Orange Business Services and Microsoft strengthen their cloud partnership through the integration of Office Together Select into

  Orange Business Services and Microsoft strengthen their cloud partnership
  through the integration of Office Together Select into Business VPN Galerie

Business Wire

PARIS -- March 19, 2013

For the last two years, Orange Business Services, a Microsoft partner, has
been selling Office Together Select, a communication and collaboration
solution based on Microsoft Office 365 with its own professional services. As
of June 2013, Office Together Select will be available on Business VPN

The objective of this integration is to provide companies with the combined
benefits of Office Together Select and Virtual Private Networks.

Launched in 2011, Business VPN Galerie extends enterprise VPNs to the cloud
via fully-secured gateways, providing the high standards of end-to-end
performance and reliability. Today, this solution interconnects more than
8,000 facilities in the world and provides access to a wide range of cloud
solutions developed by Orange Business Services and its partners.

Orange Business Services and Microsoft have implemented a secured,
dedicatedconnection to the Office 365 datacenters throughout the worldfor
Orange Business Services customers. With this new integration, Orange Business
Services customers will benefit from the level of performance and security of
their VPN when accessing the Office 365 desktop and collaboration services of
Office Together Select: electronic messaging with Exchange, IM and Web
Conferencing with Lync, collaboration portal and access to enterprise social
networks with SharePoint. Office Together Select streamlines the daily work of
employees and provides permanent implementation and management support for the

"With Business VPN Galerie, we were among the first in the world to launch a
'Cloud Service Hub' providing secured access to enterprise private networks
and end-to-end customer support,” said Nicolas Roy, head of the Network
Solutions Business Unit, Orange Business Services. “We plan to stay ahead of
the competition by increasing permanently our cloud application ecosystem and
by partnering with innovative leaders. This new development of our cloud
partnership with Microsoft maximizes the value of both Business VPN Galerie
and Office Together Select for our mutual customers.”

"For Microsoft, the availability of Office Together Select on Business VPN
Galerie consolidates the strategic partnership initiated with Orange Business
Services with Office 365,” concluded Laurent Schlosser, Senior Director-
Operator Channel, Microsoft France. “This is also the recognition of Microsoft
cloud services know-how and of its capacity to support its partners on the
long term providing them a flexible offer for their customers.”

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B
services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for
multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for
voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories
with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication
services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified
communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services
delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape.
Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an
Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and
conducting business. Orange Business Services was awarded three of the telecom
industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 –
Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange
Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications
operators with annual sales of 43.5 billion euros and has 170,000 employees
worldwide at Dec. 31, 2012. Orange is the Group's single brand for Internet,
television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company
operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment
A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material
are trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France

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