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How to change your Microsoft Teams video call background?

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Microsoft Teams has gained vast popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic while the businesses and academic institutes switched to remote operations.

Teams video call is one feature that makes Teams stand out from others in the market. While it is very difficult to keep the actual background intact and in place while you are having an official meeting via video call, Microsoft Teams gives you the liberty to have a customized video call background. How cool is that?

How can I change the background in Microsoft Teams?

  1. Start your video call
  2. Select “more actions” the icon with three dots
  3. Select “show background effects”
  4. Just below background settings, select “+ add new”
  5. Select an image directly from your PC’s folder
  6. The new image is added below the existing background images and can be selected as background, select “apply”

Pro Tip: For best results use resolution close to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.

Get in touch with a MachCloud expert to explore more features about Microsoft Teams.

How does cloud based VoIP work?

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A Cloud-based VoIP combines the services of a PBX business phone system and links to the hardware residing in the Cloud. A cloud-based VoIP is highly secure, provides redundancy, failover clustering, and possesses geographically diverse servers.

In other words, a cloud-based VoIP is a Hosted VoIP service. The calls in a business phone system are routed via the IP Phone system. Similar is the case for Audio, Video calls and messaging. It requires a high-speed internet that is fit for business purposes.

Such a setup allows for incoming calls to be routed on either the Desktop IP Phone, Desktop Phone or VoIP Gateway, Softphone on a device, any Smart Phone with a VoIP app or even Microsoft Teams.

Get in touch with a MachCloud Expert to know more about Hosted VoIP for business.

What is a Cloud Phone System?

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A Cloud Phone System utilizes VoIP business phone systems hosted in the cloud by a Cloud-based communication Provider. Cloud Phone Systems are better alternatives to existing On-premises business phone systems that offer better security, and advanced telephony features like auto-attendants, conferences bridges, extension dialing, and much more. These are cost-effective alternatives to the traditional VoIP telephony services for businesses.

Cloud Phone System is best suited for remote working and modern needs of business scalability. The best part is that the services are approachable by any business and have plans that can be fit under any budget ranging from a Small to Medium-sized business to a huge enterprise.  Cloud Phone Systems like Microsoft Teams are fully secured and protected with end-to-end protection. With a Cloud Phone system, the maintenance and upgradations are all handled by the Service Provider which saves you time and effort.

Stay in the know by reaching out to experts from MachCloud and get all the details you need to set up a Cloud Phone System for your business.

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Does VoIP System work if the internet is down?

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Modern VoIP systems are totally dependent on the Internet to function properly. However, if there is an internet failure, the Providers of the VoIP service have fallback facilities. Thus, companies can define what needs to happen when the target device is not online.

So, technically, the VoIP system can still run while the internet is down. This mechanism is called failover protection and can be activated without any human intervention. It means other options are considered in such a case, backup lines are attached that are analog lines for routing calls when there is no internet. As soon as the internet is up and running back again, the phone lines will be connected to Digital. Thus, the Hosted system maintains a smooth flow of communication and makes sure no calls are missed while there are technical issues including the internet being down.

Get in touch with a MachCloud expert to know better and explore about VoIP systems and failover mechanism.

Is Cloud PBX More Expensive than On-Premises?

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A cloud PBX costs less than an On-Premises setup. When it comes to cost comparisons, the on-premises setup requires initial setup costs. This includes the infrastructure costs and the cost of setting up by hiring an expert. In the case of a Hosted PBX solution, all the setup, installation, and maintenance is handled at the Provider’s end. The On-premises setup adds to the maintenance cost since the maintenance and hardware up-gradation has to be done by the business itself. In addition to this, the security requirements of the communication lines also demand an additional cost. In the case of a Hosted setup, the security and maintenance are provided from the Provider’s end.

Cloud-based communications and cloud-first approach always leads to better productivity and cheaper rates in the long run.

Stay in the know and keep in touch with a MachCloud expert to gain details regarding Cloud PBX vs. On-premises PBX.

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How does a cloud PBX work?

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Cloud PBX essentially needs an Internet connection to carry out cloud-based communication. A VoIP system or any other IP system is needed that provides essentially an IP to your telephony system. It is a full-fledge Virtual PBX phone system hosted in the cloud. Cloud PBX is a hosted private branch exchange. With this, IP PBX transfers the call via the internet to Public Switch Telephony Network (PSTN). Thus, Companies adopting a hosted PBX solution do not have to spend on installation, maintenance, and setup of services.

