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Has it really been a year since Nortel (NT) signed a strategic alliance with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to provide unified communication services to business users?

According to both companies, the deal has been a huge success with 430,000 individual end-user licenses for their “joint offerings” from more than 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Greg St. James, senior director of the Nortel Alliance at Microsoft, told eWeek that Nortel now has more people trained on office communications server than any other channel partner in the world, and it set a record for becoming a Microsoft Gold Certified partner in under six months.

For more thoughts, check out Tech Confidential, which wonders how much money Nortel and Microsoft have made over the past year.

Source: Nortel-Microsoft Alliance Pays Off