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Canada Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans Preview for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business

It’s been over 6 months since the last PSTN Calling Preview (Germany and Belgium in June 2017, now generally available), but today Microsoft announced that Canada preview has opened up. Another big market for Microsoft. It’s telling that the primary blog announcement is on the Microsoft Teams blog, with a cross post on Skype for Business blog. Not a surprise, but confirming Microsoft want the...

Accessing and Understanding the Microsoft Office 365 Phone System and Audio Conferencing Bill PSTN Usage Report

Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans, allow Microsoft to provide your phone number and inbound and outbound phone calling from Office 365 with Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. Microsoft also offer PSTN Audio conferencing inbound and outbound numbers from Office 365. The cost model for these is a licence per user, with a number of “included” minutes in the plan, and, if used, some scenarios that you...

Microsoft Teams now has Cloud Phone System and Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans

Exciting news today, in line with the published public roadmap, Microsoft announced on Tech Communities that the ability to make PSTN Phone calls is generally available in Microsoft Teams. At present, it’s available to just those with Office 365 Phone System (previously called Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX, or just Cloud PBX) and a Microsoft Calling Plan, PSTN carrier plan from Microsoft...

Belgium and Germany Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans (user phone numbers) Now Available for Cloud Phone System

Good news, Germany and Belgium PSTN Calling plans for user phone numbers are now out of preview and generally available from Microsoft for Skype for Business Online Phone System (previously called Cloud PBX) from today (1st November). According to the Microsoft Teams Roadmap, these should also be available by the end of the year for Microsoft Teams. That brings us up to 9 counties generally...

New Modality Tools: Skype Pre-Meeting join Test Tool and Cloud PBX Advisor Report

Hi, I just wanted to take a minute to highlight two new tools we’re looking for feedback on. The first is from Tom Morgan in our Modality Labs team. The web based tool allows SfB users or external guests to test the connectivity before joining a meeting. Is your network connection good enough? Is your headset appropriate? If you want to have a good meeting experience you can now test before...

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at Microsoft Ignite: Skype for Business Cloud PBX in the Real World

I’m excited to be again speaking at Microsoft Ignite. This year I’m doing a community session on Skype for Business Cloud PBX in the real world. Skype for Business Cloud PBX in the real world Skype for Business Cloud PBX has been available globally for over a year now, so we’ve had some real-world customer deployments and hands-on experience. In this session, we cover all the Skype for Business...

Microsoft PSTN Calling for Ireland and Netherlands now Generally Available for Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX

Good news, Netherlands and Ireland are now generally available for PSTN Calling from Microsoft on Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX. PSTN calling is the service where Microsoft provide your user phone numbers directly from the cloud, acting as your “PSTN carrier”. It looks like they are both still being managed through the service desk: Germany and Belgium are still currently in preview. Here...

Microsoft Cloud PBX PSTN Calling (user phone numbers) Preview for Belgium and Germany

More exciting news on the Skype Preview front, Germany and Belgium have now entered preview for Microsoft PSTN Calling. This means you can get first party PSTN user numbers directly from Microsoft as your carrier for Germany and Belgium in preview   PSTN Calling is generally available for France, Puerto Rico, Spain, UK and US and in preview for Ireland, Netherlands and now Belgium and...

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