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Microsoft deploys new Direct Routing infrastructure in Australia, Update ACLs and Firewalls

Good news for Microsoft Teams Telephony users in and around Australia, as part of Teams Direct Routing expansion and service improvement Microsoft has deployed new instances of Direct Routing infrastructure in Australia. The SIP signaling connection points for Direct Routing are the following three FQDNs: – Global FQDN – must be tried first. When the SBC sends a request...

UC Today Talking Teams – Navigating Direct Routing virtual event

Direct Routing continues to be a really hot topic, with Microsoft just announcing 115 Million Microsoft Teams Daily Active users there are lots of users out there who are not yet using Microsoft Teams Phone System. That’s millions of seats of potential Direct Routing. UC Today are putting on a virtual event focused on Microsoft Teams Direct Routing. Randy Chapman and I did a session where we dive...

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Local Media Optimization, unlocks new SBC topology options

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Local Media Optimization for Direct Routing. Media Bypass Direct Routing already supported Media bypass, released mid-2019. Meaning that media would “bypass” routing to the Microsoft cloud Media Transport Relays and stay direct between the Teams client and the SBC. This is optimal if the user is on a local/internal network with an SBC and there...

Ribbon EdgeMarc Series certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Ribbons Intelligent Edge multi-service business gateways (MSBGs), which include the EdgeMarc 2900, 4800, 6000 and 7000 series, have all been certified for Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams.

The EdgeMarc devices provide SD-WAN in addition to VoIP and PSTN functionality.
Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Certified list here

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing SIP Tester PowerShell Script

Just last week I blogged that this was coming on the roadmap, now here it is: “SIP Tester” is a sample PowerShell script from Microsoft that you can use to test Direct Routing Session Border Controller (SBC) connections in Microsoft Teams. This script tests the basic functionality of a customer-paired Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunk with Direct Routing. The script submits a SIP test to...

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