Microsoft Teams Essentials Most Affordable Collaboration Solution for Small Business

by Russell Smith

December 1st, 2021, Microsoft announced the availability of Teams Essentials, a new product built for small businesses. In this article, you'll learn what is Microsoft Teams Essentials, how it compares to other editions of Teams, and about pricing and availability. What is Microsoft Teams Essentials? Microsoft Teams Essentials provides small businesses with unlimited group calls… Read More

3CX Teams Integration

by Jason Wynn

Historically when integrating with Microsoft Teams voice you would need to work with Microsoft to migrate your own telephone numbers to Microsoft and use their calling plans.  The other option is to create a direct route, implement your own session boarder controller (SBC) or a hosting provider session boarder controller and then link this to… Read More

Microsoft Loop is Rebrand of Fluid Framework

by Russell Smith

At its Ignite conference yesterday, Microsoft announced that some parts of its Fluid Framework are being rebranded as Microsoft Loop. Or at least some parts of it. First announced in 2019, the Fluid Framework provides users with what Microsoft describes as 'atomic units of productivity' that can be shared and worked on independently of a… Read More

Azure Active Directory External Collaboration Policy Now Generally Available

by Tony Redmond

Office 365 makes it easy to collaborate with external users through Office 365 Groups and Teams, both of which use Azure B2B Collaboration. In fact, collaboration is so easy that users might be carried away and share with all and sundry, including your competitors. Which is why it's nice to have a policy to control sharing with certain domains that works for applications like Groups, Teams, and Planner.

The Rebirth of Yammer Groups

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft has updated Yammer so that new groups use the Office 365 Groups service to manage the identity and membership of the groups. There are far too many “groups” in that last sentence, which kind of illustrates how a surplus of groups might be building up within Office 365.