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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...

Understanding Microsoft Teams Real-Time Call Quality Analytics (RTA) Reporting

Good news, this feature was going to require the Advanced Communications add-on for Microsoft Teams, but Microsoft has now dropped this requirement. It has been removed from the Advanced Communications add-on for Microsoft Teams docs page (it was previously listed as a feature in advanced comms) Real-Time Analytics (RTA) will show shows detailed information for scheduled Microsoft Teams meetings...

5 Microsoft Teams sessions not to miss at Microsoft Ignite 2021 November 2-4

Microsoft Ignite is just around the corner now. Again all online this year and free to attend, if you are in the Microsoft space it’s an event not to miss. I’m excited to be facilitating a hybrid working round table (now fully booked sorry!). I’ll also be following all the sessions and news and will do a roundup blog post with all the key news, so be sure to subscribe for all the important...

Sell Microsoft Teams apps in Microsoft Teams store, now in developer preview

Selling Microsoft Teams applications in Microsoft stores was previously possible but required multiple steps: downloading apps from the Teams app store and purchasing a subscription from Microsoft AppSource. It’s not a process that would be easy for most users to understand. Mostly any monetization of apps has happened “out of hand” of the Microsoft app store ecosystem. Now in developer preview...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 news and opinions