In September, Microsoft introduced a new vision for intelligent communications including plans to evolve Microsoft Teams into the primary client for calling and meetings in Office 365. As part of this, Microsoft is bringing comprehensive calling and meeting capabilities into Teams, along with data and insights from the Microsoft Graph, and a strong roadmap of innovation to empower teams to achieve more.
Today Microsoft is releasing new calling capabilities in Teams, providing full featured dialling capabilities, complete with call history, hold/resume, speed dial, transfer, forwarding, caller ID masking, extension dialling, multi-call handling, simultaneous ringing, voicemail, and text telephone (TTY) support.
Read the full blog here.
Effective 1st December 2017, Azure product terms are changing for Azure Monetary Commitment.
New or renewing customers who choose to pre-pay their new Azure MC purchase will gain access to the full MC value upfront. That value will not expire until the end of the agreement term.
Existing customers who already purchased MC via the pre-pay option should already notice changes to their MC availability, for example, the remaining funds:
Learn more about Azure in Open Licensing here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/offers/ms-azr-0111p/
Veritas have announced the availability of simplified licensing with Backup Exec Subscription. New customers can now choose between three options - Bronze, Silver and Gold - depending on their specific needs and on subscription licence based terms
Download the subscription guide for further details.
Azure Reserved VM Instances are now available in all EA programs and on Azure.com
For more detailed information, please download this presentation, or get in touch with your account manager.
Customer administrators now have the ability to select pre-made packages in the Admin Console for the deployment of team products purchased through the Value Incentive Plan (VIP). This allows the VIP admin to choose between using pre-built and build-your-own packages when deploying team or enterprise products.
Learn more about packages here.
Reserve virtual machines in advance and save up to 82% when combined with Azure Hybrid Benefit.
From July 1, 2018, Azure will no longer be available through MPSA and will be retired from MPSA completely on that date. Customers who currently purchase Azure through the MPSA have until that date to migrate their Azure account or subscription from MPSA to another licensing vehicle.
If you believe this applies to your organisation, please get in touch to discuss your migration options.