Back in September 2017, Microsoft announced its new vision for intelligent communications which includes having Microsoft Teams replace Skype for Business for Office 365 users.

Now Microsoft is taking their first steps to bring comprehensive calling and meetings capabilities into Microsoft Teams! These major updates of the new calling features to Microsoft Teams are meant to accommodate previous Skype for Business users. Let’s check out some more details.

What’s New?

The new calling features provide full dialing capabilities, call history, hold/resume, speed dial, transfer, forwarding, caller ID masking, extension dialing, multi-call handling, simultaneous ringing, voicemail, text telephone (TTY) support and other advanced features. These new updates are currently rolling out and they should take an effect soon.

As part of this new roadmap of innovation, Microsoft also brings data and insights from the Microsoft Graph into Microsoft Teams to empower users to achieve more.

These new features have been provided by regular VoIP Services for a long time and there are multiple Cloud Service Providers on the market that cover much more advanced capabilities. Click here to check them out!

polycom-logoRecently, Polycom announced their integration of its HD voice and video technology into Microsoft’s Teams. Aside from this integration, Polycom also introduced two new audiovisual solutions, Polycom RealConnect Hybrid and Polycom Microsoft Skype Room System.

microsoftPolycom has a long-standing partnership with Microsoft and they are dedicated to supporting Microsoft customers in all stages of their collaboration which include Skype for Business, Office 365, and Microsoft Teams.

“We are pleased to partner with Polycom to integrate their core voice and video devices with the Microsoft Teams platform.  Microsoft Teams and solutions like Polycom MSR and Polycom RealPresence Group Series will be a powerful combination for customers that need high-quality collaboration experiences.” – Bob Davis, CVP, Skype Business Services & Office Product Group Customer Experience at Microsoft

image-skyeSept. 27, 2017 – Microsoft announced at the big Ignite conference in Orlando that Microsoft Teams will replace Skype for Business soon.skype-for-business

The Teams will become a one-stop-shop in Office 365 for all of your conferencing need and  it will be covering features including making inbound and outbound calls to PSTN numbers, call transfers and voicemail. Teams meetings now have audio conferencing capabilities which allows you to join a meeting simply by dialing a phone number.

For more information, visit Microsoft Teams.

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