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Azure Direct Routing Preview, bring your carrier to Azure Communication Services

Exciting news on the Azure Communication Services Front, you can now connect your own PSTN carrier or interop with an existing PBX via a variant of the same Direct Routing Microsoft Teams For those not familiar with ACS, it’s Microsoft’s CPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service) platform that is also the platform that powers Microsoft Teams, more details here. Microsoft offers Azure Cloud...

Microsoft acquires Nuance conversational AI and voice recognition specialists for $19.7 billion

Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition after LinkedIn, Microsoft position the Nuance acquisition as strengthening their cloud strategy for healthcare. Nuance Communications focuses on conversational AI and ambient intelligence. With customers in 77 percent of U.S. hospitals and 85 percent of the Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Beyond healthcare, Nuance provides AI expertise and customer...

Microsoft Azure Communication Services (CPaaS) now generally available

A big step in the Azure Communications Services journey, Microsoft’s CPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service) platform that is also the platform that powers Microsoft Teams, it has now reached general availability, which means it’s now under support and has a formal SLA (though some elements are still in preview). Be sure to subscribe to blog email updates for more news on Azure Communications...

Azure Communication Services interoperable with Microsoft Teams

I’ll be updating these blogs as posting more news as the sessions dive into the details, stay tuned to the blog and email updates for more. I’ll be doing a bit round-up post of all the news at the end of the week. Azure Communication Services interoperable with Microsoft Teams in preview Azure Communication Services, will move to general availability in the next few weeks. First launched at...

Key Insights from Microsoft Inspire 2019

Inspire is Microsoft’s conference for partners where they give partners insights and direction on their areas of focus and where they see the opportunities for partners (read, this is what Microsoft would like partners to sell). It’s obviously important to partners, but it also gives a good idea of what areas Microsoft are focusing on. So what were the key areas of focus? Microsoft Azure and AI...

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