Microsoft have just launched new promotions to help organisations benefit from enhanced meeting and calling capabilities within Microsoft Teams. These offers allow organisations to benefit from free and discounted licences.
Recently, Microsoft have announced new discounts that can give eligible organisations access to free Audio Conferencing facilities with their Office 365 subscriptions. During the past few months, there has been a global increase in online meetings following the widespread shift to remote working. Microsoft Teams has been a hugely popular option with many organisations rapidly deploying Microsoft Teams overnight to give their staff access to the online meeting capabilities that they have suddenly required. However, it is more important than ever to ensure that anyone is able to join online meetings, which is where Audio Conferencing comes in.
What is Audio Conferencing
Audio Conferencing allows anyone to join a Microsoft Teams meeting by simply calling into the meeting via a dial-in conference number. This is ideal for those that perhaps do not have an internet connection, have a weak connection, or may be on the road. By dialling in, anyone can join the meeting from a phone and participate, which is well-suited for:
- People with limited internet connectivity
- Audio only meetings where the call quality can be better dialling in
- Giving people the ability to join a meeting "hand free" via Bluetooth
Organisations with the relevant Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscriptions can qualify to get Audio Conferencing add-on free for 12 months. This is available to activate from 1st October 2020 through to 31st March 2021 for CSP customers. You can read Microsoft's public announcement on it here with further details.
Contact us: If you have any questions, would like to discuss the offer or would like us to review your Microsoft licensing, please get in touch.
Recently deployed Microsoft Teams?
If you have recently made the transition to Teams then you might be interested in our recent video recording "Managing Microsoft Teams" which outlines best practices and guidance for securing and governing Microsoft Teams.