Microsoft Teams (German only) as modern platform for collaboration is now available for a bit more than a year and is increasingly gaining acceptance for business customers in Germany. With Teams employees continuously have access to all required resources and can exchange and collaborate within the team and individually.
Microsoft Teams enables different kinds of collaboration within a consistent and intuitive user interface, available for Windows, MAC and smartphones or tablets. Additionally, it can be used in a browser. Data is stored within corporate governance of Office 365 with a single password and single sign on to Office 365 services and secure encryption of data transmission.
Microsoft Teams is part of many Office 365 plans and only available in the Microsoft cloud. Meetings may be – if desired – recorded and archived, and based on this transcribed and translated into many languages. The “Power of the Cloud” makes daily tasks easier.
Using Microsoft Teams and Office 365 as telephone system
Now, Microsoft Teams may also be used as telephone system or PBX with existing PSTN connectivity. This functionality, called “Direct Routing” by Microsoft, creates a point of connectivity for customer based telephone infrastructure. Real-time media streams preferably stay on-premise and are usually not routed through the cloud, creating a price-efficient and seamless transition to the cloud.
The PSTN telephone may then – like all features of Microsoft Teams – be used worldwide. You always stay connected and reachable with your PSTN number on the go. Features like call routing to your team and delegate functions enable efficient call dispatching. The cloud-based voice box with speech recognition delivers voicemails into your inbox, in addition to a transcript of the message.
Office 365 phone system is a part of Office 365 E5 and available as Add-On in addition to the Office 365 E1/E3 plans.
Compatibility with Telekom DeutschlandLAN SIP Trunk & One Stop Shop
Telekom offers Internet- and telephone connection, relevant Microsoft Teams and Office 365 building blocks as one-stop shop. It enables an easy and seamless transition to using the modern communication and collaboration features of Microsoft Teams and Office 365, backed with Telekom’s Cloud Experts.
With the Launch of Teams phone system with Direct Routing, Telekom’s DeutschlandLAN SIP Trunk in conjunction with Business Routers of AudioCodes is available as an optimal foundation for your PSTN telephone. Benefit from Telekom’s quality-guaranteed All-IP telephone and continue to use existing telephone functions such as Fax. Attractive pricing models enable a tailored customization of the telephone requirements with a number of voice channels and complementary flatrates for Germany and Europe. Similar to Office 365, encryption of the communication is available.