Ignite 2017: Answering the 3 Most Pressing Microsoft Migration Questions
Recently, Microsoft announced that as of July 2018 they will be discontinuing support for Session Border Controllers (SBC) used to connect third-party PBX systems to Exchange Online Unified Messaging (UM). This news is forcing many Microsoft customers to seek an alternative UM solution for Office 365 in the near term.
For Microsoft customers not yet ready to make the move to Skype for Business as their phone system, AVST offers an alternative best-of-breed UM solution for Office 365 that can connect to any existing on-premise PBX system. Visit our Exchange Online UM webpage for a quick guide explaining the impact of Microsoft’s discontinuation of support announcement and your options.
Question #2 – Can Skype for Business co-exist with my existing PBX?
Put AVST in a room and throw us your most complicated, multi-location, multi-vendor IT infrastructure, and our CX-E platform, in many cases, will become a linchpin in your UC reference architecture. AVST delivers critical UC interoperability that enables enterprises to deploy Skype for Business while co-existing with their current telephony infrastructure. AVST allows you to leverage your current PBX investments from a variety of vendors while transitioning to the cloud and/or Skype for Business on your own terms.
Question #3 – How do I enhance Skype for Business with enterprise-class UC applications?
- Departmental Automated Attendant to handle complex call processing across multiple PBX brands simultaneously
- Speech-enabled name directories
- Click-to-call from the Skype for Business client to place a call through an existing PBX
- Voice messaging for compliance and confidentiality support
- Hybrid Unified Messaging that integrates to Office 365 and Exchange simultaneously
- Mobile client to address secure messaging requirements
- Informal Call Center for team communications
We hope to meet you in Orlando!