Slideshow: Cloud Telephony Options for Office 365
How Microsoft's voice offerings for Skype for Business Online and Office 365 compare to what other providers have on offer
Microsoft recently rejiggered Skype for Business Online, adding a PBX feature set and PSTN connectivity that turns it, plus Office 365, into a viable alternative to traditional hosted voice services. This makes Office 365 less of an island when it comes to business communications and is something the company has been planning for quite some time.
It's also something that a number of Microsoft partners have not just been planning but actually delivering for a while now. Nearly a year ago I blogged about services from AT&T, Telenor, and Vodafone that turn Office 365 into a proper business telephony service. And a number of other services do so as well.
In my latest No Jitter slideshow, I look at five different services that effectively turn Office 365 and Skype for Business Online into a hosted PBX service. One is from Microsoft itself, one is from a major telco, another is from a subsidiary of a major telco, and two are from startups.