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.

Key Microsoft Teams takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2022

Microsoft Inspire is Microsoft’s Partner conference. It’s to both celebrate the effort and win of Microsoft partners throughout the year and also for Microsoft to set out the partner opportunity and their areas of focus for their upcoming FY23. It’s a really good opportunity to directly hear where Microsoft think the market is going and what they are focusing on. Which should also be your areas...

Understanding Microsoft Digital Contact Center Platform

In November 2021 Microsoft first used the term “contact center” when referencing Dynamics 365 Customer Service. It was the first signal Microsoft are actively moving into the contact center space. Dynamics 365 Customer Service leverages Azure Communication Service, the underlying platform that supports Microsoft Teams to add PSTN connectivity. At Inspire, the Microsoft partner conference, July...

Understanding Microsoft Teams Intelligent Cameras

Microsoft introduced the “Intelligent Camera” concept in September 2021, and it got a call out at the recent Microsoft Inspire (July 2022). What are Microsoft Teams Intelligent Cameras? Intelligent cameras are a set of Cameras for Microsoft Teams Room, from OEM providers including Jabra, Logitech, Neat, Poly and Huddly, which have special AI-driven abilities to track and frame people in the...

How to join a Microsoft Teams Meeting by meeting ID and Passcode – Web Page Link

You can use this web page to input your Microsoft Teams Meeting ID and Passcode to join a Microsoft Teams meeting:   Microsoft has added numeric meeting ID and alphanumeric passcode to Microsoft Teams meetings. This allows you to easily share just the number and passcode (a bit like a password) for people to join the meeting. Useful for scenarios where sharing the URL might be tricky...

Spectralink DECT handsets Microsoft Teams now supported with Teams SIP Gateway

Exciting news this week for organisations using Teams Phone. In March, at Enterprise Connect, Microsoft announced adding support for a number of digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT) devices for Microsoft Teams, registering via Microsoft Teams SIP gateway. Many customers in industries such as retail and manufacturing are still heavy users of DECT and currently need to keep a PBX...

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