With SPIE ICS, you have a partner at your side with over 20 years’ experience in the implementation of customer-focused solutions and services.

We offer Microsoft expertise in the following areas:

  • Communications
  • Messaging
  • Data centres
  • Cloud solutions
  • Desktops and deployment

As a certified partner, we also participate in the following development programmes:

  • TAP Lync 2013
  • TAP Exchange 2013/2016

What can we do for you?

Bring your own device


The number of employees with their own device preferences is increasing. This might be because they like a specific make, operating system, design, size or colour. Whatever the reason, these employees want the freedom to work where and how they choose – and that includes using their own devices for work.

But how can you provide defined access mechanisms to your IT systems when the devices were not issued by you? From a security perspective, it is important to find some way of centrally managing all these heterogeneous hardware and operating systems. This is the challenge.


What you need is a user-focused IT solution:

  • Activate your end users
  • Standardise your environment
  • Protect your data

The name of this comprehensive, cost-efficient solution is the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS):

EMS is the comprehensive cloud solution that allows you to support the increasing mobility of your employees and a growing number of different mobile devices, and to manage a host of new SaaS applications. The Enterprise Mobility Suite is also an economical way of utilising the cloud services included:

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium for hybrid identity management
  • Windows Intune for managing PCs and mobile devices (mobile device management)
  • Microsoft Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS) for data protection

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Our offering

  • Consultation: By asking targeted questions we will help you compile your specific requirements. Planning: We will put forward a number of suggested solutions based on your requirements.
  • Implementation: We will create the perfect solution for your needs.
  • Optimisation: After implementation, we can work with you to further optimise the solution as required.
  • Training: At handover, we can give you further tips and advice.
  • Support: Once live, we can stay in contact and continue to provide any support you require.

Workshop, demo, PoC

We would be delighted to organise a tailor-made workshop, demo or proof of concept for you.

Azure Active Directory Premium provides robust identity and access management from the cloud, in sync with the data provided by your own data centre.

  • Cloud-based password reset self-service for your employees
  • Group administration, including user self-service group administration
  • Group-based provisioning and access management for a large number of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) applications
  • Security reports that employ intelligent machine learning techniques to detect login anomalies and other threats
  • Extensive, robust synchronisation of user identities from on-premise directories, including resetting changes A range of options for multi-factor authentication (MFA) to avoid risks and meet compliance requirements
  • Mobile device management (MDM)

With Windows Intune, PCs and mobile devices can be managed via the cloud. Users are able to use any device they want. At the same time, you can protect business data and implement security policies.

  • Management of various device types running on different operating systems (Windows, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, Apple iOS or Google Android)
  • Provision and management of apps on different devices
  • Optional connection of a local system centre infrastructure
  • Configuration and distribution of security policies as well as software and hardware

What are the licensing requirements for the Enterprise Mobility Suite?
Companies can add the Enterprise Mobility Suite for every user or device with active Software Assurance coverage for Core CAL, Enterprise CAL or Bridge CAL for Office 365.

Can I use my existing Azure monetary commitment balance to purchase Enterprise Mobility Suite or Azure AD Premium?
No. Enterprise Mobility Suite is a new per-user subscription, which must be purchased separately in your Enterprise Agreement.

If I already have the Office 365 E3 or E4 (or the A3 or A4) plan, what additional usage does Azure Rights Management within Enterprise Mobility Suite offer?
From 1 July 2014, Azure RMS has offered rights management for content you have stored outside of Office 365, on local servers for example.

If I already have Office 365, what additional MFA features does Enterprise Mobility Suite offer?
Azure AD Premium includes comprehensive MFA features. The current Office 365 offers MFA features for Office 365 workloads (for example, Microsoft Exchange Online and SharePoint Online).

Azure AD Premium and Azure Rights Management give you the support you require to protect your company assets effectively.

You can purchase Microsoft Azure AD Premium, Windows Intune and Azure Rights Management separately. However, with the Enterprise Mobility Suite, all three services are combined in one competitive package. The Enterprise Mobility Suite is available as an add-on through the Microsoft Enterprise volume licensing program.

Skype for Business

Whether you’re an SME or international corporation, no Skype for Business infrastructure is too big or too small.

At SPIE ICS AG, we boast the most highly qualified Unified Communications engineers and consultants throughout Switzerland and are proud of our extensive expertise in communications systems, both old and new. With this level of expertise and many years of experience gained from our involvement in a large number of projects, we provide the optimum support to help you meet any challenge.

