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Empowering.Cloud launched, free on-demand expert video briefings for Microsoft Teams IT Pros

I am excited to say that Empowering.Cloud is now officially launched. This is something I have been working on alongside James Rodd, previous CEO of Modality and fellow Microsoft MVP Tom Morgan. With Microsoft Teams being such a wide service with UC, Collab and apps and the constant change and pace of the cloud, it’s really hard to keep up. That’s the problem we are solving with Empowering.Cloud...

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 via SIP Gateway

Update 25th July 2022: Spectralink are now certified supported for Microsoft Teams DECT: Spectralink DECT handsets Microsoft Teams now supported with Teams 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...

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...

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