Redmond Magazine for UnifySquare
October 6, 2015
Microsoft makes a lot of software tools, but when it needed help with its Lync unified communications solution (now known as “Skype for Business”), it turned to startup company Unify Square. Microsoft first sought Unify Square’s help after deploying Lync internally for use by its thousands of employees. The internal Lync rollout was overseen by Mark Achzenick, a 21-year Microsoft veteran who handled all of Microsoft’s internal IT deployments for its employees, including Exchange and SharePoint, plus Lync for telephony, conferencing and videoconferencing. Achzenick was impressed enough with Unify Square to later join it as vice president of IT innovation and support. Microsoft itself later became an investor in Unify Square.