Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions

AuthorTom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems. Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

LinkedIn and Avaya integrate with Azure Communication Services

I like keeping an eye on Azure Communication Services, Microsoft’s CPaaS that is also the underpinning of Microsoft Teams Two Interesting customers have recently come up. Firstly LinkedIn (a Microsoft company) are using ACS to allow users to quickly set up and join video meetings within LinkedIn’s messaging environment without needing to sign in anywhere else or download anything. In the browser...

Zoom’s Five9 contact center certified for Microsoft Teams

There is never a dull moment in the UC and collaboration world. This week, Five9 Cloud Contact Center was officially added to the  Microsoft Teams certified contact center list. Having previously been on the pending list. The Teams integration is via the “connect model”, using Microsoft certified SBCs and Direct Routing to connect the contact center solution to Teams phone users. Five9 has been...

Microsoft Teams Monthly News Podcast September 2021

Normally the summer things quiet down, but still, a lot going on in the Microsoft Teams space. This month in the UC Today news podcast we talk about: Microsoft 365 price increases and Microsoft adding unlimited Microsoft Teams Meeting PSTN dial-in to enterprise, business, frontline, and government licences – ... Microsoft hires former Uber exec an effort to grow its Teams consumer business...

Microsoft to increase Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plan prices in March 2022

In a blog today Microsoft announced some coming price increases for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plans Office 365 E1 from $8 to $10 per user per month Office 365 E3 from $20 to $23 per user per month Office 365 E5 from $35 to $38 per user per month Microsoft 365 Business Basic from $5 to $6 per user per month Microsoft 365 Business Premium from $20 to $22 per user per month Microsoft 365 E3 from...

Microsoft adding unlimited Microsoft Teams Meeting PSTN dial-in to enterprise, business, frontline, and government licences

In a Microsoft blog post today from Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, giving a heads up of coming Microsoft 365/Office 365 price rises, Microsoft also announced something really exciting for Microsoft Teams. “And today, we are announcing that we will add unlimited dial-in capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings across our enterprise, business, frontline, and government...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions