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Azure Cloud Shell coming to Microsoft Teams Admin Center

Azure Cloud Shell is a browser-based shell experience that’s hosted in the cloud and accessible from virtually anywhere. Microsoft is adding a button to launch Azure Cloud Shell directly in Teams Admin Center, to run PowerShell and PowerShell scripts from within Teams admin center. No need to specifically install the Teams module, just run the connect-teams command and all your authentication...

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...

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...

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