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Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise (Avaya SBCE) certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Roadmap item 66465 In June we heard that Avaya SBC’s were going to be certified for Microsoft Teams, now it’s all approved and official. Avaya Session Border Controller for Enterprise ( ASBCE) release 8.1.1 is officially on the certified list. It’s certified for non-media bypass. Avaya SBCE Standard Services is aimed at enterprise and small and medium business. It also supports virtual deployment...

Microsoft Teams Monthly Podcast August 2020

This month in the August Microsoft Teams Update we discuss We discuss: Big News – Microsoft adding 120 minute PSTN domestic calling plans to E5 for Microsoft Teams (Note that between recording and publishing Microsoft have cancelled this so you might want to skip it) Microsoft Teams $12 PUPM Advanced Communications licence for recording and contact center API and advanced features – Microsoft...

Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie push-to-talk feature now in public preview

Microsoft Teams Walkie Talkie is now in public preview. This push-to-talk experience for Android devices turns them into walkie-talkies for instant voice communications. Like traditional walkie talkies, you press and hold a button to speak on the Teams Walkie Talkie, and release the button to listen. It’s simply an app in within the Microsoft Teams mobile app. Walkie Talkie app is included in all...

Microsoft Teams $12 PUPM Advanced Communications licence for recording and contact center API and advanced features

Thanks to Matt Landis for first spotting this (his company does some great attendant console and contact centre software SfB and Teams). At Microsoft Inspire, in session IDB151, Build on the Microsoft Teams momentum to develop your Meetings, Calling and Devices practice, Microsoft noted a new user licence called “Advanced Communications”. Angela Donohue, said the licence would be available later...

Microsoft Teams Displays – All-in-one personal dedicated Microsoft Teams devices

Microsoft recently announced (or really renamed since the Lenovo has been around for a while) a new type of certified device for Microsoft Teams. These are personal devices featuring an ambient touchscreen, and a hands-free experience powered by Cortana (Cortana will be available in the U.S. later this year). There are plans to expand Cortana to other markets in the future. Microsoft Teams...

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