Middleton, chief product officer at 8x8, in a statement. "From the back-office staff to contact center agents, 8x8's highly differentiated solutions for Microsoft Teams enable enterprises to engage with customers effortlessly while providing easy-to-use, sophisticated telephony and customer engagement capabilities globally."

The 8x8 XT edition is now available in the United Kingdom and will be introduced in the United States and Canada by late summer.