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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 in LinkedIn messaging you can hit the video button, highlighted:


You can then do an instant meeting or schedule


You then get a link to join a browser-based WebRTC meeting, no plugins or downloads


Second, Avaya, who would be considered a competitor to Microsoft in the UCaaS space has announced:

  • Avaya OneCloud CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) now integrated with voice, video, chat and SMS capabilities of Microsoft Azure Communication Services

They also made further partnership announcements:

  • Globally expanding the availability of Avaya OneCloud CCaaS (Contact Center as a Service) hosted in Azure
  • Avaya OneCloud CCaaS natively integrated with Microsoft Teams via the Microsoft Teams Connected Contact Center Certification Program
  • Avaya OneCloud CCaaS integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Avaya SBCs is now certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Avaya has a strong contact center base, so interesting seeing them go down the Microsoft Teams certified contract center route.

That’s two big brands getting into Azure Communication Services


Microsoft Customer Story-LinkedIn gives members fast, convenient video meetings with Azure Communication Services

Avaya and Microsoft Announce Integration of Microsoft Azure Communication Services with Avaya OneCloud™ CPaaS

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Tom 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.

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