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ShoreTel Wins TMC Labs Innovation Award from Unified Communications Magazine

First TMC Labs/Unified Communications Innovation Award Honors "Trendsetters in Unified Communications"
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SUNNYVALE, CA, May 9, 2008 - ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications solutions, announced today that the company was named a TMC Labs/Unified Communications Magazine Innovation Award winner. The 2008 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Awards recognize "ground-breaking products in the communications and technology world," as well as technology that "challenges established standards and introduces different approaches to achieve distinctive results that signify innovation within the industry."

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), an integrated global media company helping companies build communities in print, in person and online, has honored ShoreTel 7.5, along with products from 15 other companies. ShoreTel 7.5, announced in November 2007, offers customers new options for extending corporate communications to mobile workers, increased support for international locations and reliable switches that provide twice the capacity in half the space. The release includes ShoreTel's ShoreWare® Mobile Call Manager, which extends to mobile phones the same visual communications environment customers rely on at their desktop, native BRI connectivity, support for 11 languages and 20 countries' dial plans, ShoreTel's ShoreGear® voice switches (consume 20% less power, 60% more efficient than the previous generation), the ShorePhone IP 265 and the ShorePhone IP 115.

"As mobility becomes an integral component of companies' overall communications strategies, ShoreTel delivers Unified Communications solutions that allow a business professional to take his office anywhere," Steve Timmerman, vice president of marketing, ShoreTel. "ShoreTel's newest mobile offering provides business professionals with visual voicemail, access to the corporate directory with convenient speed dialing, and the ability to assign their corporate extension to any phone in the world."

"TMC Labs sought trendsetters in unified communications solutions to honor with this newest Innovation Award. Like all TMC Labs Awards, only the highest standards of accomplishment were recognized. The companies whose products broke the mold with a new product launch or devised a brilliant spin to an existing application were singled out," said Rich Tehrani, President and Group Editor-in-Chief. "The TMC Labs engineers have extensive knowledge of the UC market and selected only those companies that proved their out-of-box thinking to transform the industry. My congratulations to all winners."

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications-voice, video, messaging and data -with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit or call 1-877-80SHORE.

About Unified Communications magazine

Launched in July 2007, Unified Communications magazine is devoted to educating enterprise decision makers on why and how they need to deploy unified communications (UC) solutions. Every issue of Unified Communications magazine features a comprehensive news section; case studies of successful deployments and lessons learned; interviews with leading hardware and software companies; and an 'industry' section, featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisition, partnerships and a Wall Street perspective on the unified communications market. Unified Communications has a readership of 160,000.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is an integrated global media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. According to Quantcast*, TMCnet reaches nearly one million U.S. unique visitors each month. TMCnet serves as many as three million unique visitors globally each month according to Webtrends. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELPHONY Conference & EXPO, Call Center 2.0 Conference and Communications Developer Conference. (*Quantcast is an independent Web site that monitors U.S. Web traffic)

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