Pexip today announced that technology partner Covene, a unified communications and collaboration (UCC) consulting firm, has launched the Covene Cohesion Platform, which introduces Microsoft Outlook integration.
Communicating with Pexip Infinity through an API, the solution’s Active Directory native plug-in for Outlook 2010 and 2013 allows organizations to provide employees with a branded button within the Outlook ribbon. By simply clicking “schedule meeting,” preconfigured meeting information is embedded within the meeting invite — eliminating the need to copy and paste both meeting details and instructions. All meeting invitation information is also customizable to meet organizational standards and deployment models, including local audio dial-in information, PIN codes if required, virtual and physical meeting rooms, and more.
As an added feature, the solution allows users to include direct soft client links for WebRTC, Microsoft Lync and other vendor platforms, while administrators retain the ability to determine the information included in meeting invites at the system-wide level through an intuitive Web-based interface. Administrators can also populate employee-specific invite information if different meeting specifics are required. After meetings are scheduled and invites are sent, the Covene Cohesion Platform tracks the start and end times of meetings while dynamically creating virtual meeting rooms with correct configurations without any administrative interventions.