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Microsoft Teams lower cost basic IP Phones and USB Phones

Basic Microsoft Teams IP Phones In a recent blog, Microsoft announced some new more cost-effective IP Phones are being added to the Microsoft Teams device line-up. These phones will be coming from AudioCodes, Poly, Yealink starting early 2021 with with “physical buttons (so presumably no touch screen to save cost), high-quality audio, and core calling features at an affordable price”. These...

Microsoft Teams will support standard SIP phones in the first half of 2021

Microsoft has just announced in a blog post that “Support for SIP phones will be available in the first half of 2021.”. It looks like any SIP based phone will be supported, the blog mentions “Cisco, Yealink, Polycom, and others”. This is a big change. Previously only specific Microsoft Teams Phones were supported and Skype for Business (3PIP) phones. Could this new SIP Phone registration be...

Tom Arbuthnot speaking at Teamsfest October 2020: Microsoft Teams Phone System Keys to Success

TeamsFest is a 100% free, 100% community-driven conference dedicated to Microsoft Teams. It aims to bring together exceptional technical talent and thought leaders to democratise Teams knowledge, encourage participation in the Teams community and give those who are struggling financially an opportunity to attend a first-class Teams conference. Organised by Chris Hoard, Adam Deltinger, Vesku...

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 cancel including calling plans in E5 due to ‘rapidly evolving market conditions’

Only weeks after it was announced and before it was due to be available, Microsoft has cancelled adding 120 minute PSTN domestic calling plans to E5 and A5 for 8 countries. Microsoft says it’s due to “rapidly evolving market conditions”. Thanks to my friend Randy Chapman for the heads up. They must have been very rapidly evolving indeed to change in a matter of weeks. I can’t see any customers...

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