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    The successor to Skype for Business and Yammer and Groups is Microsoft Teams and the services is maturing quickly. In February the Teams developers added many important new features like PSTN calling and voicemail on mobile for Enterprise Voice licensed customers. That’s interesting for those that are impacted by it, but...
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    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is trialing Microsoft Teams. As part of a strategic plan to become “Australia’s global university,” the University says they seek out and test technologies to help simplify and extend collaboration—not only among students and faculty, but within organisational work groups, between...
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