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Skype for Business Server TAP recruiting new customers

With Teams’ success, it has been very quiet on the Skype for Business Server front. In August 2022, Microsoft confirmed they “remain committed” to supporting Skype for Business Server beyond 2025. Now some news for Skype for Business Server customers, The Skype for Business Server team is looking for new members to join their Technology Adoption Program (TAP). From their blog: TAP is an...

Microsoft Teams Voice Applications Analytics Collector (VAAC) service

An interesting new reporting service for Microsoft Teams is enabling some new Teams Auto Attendant & Call Queue 3.0 reports. The new reports show the number of calls being processed by auto attendants and call queues and some agent performance insights. The latest V3.0.4 was published on November 18, 2022. It looks like they are connecting to api.interfaces.records.teams.microsoft.com, which...

UC Today Microsoft Teams News Podcast November 2022

October was a big month with all the Ignite news, but there is still plenty to talk about in November. This month we also had input from Randy Chapman, Simon Leyland and Ryan Herbst. Check out the pod on your favourite podcast player or here on YouTube. Microsoft Teams Monthly Update Podcast UC Today Microsoft Teams News & Events Microsoft Teams Premium – a new PUPM user license New Teams...

Understanding eVoc2, Pure IP’s US Microsoft Teams Operator Connect Partner Program

This month Pure IP, where I work as a Solutions Director, launched a new United States eVoc2 partner program. eVoc2 is a program designed to support Microsoft drive to light up more Team Calling seats in the US using Operator Connect. It allows both existing telcos and non-telco Microsoft partners to sell Microsoft Teams Operator Connect to their customers, making ongoing margin on the sale...

Microsoft Teams progressive web app (PWA) for Linux

In August 2022, Microsoft, fairly quietly, announced plans to retire the Linux desktop client for Teams in early December, in Microsoft 365 message center notification MC412007. Previously Microsoft had launched a dedicated Linux desktop client, but it had never reached feature parity with Windows. Incidentally, Microsoft filtered the message center message to only go to tenants using Linux...

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