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Telstra announces 3 User PSTN Calling Plans for Skype for Business Online and Microsoft Teams

Thanks to my friend Greig Sheridan for the Photo from the launch event. The news is now public that Telstra will be offering user phone number plans for Office 365 Phone System, i.e. Skype for Business Online and Microsoft Teams. It looks like it’s initially just for Office 365 tenants homed in Australia. This is a model where you buy Office 365 from Microsoft and buy your “user phone numbers and...

What Countries does Microsoft Office 365 PSTN Audio Conferencing Cover and What are the Costs?

Microsoft can provide phone dial in and dial out conferencing PSTN (Public Switched Telephony Network, an old name for phone numbers) for Skype for Business Online and Microsoft Teams meetings. The Microsoft service is included for users with Office 365 E5, or can be bought as a per user add-on in two ways: Pay for a per user per per month licence (standard subscription) Pay no per month licence...

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at at IP Expo Manchester: Microsoft Teams, The Future of Collaboration in Office 365?

  I’m really excited to be speaking at IP Expo Manchester on 26th April. I hope to see you there. Microsoft Teams is available to 181 markets and is already used by over 125,000 enterprises. It’s a chat-centric collaboration tool that brings together all the services in Office 365 including Calling, Video, Conferencing and integration with many applications. What you will take away from this...

Know The 5 Types of Hybrid for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams

“Hybrid” is possibly the most overused word in our Microsoft world. It means everything and nothing. I often cringe when people talk about their topology as “hybrid” without defining it further, I even try to ban using “hybrid” without any context at Modality :-). So why am I not a fan? Many different Skype for Business and now Microsoft Teams topologies are referred to as hybrid with quite...

SLA for a Licence/Feature Change to to become Active in Office 365, 24 hours

Just something to consider in your project planning / operational service planning with Office 365 / Skype for Business Online / Microsoft Teams. When you apply a licence or a policy to a user, it can take a variable amount of time to become active. This seems to range from a few minutes to as much as 10-11 hours in one recent case on a customer we were working on. I can’t find a publically...

Microsoft Graph API Office 365 usage reporting GA, existing API and PowerShell cmdlets will be removed January 29, 2018

Microsoft announced in a blog post on 19th December, new APIs are available now, and Using these APIs, you can retrieve the data available in all of the web-based usage reports on the Office 365 portal You get Organization level summaries per service, entity level (user, sites, accounts) usage information Reporting periods of the last 7/30/90/180 days, and daily activity aggregates. Any user with...

Accessing and Understanding the Microsoft Office 365 Phone System and Audio Conferencing Bill PSTN Usage Report

Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans, allow Microsoft to provide your phone number and inbound and outbound phone calling from Office 365 with Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. Microsoft also offer PSTN Audio conferencing inbound and outbound numbers from Office 365. The cost model for these is a licence per user, with a number of “included” minutes in the plan, and, if used, some scenarios that you...

Skype for Business Online Client Version and Device Firmware Version Distribution in Call Quality Diagnostics Online

Microsoft’s Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) is an reporting tool for the quality of calls made using Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business services. To enable it for the first time follow this blog post. You can access it with this short URL of tom.qa/CQD. By default you get a number of Summary Reports: In Detailed Reports we can customise what we report on: Create a New detailed report, for each...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news