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Tom Arbuthnot at #MSIgnite Table Talk: Running Community Events in an Online World

This year Microsoft Ignite is an all-online event and it’s free to register. There is a lot of Microsoft Teams news coming as well as lots of other great content across multiple technologies. I’m excited to be joining some great people in hosting a Table Talk on Running Community Events in an Online World Session code: CON194 Table Talks are happening throughout the event, across all time zones...

UC Today Microsoft Teams Monthly September 2020 Update

This month we discuss: Microsoft Teams will support standard SIP phones in the first half of 2021 Microsoft Teams lower cost basic IP Phones and USB Phones Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise (Avaya SBCE) certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Microsoft Teams Rooms and Surface Hub working together with Coordinated Meetings Microsoft Teams PSTN Call Records Log / Bill from...

Nokia Session Border Controller certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Just weeks after Avaya were added to the list, Nokia Session Border Controller is now certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing. Nokia’s SBC is more aimed at mobile and converged communications service providers and cable operators, so this may well unlock even more providers offering Microsoft Teams Direct Routing. You can deploy Nokia SBC on servers or fully in the cloud on OpenStack and...

Tom Arbuthnot speaking at Cavell Group Cloud Comms Summit Virtual Event

I really enjoyed Cavell Group Cloud Comms Summit in March In London earlier this year, one of the last in person events I spoke at before lockdown. This time it’s all virtual, I will be joining for a session on Microsoft Teams: Revenue opportunities for Service Providers. Established in 2015 the Cloud Comms Summit is the leading and largest vendor-agnostic event focused on the Cloud...

Microsoft adding Microsoft Teams Calling Plans for 6 countries October 1st

In Office 365 Message Center Update MC221541, Microsoft have announced that on October 1st Microsoft will be adding Calling Plans for Austria Denmark Italy Portugal Sweden Switzerland So far there are no details on the official documentation, but I will update this post when they appear. There are two ways to get a user phone number and PSTN connectivity in Microsoft Teams A Microsoft provided...

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