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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.

Microsoft Teams Free Version, What’s included, What’s not?

Published 12/07/2018 - 1 Comment

200,000 businesses across 181 markets now use Microsoft Teams. To drive further adoption and further compete with solutions like slack that have a popular free tier, today Microsoft added a free version to Teams. The free version includes the following for up to 300 people: Unlimited chat messages and search. Built-in audio and video calling […]

Free Enabling Teamwork with Microsoft Teams Online Course

Published 09/07/2018 - 0 Comments

Microsoft has produced a free Microsoft Teams course on edX. In this course, you will learn how to enable Microsoft Teams in Office 365.  The course illustrates the value of Teams collaboration and includes tips and tricks for getting the most of out of Teams. You will also learn how to configure Teams. Specifically, you […]

Plantronics completes acquisition of Polycom, moves forward as a single company

Published 02/07/2018 - 0 Comments

First reported on at the end of March,  Plantronics has announced the deal is now complete. Polycom will become part of Plantronics, moving forward as a single company. Their portfolio will span headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics and services. “The acquisition of Polycom will accelerate and expand Plantronics’ vision and enable […]

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing GA, 11 Partners already offering hosted options

Published 28/06/2018 - 0 Comments

Good news, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing, the feature that allows you to connect your own Session Border Controller and PSTN Carrier to Microsoft Teams for user phone numbers, is now generally available. Deploy your own SBC and connect your preferred SIP carrier/Interop with your existing telephony system AudioCodes and Ribbon are the currently certified Session […]