Which solution do you have in mind? On-premise (local server), hybrid or cloud?

Analyse and update your existing communications environment trough the expertise of our Microsoft Unified Communications specialists.

Traditional communication brought up to date.
With Skype for Business you can replace all of your traditional communications systems with a single app for chat, audio and video calls, Enterprise Voice, online meetings and file transfer. Meet up to 250 people at the same time – even if they do not have Skype for Business. See whether your contacts are online, schedule meetings in Outlook and start conversations from applications such as Word and PowerPoint. Meetings are secure thanks to powerful authentication and encryption and you manage the employee accounts and functions.

To provide you with a state-of-the-art and future-oriented complete solution, we take on board your specific requirements and design the perfect on-premise scenario for you. With a Skype for Business on-premise scenario, you will be able to continue using your landline for phone calls and video conferencing equipment for meetings. And that’s not all. By migrating to a single solution that offers everything – voice, video and online meetings – you will also save on the cost of financing the different services separately.

The avant-garde communication scenario.
Interested in what the cloud has to offer, but reluctant to transfer your entire infrastructure off premises – want to enjoy the best of both worlds? Then a hybrid solution could be just what you are looking for. Depending on your specific business needs, you might benefit from transferring your Exchange environment to the highly available Microsoft Office 365 cloud or uniting online Skype for Business users with your Skype for Business environment.
To provide you with a state-of-the-art and future-oriented complete solution, we take on board your specific requirements and design the perfect hybrid scenario for you. A hybrid scenario allows you to combine the benefits of a local on-premise system with those of the Microsoft Cloud systems.

The flexible way to communicate.
Business communication and collaboration has never been so easy. Microsoft Skype for Business makes it all possible. And it’s even easier with an Office 365 solution. With a cloud solution, you can save your business the investment of setting up the infrastructure required for an on-premise solution and enjoy all the communication and collaboration functionality of Skype for Business online (excluding Enterprise Voice).

To provide you with a state-of-the-art and future-oriented complete solution, we take on board your specific requirements and design the perfect cloud scenario for you. With Skype for Business online you will enjoy access to all the functions you require, automatic patching and swift upgrades for new functions, pay as you go, encrypted communication and 99.9% availability.

What original topology do you currently have?
Use the in-place upgrade to Skype for Business and communicate with the familiar interface and user acceptance of Skype with the business level security, compliance and control functionality of Lync.

To provide you with a state-of-the-art and future-oriented complete solution, we take on board your specific requirements and design the perfect upgrade scenario for you. An in-place upgrade to Skype for Business gives you the benefit of Skype for Business without any additional hardware or software requirements. After the upgrade, end users enjoy the familiar Skype interface that can be used as easily at the office as it is at home. Organisations enjoy access to a global network of several hundred million Skype users. Moreover, the IT staff can be sure that they are equipping their company with reliable, high-quality and, above all, secure communications systems.


Original topology New topology In-place upgrade supported?
2013 Skype for Business Server + 2013 Yes. In-place upgrade support from 2013 → Skype for Business Server
2010 Skype for Business Server + 2010 No. Migrate from 2010 → Skype for Business Server, same as 2010 → 2013
Skype for Business Server + 2013 Mandatory migration from 2010 → 2013 before deploying Skype for Business Server
Then in-place upgrade from 2013 to Skype for Business Server



Your contact for Skype for Business

Fiorenzo Bembo


Many companies have their own support teams. But they often have to call in outside support from the experts when a critical failure occurs.

As a certified support partner for Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business, we classify Lync/Skype for Business voice solutions as business critical.

So SPIE ICS can offer you dedicated Lync/Skype for Business support. Our model complements your internal support service in a way that is fully scalable and flexible. Lync & Co will get you up and running again in no time.

SPIE ICS is a partner you can trust, offering:

  • A range of manufacturer certifications
  • Experienced experts in your area
  • An in-depth understanding of your infrastructure
  • Direct access to highest level Microsoft support
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Your benefits

  • Efficient support at any time
  • Greater infrastructure availability
  • A one-stop shop, reducing the complexity of ecosystems
  • Lower operating costs
  • Professional release management
  • Flexible access to wide-ranging expertise on request
  • Long-term, professional cooperation with leading technology providers