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Microsoft Teams in the Windows Microsoft Store, but not for S mode

Microsoft Teams is finally available in the Microsoft Store, here. This is the same electron-based version of the client you get if you download it directly from Office 365/Microsoft outside of the Microsoft Store, not a new version of the client. As it’s electron/win32 it’s not supported in Windows S mode (a version of Windows locked down to only non-win32 Microsoft store apps) and it’s not...

Understanding Operator Connect Accelerator (OCA) for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft just announced a new program, Operator Connect Accelerator. The programme will allow certified partners to quickly onboard operators to Microsoft Teams Operator Connect. This blog covers what Operator Connect Accelerator (OCA) is, who the launch partners are and how it affects customers and telco providers. Firstly, to understand Operator Connect Accelerator, you have to understand...

Microsoft Teams DECT integration coming via SIP Gateway

Announced this week at Enterprise Connect, Microsoft is adding support for a number of digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT) devices for Microsoft Teams. These will register via Microsoft’s native SIP gateway. This will be available by the end of June on the following compatible handset models from Spectralink, Ascom and Poly. Yealink and Gigaset handsets will follow by September...

Understanding Microsoft Teams Transcription and Captioning

Microsoft Teams offers both Live Captions and transcription. Each works differently. This blog will help you understand them and which to use. Microsoft Teams also supports CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation), human-generated live captioning. Microsoft Teams Live Captions Microsoft Live Captions shows, as the name suggests, real-time speech to text in a meeting speech at the bottom...

Microsoft launch Microsoft Teams global device trade in program with Network-Value

Microsoft is partnering with Network-Value, a US-based company specialising in device trade-in programmes to offer a global device trade in program. Customers can trade in “most common unified communication devices” including meeting room systems and kits, video conferencing devices, desktop IP phones and displays, web cameras, speakerphones and room accessories. The programme will be fully...

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