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Microsoft Teams Phone with Microsoft Calling Plan single SMB SKU for 33 markets

Microsoft already offers a special SKU (Stock Keeping Unit, or single product/service you can buy) for SMB customers (up to 300 users) called Microsoft 365 Business Voice. Microsoft 365 Business Voice combined Teams Phone (the licence to turn Teams into a proper phone) Either a Microsoft calling plan or a partner PSTN connectivity option (Direct Routing at the time) Microsoft PSTN dial-in audio...

Microsoft Teams device news, November 2021

With so much going on in the Microsoft Teams device ecosystem, partnerships galore and Microsoft Ignite here is an update of all the Microsoft Teams device news. Microsoft Teams Rooms and Teams Panels Direct Guest Join for BlueJeans and GoToMeeting, expected to roll out in the first half of 2022. New ability to “check-in” to a room from a Teams panel is coming Room occupancy sensors will soon be...

Avatars and 3D experiences coming with Mesh for Microsoft Teams

Announced at Microsoft Ignite November 2021 and targeted to be in preview, in the first half of 2022, Mesh for Microsoft Teams will add both personalized avatars allowing users to maintain their presence in meetings without turning on cameras and also full-on 3D immersive spaces to meet and move around in 3 dimensions. Microsoft Mesh was actually launched earlier this year and was recently...

Microsoft announce contact center: Dynamics 365 Customer Service

Big news in the Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) space, at Microsoft Ignite today Microsoft has announced “voice channel for Dynamics 365 Customer Service”, aka “Dynamics 365 Customer Service expands to become the all-in-one digital contact center solution” to quote the Microsoft blog This is Dynamics 365 Customer Service leveraging Azure...

Free Voucher for MS-720 Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer with Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge

As with previous years, Microsoft Ignite is offering the Cloud Skills Challenges, if you complete one of the 12 challenges you will earn a free Microsoft Certification exam that can be applied to your choice of exam from this list, including MS-720 Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer: MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer MD-100: Windows 10 MD-101: Managing Modern...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions