15th May, 2pm-5.30pm
Regus - London, Devonshire Square
9 Devonshire Square
Over the years Microsoft have been making strides to extend their Office suite to encompass voice (OCS, Skype for Business etc). They have to some extent been regarded with a degree of suspicion by the telco community who believed they were out to eat their lunch.
With Teams and Direct Connect it would appear that Microsoft are opening up their environment to SIP trunk suppliers and have a number of certified SBC vendors that should make this easy to do.
This workshop has been put together to examine whether Microsoft should be seen as a threat or an opportunity by the ITSPA community. We had a number of stakeholders coming along to provide an informative / educational afternoon.
14:00-14:30 Coffee and Registration
14.30 - 14:45 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Trefor Davies ITSPA Council & Netaxis Solutions
14:45 - 15:15 Microsoft Strategy for Teams
Paul Buxton, Microsoft
15:15 - 15:45 The Vendor perspective (from Audiocodes, Oracle and Ribbon)
- What do we offer to support teams
- What makes us think it is going to be a success
- Our experiences in the market
15:45 - 16:00 Perspective on Teams Direct Connect from an ITSP with existing sales
Wayne Mills-Kiddals, Fuse2
16:00 - 16:15 Real world issues being seen when providing VoIP connectivity into Teams
Andrew Ingram, High Tide - independant consultant
16:15 - 17:00 Panel Discussion - Microsoft Teams - Opportunity or threat
Paul Buxton (Microsoft), Dan Winfield (Voxhub), Martin Adams (Express Telephony) and Matt Townend (Cavell Group)
17:00 - End
This event was generously supported by