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Microsoft to increase Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plan prices in March 2022

In a blog today Microsoft announced some coming price increases for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plans Office 365 E1 from $8 to $10 per user per month Office 365 E3 from $20 to $23 per user per month Office 365 E5 from $35 to $38 per user per month Microsoft 365 Business Basic from $5 to $6 per user per month Microsoft 365 Business Premium from $20 to $22 per user per month Microsoft 365 E3 from...

Microsoft has acquired Peer5 WebRTC-based eCDN for Microsoft Teams

Interesting news in the Microsoft Teams space, Microsoft has acquired Peer5, a WebRTC-based eCDN (Enterprise Content Delivery Network) solution that runs in-browser. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Peer5 has powered large live events with as many as 2 million concurrent users) and our product has been used over the years by more than 1 billion users. What is and eCDN and what does it...

Will Windows 11 significantly increase Microsoft Teams monthly active users?

Microsoft just announced an impressive 250 Million Monthly Active Users. What is interesting is that number is not just Office 365 users, which would include Office 365 business, education and government users or what Microsoft would call “commercial”, it also includes Home or consumer users using Teams. The numbers also include any users currently in a trial, which is an option in Office 365...

New Microsoft Teams Phone Number Service Portal in Teams Admin Center

Previously Microsoft dealt with Microsoft provided PSTN number porting and number provision issues via some specific email addresses (like ptneu@microsoft and gcstnmsd@microsoft). As of July 22, 2021, the email system has been retired and replaced with a new dedicated portal. The portal is at but can also be reached via the Teams Admin center:   Hopefully, this will make it easier to manage...

Microsoft Teams Client SDK coming to support partner Attendant Console Solutions

One good session from Inspire 2021 was on partners growing their Teams practice and the opportunity around Teams Phone. The session included a Teams Calling roadmap update. Image from The Year of Teams Phone – Grow Your Practice Most of this was already known about, but something public for the first time is “Client SDK to support ISV attendant console solutions”. What is an SDK? SDK stands for...

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