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Webinars coming to Microsoft Teams, no additional licence needed

Webinar features are coming to Microsoft Teams. No separate subscription, E3 or Business premium or higher. Setting up a webinar is just like scheduling a meeting. The feature should start rolling out to tenants this month. Webinars will support up to 1,000 interactive attendees, with an “overflow” experience to a 10,000-person view-only broadcast experience. Microsoft talks about “meetings”...

Microsoft Teams Calling Plans for 8 new countries rolling out April to June

Announced at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft is going to offer first-party calling plans for 8 new countries, rolling out between April and June this year: New Zealand Singapore Romania Czech Republic Hungary Finland Norway Slovakia This will bring the total countries Microsoft covers up to 24 directly from Microsoft: Austria Belgium Canada Denmark France Germany Ireland Italy Portugal Puerto Rico...

Microsoft Teams SIP Phone Gateway preview and supported SIP phones announced

More Ignite news pouring in. Back in August 2020, Microsoft announced they would support the native registration of specific SIP phones to Microsoft Teams. We haven’t heard much since then. Today it was announced that the SIP gateway is going into Preview (I haven’t personally heard anything about the preview yet). Capabilities *may* (note the “may” disclaimer word in the blog) include Inbound...

Webinar: The 5 tools to understand the quality of your Microsoft Teams Calls and Meetings

I have an upcoming Modality webinar alongside my college Sean Murphy, The 5 tools to understand the quality of your Microsoft Teams Calls and Meetings. March 9th, 2021. In this webinar we will go through all the native free in the box options to look at and understand Microsoft Teams call and meeting quality: Usage reporting in Teams Admin Center User call and meeting History Reporting in Teams...

Provision Partner PSTN Carrier calling and conferencing numbers directly in the Teams Admin Center

A really big announcement today, Microsoft has announced Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams Operator Connect Conferencing for Microsoft Teams These models allow PSTN operators to make their services (phone numbers and calling plans) available to provision directly in the Teams Admin Center, meaning you can assign PSTN calling and PSTN conferencing numbers directly to end-users in a single admin...

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