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PSTN Calling for Ireland and Netherlands for Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX now in Public Preview

Exciting news, PSTN Calling for Ireland and Netherlands has been added to skypepreview.com. PSTN calling is the service where Microsoft provide your user phone numbers directly from the cloud, acting as your “PSTN carrier”. Currently, PSTN Calling is generally available for France, Puerto Rico, Spain, UK and US. This functionality for Ireland and Netherlands is currently still under development...

Microsoft PSTN Calling for Spain (Carrier Services) Generally Available for Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX

After the general availability of France in December 2016, Microsoft has now added Spain to Microsoft PSTN Calling. Giving the ability to assign users (and service numbers, like Organisational Auto Attendants) in Cloud PBX real PSTN phone numbers from Microsoft directly in the Office 365 Cloud with no local infrastructure. Microsoft is showing its continuous incremental progress towards a more...

Cloud PBX Azure Voicemail delivery to Exchange Server On-Premises Supportability and Configuration

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Microsoft publically announced support for using Exchange Server as a repository for Cloud PBX voicemail. Now a few more details have surfaced on TechNet (thanks Nick Elniff from the Modality team for flagging). Interestingly the voicemail service is being referred to as Cloud PBX Azure Voicemail in this article. Cloud PBX Voicemail with Exchange Server...

Cloud Connector Edition 1.4.1 with Management Service for Auto-Upgrades

Cloud Connector Edition 1.4.1 was just made generally available. Cloud Connector Edition is a hybrid offering that consists of a set of packaged Virtual Machines (VMs) that implement on-premises PSTN connectivity with Cloud PBX.  Users who are homed on Cloud PBX can have PSTN connectivity from on-premises SIP or ISDN via CCE. The following updates were made in version Skype for Business Cloud...

Auto Attendant and Call Queues Coming Skype for Business Cloud PBX Preview in September

Microsoft’s Sean Wilson and Jamie Stark just finished a live Skype Meeting Broadcast where they went over the new features coming on Skype for Business Cloud PBX You can watch the session on demand here, it will also be on the YouTube channel soon. What was the key news? Cloud PBX Auto Attendant Nothing on premises required for this to work TTS = Text To Speech   Call Queues (similar to what...

Skype for Business Cloud PBX Cloud Connector Edition Download

Good news, it’s been a while in preview, but now Skype for Business “Cloud Connector Edition” is available as a download. “CCE” is a set of 4 virtual machines (stand alone Domain Controller, Central Management Store, Mediation and Edge) that sit on a single physical dedicated server Hyper-V host in your DMZ and allow you to use your on-premise PSTN carrier with Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX...

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at UC Expo 2016 on Skype for Business Cloud PBX

UC EXPO is the largest Unified Communications and Collaboration event in Europe. The two day event encompasses the technologies that enable smarter working and a truly connected business. It’s a great event, I’ve spoken on previous years, and there are always a lot of good conversations and news. I’m speaking on: Skype for Business Cloud PBX – The Right Deployment Model for You Tuesday 19th Apr...

RunAsRadio Podcast: Skype for Business Cloud PBX with Tom Arbuthnot

If you’re in the Microsoft IT Pro space and haven’t heard of RunAsRadio where have you been? It’s a great weekly podcast covering all areas of IT with the great Richard Campbell. It’s ben too long since I last caught up with Richard back when I was talking about integrating Lync to Business Processes, it was good to have a chat around where things are going with Skype for Business and Cloud PBX...

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