Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions

AuthorTom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Founder and Principal at Empowering.Cloud as well as a Solutions Director at Pure IP. Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his Tomtalks.blog, UC Today Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

Microsoft “remain committed” to supporting Skype for Business Server beyond 2025, but the detail is lacking

In June 2022 we got a detailed blog post from the Exchange team about the Exchange Server roadmap: “We have moved the release date for the next version of Exchange Server to the second half of 2025. The next version will require Server and CAL licenses and will be accessible only to customers with Software Assurance, similar to the SharePoint Server and Project Server Subscription Editions...

Skype for Business 3PIP Phones must be moved to Microsoft Teams SIP Gateway – MC409857

Update: Microsoft is aware this deadline may cause customers issues and is working on an update. Stay tuned; I will update this blog and LinkedIn as soon as I know more. ####################### Thanks to Matt Ellis for highlighting this (someone worth following if you are in the Teams space). Microsoft has dropped a pretty impactful announcement to anyone using Skype for Business Phones in “3PIP”...

Poly Rove DECT Wireless Phones now Microsoft Teams supported with Teams SIP Gateway

In March, at Enterprise Connect, Microsoft announced adding support for digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT) devices for Microsoft Teams, registering via Microsoft Teams SIP gateway. Spectralink was certified supported in July, and now Poly are certified with their Rove Wireless DECT IP Phone Solution. Many customers in industries such as retail and manufacturing are still heavy...

Microsoft Teams adds Pay-As-You-Go PSTN Calling Plan

A big change in how Microsoft offers user PSTN calling plans for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft has added a Pay-As-You-Go Calling Plan From the Microsoft Documentation: “Pay-As-You-Go Calling Plan: Licensed users can call out to numbers located in the country/region where their Microsoft 365 license is assigned to the user based on the user’s location, and to international numbers in 196...

Microsoft Teams Phone has 12 million PSTN users, FY22 Q4 Earnings Call Details

Hot on the heals of Microsoft Inspire, we have had the Microsoft FY22 Q4 Earnings call. I always like to keep an eye on these for interesting details about Microsoft Teams and Modern workplace, and this time we were given some really interesting detail. Teams Phone has over 12 million PSTN users First off we were given the number of Microsoft Teams Phone PSTN users. “Teams Phone is the market...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions
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