Teams Operator Connect Preview available

Operator Connect is now available through the Teams admin portal. With the Operator Connect it is possible to select one of the available PSTN provider to get phone numbers from different countries. Each provider like Pure IP, German Telekom, TATA, offer phone numbers and service for a range of countries.

operator connect

If you select one of these provider you can get more details with selecting “offer details

Or you select your preferred provider direct.

 

operator connect

I have select PureIP as my preferred provider and only Germany for PSTN phone numbers

I have now to wait for the direct contact of PureIP and I will find PureIP under “My Provider”.

I will continue these article, if I get the additional information from PureIP.

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Microsoft Teams / Skype Interopt with Headset

If you migrate form Skype or another software client to Microsoft Teams Voice, you should disable the call control through your headset device configuration. Through the migration you will use both software client at the same time for different functions like, chat, voice and online meeting.

I use a Jabra Headset, you can use the Jabra Direct to control your headset and disable “Call control with softphone”

If this feature is activated on your headset, calls will be droppt if you leave the call on one of your softphone clients!

 

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Self-help diagnostics for Microsoft Teams administrators

Microsoft has developed Teams specific diagnostic scenarios. This cover a lot of scenarios which administrators request for help.

Login to your M365 admin portal https://admin.microsoft.com

Open Help and use “Diag: Teams call forward”. Insert the sip address of the user and the phone number that calls are being forwarded.

If you run this test, you will get some additional details and can check if the call forward is enabled or not.

You can find a list of available diagnostics on this website:

Self-help diagnostics for Teams administrators – Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs

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Teams Survivable Branch Appliance

This week on Microsoft Ignite 2020, Microsoft announced Teams Survivable Branch Appliance with Teams offline Mode.

With this option, it is possible to make voice calls between Teams clients and PSTN calls through the local SBC if internet connection is not available.

At the moment I have no technical deep information, but you have to install some Teams software on a local server to support the Teams offline mode.

If I get more technical deep information, I will post on my Blog.

This picture is from the Ignite 2020 Session

teamssbaThe Audiocodes SBC support now PSTN calls for IP Phones, Analog Phones and the Teams desktop client without connection to the Microsoft Datacenter.

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New Teams Powershell Module

The Teams Powershell module includes now also the Skype Online Powershell module. You can now load the Teams Powershell module and use also the Skype Online Powershell with the following commands

You can check your installed Teams Module Version with

get-InstalledModule -name MicrosoftTeams

The new Version should be 1.1.6

Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams -Force (use Force if you have a prior Teams Module installed)

$User = ‘UserName’

Connect-MicrosoftTeams -AccountId $User
$skypesession = New-CsOnlineSession
Import-PSSession $skypesession -AllowClobber

I didn’t use -Credentials, because all my tenants use MFA for login

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Microsoft Surface Hub 2S live erleben

Hier Zeigen meine Kollegen von Glück & Kanja, Marco Scheel und Stefan Schönleber das Surface Hub 2S im Vergleich zu Yealink MC500 und Surface Hub 1

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German Webcast “Cloudbased Phone System with MS Teams”

German Webcast “Cloudbase Phone System with Microsoft Teams”

Webcast Microsft Teams with Direct Routing and migration from Skype for Business 2015 and 2019 to Microsoft Teams

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New Satin Codec is coming for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has announced a new codec Satin in his update blog for Microsoft Teams.

At the moment Silk will be used for meetings and one-to-one communication, wich are introduce with Skype before, as default codec.

Microsoft says, “Teams will soon be able to deliver crystal clear wideband audio with as little as 7 kbps”.

If I get more detailed information, I will post this in my blog.

 

 

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Teams Admin shows all Direct Routing SBC (Session Border Controler) now

The Microsoft Teams Admin Center shows all configured Session Border Controllers (SBC) for Direct Routing. You will find detailed infomation about CONCURRENT CALLS, NETWORK PARAMETERS, NETWORK EFFECTIVENESS.

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Wildcard Certificate for Audiocodes SBC

Sometimes I will use wildcard certificate for my Audiocodes SBC. If I want to use the SBC for several different VoIP function, I need more than one common name (CN) and have to add subject alternate names (SAN).

For me it is easier to use a wilcard certificate instead.

If I order a wildcard certificate from my certifictae provider Digicert, I will get the certificate as PFX format.

I could not direct import this certificate to the Audiocodes SBC, because I have to split the certificate and the private key for the import.
I use OpenSSL to split the certificate and the private key. More information about Openssl could be found here: https://www.openssl.org/
The windows version could be download from here: https://wiki.openssl.org/index.php/Binaries

I take the file from Digicert (e.g. cert.pfx) and copy it to a system where I have OpenSSL installed. Note: the *.pfx file is in PKCS#12 format and includes both the certificate and the private key.

1.Run the following command to export the private key:

openssl pkcs12 -in “C:\digicert\cert.pfx” -nocerts -out C:\digicert\key.pem -nodes

2. Run the following command to export the certificate:

openssl pkcs12 -in “C:\digicert\cert.pfx” -nokeys -out C:\digicert\cert.pem

3. Run the following command to remove the passphrase from the private key:

openssl rsa -in C:\digicert\key.pem -out C:\digicert\server.key

4. Import both files through the Audiocodes Webinterface.

With the new Firmware of the Audiocodes SBC, you will also be able to request a certificate with at least 5 subject alternate names (SAN)

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