Microsoft acquired technology assets from Event Zero, a provider of management software for Skype for Business Online.
“This acquisition will allow us to expand and improve the built-in management tools for Skype for Business and provide a complete, enterprise-grade communications solution with Office 365,” Microsoft said in a statement.
The acquisition is part of Microsoft’s plan to make the Skype for Business management tools as powerful and easy-to-use for IT professionals as Skype is for end users.
With the latest move, Microsoft will be able to add strong diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities with extensive reporting and analytics for online audio, video conferencing, and media streams — all within a unified management and admin system.
Microsoft also plans to extend the platform to complement partner solutions and integrate their monitoring, reporting and analytics capabilities with Skype for Business Online management tools.