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How can I get Teams licenses for my organization?

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Microsoft Teams licenses require a Microsoft 365 license first. Depending upon the nature of your business, you can start using Microsoft Teams as soon as your IT admin turns on Microsoft Teams and does the configuration settings. You can get Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium or the Microsoft Office subscriptions E1, E3 or E5.

Teams also offer add-on licenses for specific features in Microsoft Teams. This way, some of the Teams features are unlocked for only those employees who need to use them like Microsoft 365 Business Voice, Microsoft Teams Rooms, and many others.

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Top 5 Benefits of Office/Microsoft 365 for Business

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Microsoft 365 for business has come a long way. From mere Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Office 365 has evolved into a collaboration tool to enhance cloud business productivity. Today, Microsoft 365 (the new name for Office 365) is much more diverse, simple, available, and user-friendlier than ever. Let’s take a deep dive into the 5 major business benefits of Microsoft 365.

Microsoft 365 for business is Simple to use

Simplicity is one aspect of Microsoft 365 that has made it very popular with users. Despite Microsoft 365 is equipped with the latest tools and increasing products, there has been no complicated procedures and smooth switching between the products.

It is designed for cloud business

Microsoft 365 provides lucrative businesses with its Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Microsoft 365 Business Basic plans. In both of these, the full office suite is available to the business adopting these plans. The office suite includes Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange Online, One Drive, SharePoint, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams. Easy Microsoft 365 pricing plans are excellent options for small to medium-sized businesses as well as large organizations.

Microsoft 365 for business enhances Team Collaboration in a cloud business

In the modern era, projects succeed in collaboration. Businesses which are equipped with best in line collaboration tools have a high chance of success in the market. Microsoft 365 provides a gateway to share, communicate, and talk more. SharePoint serves as a company-wide intranet service and a document library to store and manage content for the entire organization. Teams offer collaboration like no other. With a Calling in Teams option, Voice and video conference calls have been introduced right into Microsoft 365!

It assists Remote Working

Talking about the collaboration, the next step is remote working. While your business is equipped with the best in line collaborative tools from Microsoft 365, including a remote working resource in your business team won’t be a problem. Microsoft 365 assists remote workers with best in line security with Microsoft Authenticator for 2FA and also latest security policies.

Microsoft 365 provides Reliability and Resilience

Microsoft 365 provides the infrastructure needed for SME’s to function and flourish properly in the market. The platform is delivered right from the cloud and thus no heavy setup is needed at the business’s end, thereby, reducing the setup overhead. The cloud-hosted setup is all you need to carry out hassle-free business operations.

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MachCloud provides profitable Reselling of Microsoft 365 services

MachCloud is a one-window for all your business’s collaboration and digital business communication needs. With MachCloud, you can profitably resell Microsoft 365 services. Experts at MachCloud are very well informed of Reseller needs and how to cater for better reselling. With MachCloud, the Reseller’s favorite Microsoft 365 Services provider, you can Transform Microsoft 365 portfolio to the next level of implementation and usability.

Get started with MachCloud and experience the next level of Reselling with Microsoft 365.

Unleash the power of Microsoft Teams with an existing PBX telephone system

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Microsoft Teams is the next generation of collaboration tools for the modern workplace. When migrating to Microsoft Teams you do not want to sacrifice important PBX features. Until MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams, integrated support in Microsoft Teams for an existing PBX was not available such as retaining your existing phone number and dial by extension.

Introducing MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams, a fully automated service for calling in Microsoft Teams, while maintaining your existing PBX. MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams works in minutes without PBX migration or phone number porting.

MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams benefits

You should consider all Microsoft Teams limitations before migrating. There is no coexistence between Microsoft Teams and third party PBX. The only option you have is to fully migrate and accepting all limitations, or simply continue to use two separated platforms. The biggest advantage of MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams is that you can maintain your existing PBX and don’t have to compromise on functionality. You can continue to use your existing number plan with dial by extension. MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams also integrated fixed and mobile devices, allowing the caller to dial out using the company main phone number directly from the Microsoft Teams smartphone app. Another great feature is that when a Microsoft Teams user is unavailable the call can be forwarded to any group, extension or to the receptionist.

How does it work?

Microsoft Teams user is linked to an existing PBX extension for example 201. The username, password, and extension (201) of the user is entered in the self-service web portal. MachCloud’s geo-redundant platform ensures that the fixed device at the workplace is replaced by the Microsoft Teams user smartphone.

Teams Voice PBX Integrations - MachCloud

It is not required to migrate all PBX users simultaneously to Microsoft Teams. Users who are not ready simply continue to use the PBX system as before. Important to know is that MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams does not make any changes to the PBX configuration, SIP trunk or external telephone numbers.

Call function comparison of Microsoft Teams and MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams built-in PBX functions are limited and by far the most important reason why companies do not consider migrating. A short comparison:

Features and options

Microsoft Teams

MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams

Advanced PBX functions such as multi-level hunt groups

Not available

Available

Easy sign-in sign-out for hunt groups  

Not available

Available

Use of a single telephone number block

Not available

Available

Back-up routing, in case Microsoft Teams users are unavailable

Not available

Available

Easy migration without number porting or replacing SIP trunks

Not available

Available

Keep existing call routing plan and extensions in place

Not available

Available

Flexible number presentation when making calls

Not available

Available

What licenses are required?

To start using MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams the following Microsoft licenses are required:

Direct Routing connection

 MachCloud Direct Routing Connector, you can choose any Microsoft license:

For instance: Microsoft Office 365 E1, Microsoft Business Basic, etc.

Microsoft Teams User

MachCloud User license for Microsoft Teams. You can choose out of these Microsoft licenses:

  • Office 365 E1  + Phone System
  • Office 365 E3  + Phone System
  • Office 365 E5  (Phone System included)
  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic + Business Voice (without calling plan)
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard + Business Voice (without calling plan)
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium + Business Voice (without calling plan)
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 + Business Voice (without calling plan)
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5  (Business Voice included)

What does it cost?

  • MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams licensing cost is calculated per user per month. Contact your service provider or MachCloud for more information and pricing.
  • Direct Routing between Microsoft tenant and MachCloud requires one Microsoft user license (take any license you want) and one MachCloud Direct Routing Connector license.
  • The connection between Microsoft Teams User and MachCloud Telephony network requires one MachCloud User license for Microsoft Teams.
  • Microsoft requires each Teams user to have a Phone System addon (Office 365) license or Business Voice addon (Microsoft 365) license.
  • MachCloud partner will be responsible for charging the end-user (customer). A detailed report of existing accounts will be available in the self-service web portal.
  • The existing calling plan and PBX remain unchanged. MachCloud calling plan or cloud PBX is optional and not included.
  • Prices do not include sales tax (vat) where applicable.

What are the prerequisites?

  • Extension numbers can be 2, 3, 4 or 5 digits long, with the exception of 100-199.
  • The Microsoft Teams user can only make and receive calls. All other functions are provided by the existing PBX system.
  • After successfully registering and purchasing MachCloud Solution for Microsoft Teams licenses you will have access to the self-service web portal for configuring Microsoft Teams call settings.
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