Free (yes free!) Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing
Host meetings through Microsoft Teams? What about one of the many other inadequate competitor platforms? Zoom through this post and let me tell you what Microsoft has in store for you (hint: it includes a year of free Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing)!
We all know that Microsoft Teams is the all-encompassing unified communications and collaboration platform Leader (backed by Gartner!) that enables businesses across the globe to get work done quickly and efficiently. Chat – check. File collaboration backed by best-in-class SharePoint – check. Integrations with business-critical processes and systems – check. All these capabilities for both internal employees and external customers at the same time – check, check, check! You may even be hosting meetings through this essential tool right now, but did you know that Microsoft is also giving customers free use of dial-in capabilities for your meetings? They sure are!
From now through the end of March 2021, Microsoft is giving away one free year of audio conference licensing for all new qualified customers. This means that any employee you have hosting Teams meetings (for internal employees or external customers) can now include a dial-in number at no additional cost to you.
Quick reminders as to why this feature can be critically important . . .
“Calling in (dialing in) to meetings is very useful for users who are on the road and can't attend a meeting using the Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams app on their laptops or mobile devices. But there are other scenarios in which using a phone to attend a Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams meeting can be a better option than using an app on a computer:
- Internet connectivity is limited.
- A meeting is audio only.
- The person tried to join a Skype for Business meeting and it failed.
- The call quality is better when dialing in.
- People can join a meeting "hands free" using Bluetooth devices.
- People find it's easier and more convenient for their situation.”
From me (Kris):
“Who doesn’t like free?”
Whatever communication platform you may be on, whatever your current Microsoft licensing situation may be, FMT is here to assist. Let us help you through Skype’s retirement, your legacy phone system woes or just ask us how you can work more efficiently using Microsoft Teams – we have the answers.
Why not take Microsoft up on their free offer and add a dial-in number to your meetings?