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Enterprise Connect 2016 Microsoft Keynote Announcements Summary

Published 09/03/2016 - 0 Comments

Microsoft just finished their Enterprise Connect keynote

You can watch the full session on Skype Broadcast Here, also check out the Microsoft blog post here

Key comments:

  • 100 Million Meetings per month
  • Thousands of Customers in Production using Cloud PBX and PSTN Conferencing
  • One experience for users
  • April the Cloud Connector Edition (connects Cloud PBX to your on-prem carrier) will launch, free VM’s
  • Confirmed you can Port your existing numbers from any carrier to Microsoft PSTN Calling
  • By mid-year 2016 the UK will get Microsoft PSTN Calling (Microsoft as the carrier)
  • Cloud PBX Auto attendant Demo
  • 60% of meeting attendees attend from Meeting rooms, which often only have a display and a PSTN phone

 

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Demo of quickly setting up 50 users with PowerShell

Dig at how complex Cisco Unified Communications Manager is

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Verses the Office 365 portal with “tick box” admin (Chrome user, the new Microsoft :-)

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or with PowerShell

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Polycom VVX Phone with Skype UI, registered to Cloud PBX and firmware updates from the Cloud

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Microsoft PSTN Conferencing

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Logitech Surface as controller,standard surface pro 4 in a logitech “smart dock” – “Project Rigel”, Polycom Trio

1 touch meeting join

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Check out Adam Jacobs from Polycom on the roster

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CX5100

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Polycom Group Series Video endpoints will work with SfB Server and SfB Online

“Cloud based Video interoperability service” for O365, joined from a Cisco SX10 – 2nd half calendar year

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Understand usage, issues and

Prem and Cloud Hybrid (the Event Zero technology Microsoft acquired)

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Live view:

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Manage DID’s Manage Phones, complete management solution

Amazon, Microsoft and Google have the three big clouds, but only Microsoft’s is “communications ready”

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Shows language transcription translation on Skype Broadcast in real time!

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Coming second half of 2016 – only possible with the Microsoft Cloud

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Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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