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Slack working on Microsoft Teams “calling features” integrations via Public APIs, what does that mean?

On a call with RBC analyst Alex Zukin on Thursday, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield announced: “We’re working on Teams integrations for calling features,”. So what could it be? Microsoft hasn’t replied to any request for comment, but a Slack spokesperson said Slack will be delivering this integration using publicly available APIs (Thanks Mary Jo Foley). No timeline for the integration was shared. So...

Microsoft Teams Call Records and Session Details API Public Preview

Being able to report at depth on usage (number of calls, who called who, what modalities were used etc.) and on performance (packet loss, jitter latency etc.) on unified communications is something many organisations want to do. In Skype for Business Server we could get all the data in the backend CDR/QoE SQL databases and also later in its life-cycle had the option of leveraging the SDN API to...

Presence Status API coming for Microsoft Teams, targeted for H2 CY2019

In Skype for Business, there are client-side “hooks” developers can use to get your presence. These have been used for different desktop side integrations, arguably the most popular being “Busy Lights” or “Status Lights” These are lights users have on their desks so people can see their presence at a glance in the Office.   Unfortunately, Microsoft Teams offers no such client-side or service side...

Skype for Business Online Trusted Application API Public Preview

We’ve been waiting for a while for this, but the SfB Online Trusted Application API Preview is here! My understanding is, like other Cloud preview features, it will be a staggered rollout so all abilities are not there in the preview. The Trusted Application API is a Rest API that enables developers to build Skype for Business Online back-end communications services for the cloud. The API aims to...

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