Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies

Introduction

Effective March 1, 2022, Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing is available as a Standalone license.

Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies is a new feature that allows Teams users to hold audio conferences and invite external participants to join via a phone number. The feature is now available as a standalone license. It contains unlimited toll dial-in minutes, plus 60 dial-out minutes to the US and Canada (regardless of end customer tenant location). It also includes Operator Connect Conferencing. This article will discuss the benefits and features of Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies.

 

Unlimited dial-in capabilities in Microsoft 365 included

Note, that starting March 1, 2022, unlimited dial-in capabilities for Microsoft Teams meetings are available for existing Office 365 and Microsoft 365 licenses as Audio Conferencing is available as part of all Teams-inclusive Microsoft 365 and Office 365 subscriptions.

Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing

 

What is Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing?

An Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing license enables you to provide a dial-in phone number for Teams meeting attendees, and to dial-out during a meeting to invite other callers into that meeting. With Operator Connect Conferencing capabilities, organizations can use phone numbers from a third-party operator to join Microsoft Teams meetings.

One Audio Conferencing license is required for each user who is going to schedule or host an audio meeting.

 

What is Operator Connect Conferencing?

Operator Connect Conferencing is a feature that allows organizations to use phone numbers from a third-party operator to join Microsoft Teams meetings. This feature is available with Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing, and it can help organizations reduce costs by using their existing phone service provider for conference calls.

 

What are the benefits of Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies?

The benefits of Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies include:

  1. Greater Flexibility: The feature provides greater flexibility to users, allowing them to hold meetings with participants who may not have access to the Teams app. This is particularly useful for external participants who may not be part of the same organization.
  2. Cost Savings: The feature can help organizations save money by reducing the need for expensive hardware and software for conferencing.
  3. Increased Productivity: The feature can help increase productivity by reducing the time and effort required to organize and conduct meetings.

 

How does Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies work?

Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies works by providing a phone number that participants can dial to join a Teams meeting. The feature also allows users to dial out during the meeting to invite other callers into that meeting.

 

How can I purchase Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies?

You can purchase Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies through the Microsoft Teams Admin Center. If you need help with the licensing for your organization, contact SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT for free consultancy on your Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing needs.

 

In which countries can I purchase Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies?

Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies is available worldwide. However, for a list of countries and their specific availabilities, please go to the links below.

 

Are Microsoft Teams Calling Plans available in Europe?

Microsoft and third-party Calling Plans are available in countries, such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States.

 

Conclusion

Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing with dial-out to select geographies is a new feature that provides greater flexibility, cost savings, and increased productivity to organizations. It is now available as standalone license and interesting for organizations of all sizes.

If you have any questions, just contact SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT for free expert consultancy on Microsoft licensing for organizations.

 

Links

For the announcement concerning Audio Conferencing being a part of all Teams-inclusive Microsoft 365 and Office 365 subscriptions, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/08/19/new-pricing-for-microsoft-365/.

For more information on Microsoft Audio Conferencing in Microsoft 365, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/audio-conferencing-in-office-365.

For more information on Microsoft Audio Conferencing pay-per-minute, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/audio-conferencing-pay-per-minute.

For a full list of country and region availabilities, please visit: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/calling-plan-overview.

For more information on Microsoft Operator Connect Conferencing, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/operator-connect-conferencing-plan.

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