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Microsoft Teams high fidelity audio “Music Mode” for Music and Pro Microphones

Something I’m personally really excited about, Microsoft Teams is getting an option to set your sound to high fidelity. This can be used to reproduce music in high quality for things like online exercise classes, music classes or live music performances, but also to join teams meetings with more high-end microphones and not have teams compress and “optimise” the audio. It will provide the option...

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...

Tom Arbuthnot at #MSIgnite Table Talk: Running Community Events in an Online World

This year Microsoft Ignite is an all-online event and it’s free to register. There is a lot of Microsoft Teams news coming as well as lots of other great content across multiple technologies. I’m excited to be joining some great people in hosting a Table Talk on Running Community Events in an Online World Session code: CON194 Table Talks are happening throughout the event, across all time zones...

Change the Default Search Engine of New Chromium Edge Browser

Now new chromium edge has hit beta, I’m giving it a go as my primary browser and have uninstalled Chrome.
One of the first non obvious things to do was change the default search engine, for me I want the default to be google.

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