Calabasas-based communications and networking testing software and equipment provider Ixia reports that it has been selected by Microsoft, to qualify mobile devices for use with Microsoft's web conferencing and unified communications software, Microsoft Lync. Ixia said it will assess and validate customer quality and reliability of devices running Microsoft Lync, including both smartphones and tablets. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft will use Ixia's Wi-Fi mobile device test product for the effort. Apparently, Microsoft has been using the Ixia tool in-house for qualifying applications against various Wi-Fi networking devices and access points.