Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Microsoft Steps Up Enterprise Phone and Conferencing Push - Digits - WSJ

Tangentially, see Cisco to connect video conferencing technology with Acano (TechTarget)

"Microsoft Corp. is angling to manage more corporate phone calls and meetings, adding cloud-based services that compete with offerings from vendors like Cisco Systems Inc. and Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google.

The software giant on Monday is introducing new features to its Office 365 service, best known for providing online versions of Microsoft productivity applications, that lets users conduct voice calls as well as audio and video conferences.

Microsoft said one new feature, called Cloud PBX, routes voice calls so customers don’t need to operate private branch exchange equipment or install software on their own premises. Another feature can host online meetings with up to 10,000 attendees, the company said."
Microsoft Steps Up Enterprise Phone and Conferencing Push - Digits - WSJ
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