Audio Conferencing for Microsoft Teams

Guest post by Michael Prewett.

With a possible staged “return to work” happening soon, many companies will be in the position of some of their workforce being in the office and some still working from home. In addition, face to face meetings may still not be feasible in some situations due to maintained social distancing requirements.

As many people have recently discovered, Microsoft Teams has been a great tool to facilitate collaboration when we have been physically apart. Sometimes though it is easier for your team or your clients to “dial in” to a meeting rather than having to be in front of their devices for video chats. Having Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing is great for those situations where internet connectivity may be limited or even when the call quality is better when dialing in. It also allows meeting attendees to connect easily without software installs or logins.

Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing can replace costly traditional dial-in phone conference bridges, which when charging by the minute definitely adds up to a hefty sum at the end of the month!

When you create a Microsoft Teams meeting as a user assigned with Audio Conferencing, a dial in number and conference ID is added to the invitation. This number can be configured at setup to be a toll or toll free number located in your choice of most major cities too.

 

You can call in to these details from the meeting or when joining the meeting through Teams, you can click the Phone Audio button to join and it will display the dial in information to you:

 

PKCG recently implemented Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing for a client and managed to save them over $2000 a month from their existing audio conferencing solution!

 

If you would like our help reviewing your teleconferencing costs or help with getting more out of your Microsoft 365 subscription – please contact PKCG on 1300 735 926 or email us at support@pkcg.com.au

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Michael Prewett is passionate about cyber security, innovation and new technology, and how to apply it to real world business cases. He also likes to find ways to use existing technology in new ways to improve the customer experience.

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