Cloud PBX interface software allows for accessing the cloud PBX features from any device, Multiple devices can communicate with each other via a middleware. In this way, the office phone can be used on-the-go. Cloud PBX is flexible and provides self-resiliency.

The Cloud PBX Provider is responsible for the maintenance and the technical aspects of the underlying infrastructure. A cloud PBX works best for companies that are growing and have an increasing number of employees.

Talk to A MachCloud expert for more information and technical assistance on MachVoice® Cloud PBX.

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What is a Cloud PBX?

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A cloud-based PBX is a business phone system. MachCloud offers a complete Cloud Phone system via Cloud PBX. It empowers businesses to utilize PBX capabilities right from the cloud. Cloud PBX is a type of modern telephony system in which flexibility is the prime concern. It provides ways to integrate cloud services and features with the current telephony infrastructure. Traditionally, PBX systems were used to make receive and transfer calls; MachVoice® Cloud PBX replaces that system and provides full control on call functionality.

The MachVoice® Cloud PBX is a unified communication system that provides initiating and receiving phone calls as well as conference call involving more than one participant, call queues, and much more. Calls can be delivered and managed from the portal and MachVoice® Cloud PBX does not bind the users to a specific location or device. 

Get in touch with a MachCloud expert for more details on MachVoice® Cloud PBX.

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Get improved Microsoft Teams Calls experience by clearing your cache first

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Microsoft Teams calls are heavily being used to carry out business and academics related communication all over the world. Like other systems, Microsoft Teams application also stored cache for better performance. However, having a sizable cache can greatly hamper performance instead of speeding things up. Thus, Clearing Cache is an important task which, by default, Microsoft Teams hasn’t introduced in its current interface. Today, we’ll walk you through the process of Clearing Cache in Microsoft Teams for better usability and user experience.

How to Clear Cache in Microsoft Teams?

Although, the feature is requested, till the time Teams include that in their application, we present a workaround for that. You can clear the cache and speed up Teams performance by following the below-mentioned steps in Windows 10.

  • Step 1: Quit Microsoft Teams

To clear the cache, you have to Quit Teams. You can’t perform the steps while being in a call while using Teams. To Quit Teams, Right Click on Teams Icon and click Quit.

  • Step 2: Navigate to the Directory

Now open a File Explorer and paste the following:

 %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams

This will take you to the exact Teams Cache location and you don’t have to navigate a lot of folders and places to reach there.

  • Step 3: Remove contents

Make sure you delete all the files residing in the Folder (where you have just navigated to). Make sure all the hidden files are deleted as well. (You can show hidden files under Folder settings)

  • Step 4: Restart Teams

Deleting the contents of the Folder won’t delete Teams from your system. Once you restart, you’ll have to provide Teams settings again but you will greatly experience an improvement in the Teams performance.

MachCloud – The robust platform with answers to all your communication problems

MachCloud is a leading cloud communication service provider in the market. The platform provides Microsoft Teams related solutions like MachTeams which enable organizations to setup calling in Teams Solutions and Teams Direct Routing. A whole range of Teams calling plans are there to facilitate any kind of business. The flexibility and scalability provided by MachCloud make it a favorite cloud-based Teams provider amongst businesses.

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Do Microsoft Teams use SIP?

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Microsoft Teams utilizes SIP for Direct Rouging. Different communication apps like Chat, Meetings, and Calling are all exposed through UX App Window. However, Teams require IP-based voice connections, so SIP would serve the purpose. Direct Routing requires SIP Trunks. One of the prerequisites for Teams Direct Routing is that the company must be equipped with a SIP Trunk through a Communications Service Provider. It acts as a telephony network provider for Direct Routing setup. If a new Provider is needed, the existing phone numbers can be ported to the new provider.

For expert guidance, talk to a MachCloud Expert for more information.

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What are the benefits of opting for Teams Direct Routing?

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Teams Direct Routing is very beneficial for business in the whole world, especially in Europe as this is the only way to enable a dial pad in Teams on that continent. With Direct Routing you either retain your existing PSTN lines or connect your Existing PBX to Teams. Direct Routing deployment doesn’t get affected by the size of the organization. In this way, no additional setup is needed for the Microsoft Phone system to function effectively with your Teams plan. It reduces overall call costs and enterprise-wide communication costs. Teams Direct Routing in combination with Calling Plan offerings from your local Telephony Provider is a complete communication solution and prides you full control over the solution.

Get in touch with a MachCloud expert for Teams Direct Routing.

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