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138 organizations have more than 100,000 Microsoft Teams users, MSFT FY2021 Q1 Results

Microsoft released its FY22 Q1 results yesterday. It is always interesting to keep an eye on what is being talked about in the results as it shows the areas Microsoft want to highlight. Results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year: Revenue was $45.3 billion and increased 22% Operating income was $20.2 billion and increased 27% Net...

Enterprise Connect free virtual event September 27th-29th 2021

Enterprise connect focuses on the issues central to enterprise communications and collaboration. Due to continuing world events, it’s all virtual and free to attend this year. Highlights include: Five industry keynotes from Microsoft, Cisco, Zoom, RingCentral, and AWS Thought-leading General Sessions featuring enterprise communications decision-makers, contact center technology leaders, and...

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...

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