04/03
2022
What you need to know about the Openreach switch-off
Posted by Jake Cribb on 04/03 at 10:00 AM Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Gamma Horizon, Internet connectivity, On-premise telephone systems, SIP,
What you need to know about the Openreach switch-off

We have been talking about the switch-off of PSTN and ISDN telephone lines, and ADSL and FTTC broadband lines since Openreach announced its intention to withdraw these services back in 2020. Back then, we published a link to their video. Two years on, we felt it was time for a...

01/03
2022
Webinar: How to use Microsoft Teams as a school phone system
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 01/03 at 10:00 AM Education, Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams,

Many schools are already using Microsoft Teams as a way of delivering remote online learning and keeping in touch with other members of staff.Now, schools are making the most of their licences and enjoying both the flexibility and cost saving benefits of the Microsoft Phone System...

04/02
2022
Microsoft price rises mark change to subscription service
Posted by Ian Temple-Edwards on 04/02 at 10:00 AM Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365,
Microsoft price rises mark change to subscription service

Microsoft is changing the way it is charging its subscribers for its cloud services. While a rolling monthly payment option will still exist, Microsoft is about to apply one-year, and eventually three-year contracts, to maintain a steady income and to offer fixed pricing to their...

04/01
2022
Saving money for independent schools with technology
Posted by Yvonne Dennis on 04/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, On-premise telephone systems,
Saving money for independent schools with technology

How can something new cost less? This is something I get asked every day but it’s true in many cases, especially when independent schools are hanging onto older technology that is just not worth the expense.Take a phone system. If you are using a traditional, on-site solution that...

17/12
2021
Schools get ready to move online due to rising COVID cases
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 17/12 at 10:00 AM Education, Wi-Fi, Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Internet connectivity, Microsoft 365,
Schools get ready to move online due to rising COVID cases

As COVID cases continue to rise amid a rush to get all eligible over-18s booster jabs before the end of the year and with Plan B in full swing, it is no wonder schools are eyeing the spring term with trepidation.The Government is committed to keeping schools open, but with so many...

14/12
2021
Remote working is back…are you all set up?

It’s a long way from full lockdown, but there will be some disappointed businesses and staff re-adopting a work from home policy this week after Plan B was brought in by the Government to protect the NHS while Omicron numbers rise in the UK.For some people, working from home has...

23/02
2021
New project tracking available in Microsoft Teams
Posted by Ash Khagram on 23/02 at 10:00 AM Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams,
New project tracking available in Microsoft Teams

In the last year, Microsoft Teams has become one of the key tools for businesses to keep in touch with their staff, customers and suppliers with its video and chat facilities as well as its ability to use direct call routing to turn Teams into a business-grade telephone...

04/12
2020
The different ways to use Microsoft Teams to make business calls
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 04/12 at 10:00 AM Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365,
The different ways to use Microsoft Teams to make business calls

When considering using Microsoft Teams for telephony, it is important to understand the different ways that calls are handled. Businesses need to be consider carefully which option they go for as some methods are more functional than others.  Basic integration Providing a very basic...

21/08
2020
Looking at handsets for Microsoft Teams calling
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 21/08 at 10:00 AM Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Telephone systems,
Desk handset for Microsoft Teams and headset

In recent months we have seen a huge adoption increase in Microsoft Teams. Businesses and organisations of all sizes are making the move into unified communications to enable remote working and collaboration regardless of where staff are and what device they use.  We have also...

18/08
2020
Empowering a remote workforce with Microsoft Teams
Posted by Ash Khagram on 18/08 at 10:00 AM Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Cloud hosted telephone systems,
Empowering a remote workforce with Microsoft Teams

The spread of COVID-19 forced businesses to transition their staff to remote working to limit the infection rate and keep them safe. Remote working is now becoming a part of everyday working life. Allowing staff to work away from the office is important to:Save on office...

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