Microsoft Teams Contact Center Proof of Concept

Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams, Platinum Sponsor of Comms vNext, Announces Zero Cost Proof of Concept Program

10/21/2021 – Denver, Colorado USA – Landis Technologies is a Platinum sponsor of Comms vNext (October 25-26, 2021) in Denver Colorado and announcing their simple, no cost Microsoft Teams contact center proof of concept/trial program.

“We are glad to once again support the Microsoft Teams community by being a platinum sponsor of Comms vNext”, notes Wendell Martin, global sales at Landis Technologies. “Our team is at Comms vNext we expect to have a lot of conversations about our rapidly growing Microsoft Teams Contact Center. We are finding customers & partners really like our zero cost Proof of Concept-Trial program, which makes bringing contact center functionality to Microsoft Teams even easier.”

The Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams Proof of Concept Program includes several components:

  • Simple, straight forward initial setup.
  • $0 proof of concept/trial for 30 days.
  • Easy to go from proof of concept to production by just purchasing licenses.

The Landis Technologies Landis Contact Center is available now. The Landis Technologies’ team welcomes you to join other organizations & Microsoft Partners who are starting the process of moving their contact center functionality to Microsoft Teams via the Landis Contact Center: https://landistechnologies.com/microsoft-teams-contact-center/

EMEA Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams

Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams at Commsverse 2021 & EMEA Region in Q4

9/9/2021 – London, UK – Landis Technologies is a Gold Sponsor of Commsverse 2021 (Sept 15 & 16 2021) and announcing that it is rolling out EMEA Azure datacenter, slated for rollout Q4-2021 as part of worldwide geographies for its Microsoft Teams Contact Center.

“We are seeing strong demand for Microsoft Teams Contact Center around the world…Americas, EMEA and APAC”, says Paul Martin, global sales at Landis Technologies. “The Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams is very easy to provision for trials regardless of region and available right now. To accommodate orgs with data at rest requirements we are rolling out datacenters around the globe. We’ve started with Americas and our next region is EMEA and slated for Q4 2021, with APAC following this.”

The Landis Contact Center datacenter for Europe, Middle East and Africa will be located in Amsterdam.

A unique characteristic of Landis Contact Center is that calls stay inside Teams and are tightly integrated with the Microsoft Teams user experience.

You can meet the Landis Technologies team at Commsverse 2021. Landis Technologies is a Gold Sponsor of Commsverse 2021 and also an exhibitor. They will be demonstrating Landis Contact Center and Landis Attendant for Microsoft Teams.

The Landis Technologies Landis Contact Center is available now. The Landis Technologies’ team welcomes you to join other organizations & Microsoft Partners who are starting the process of moving their contact center functionality to Microsoft Teams via the Landis Contact Center: https://landistechnologies.com/microsoft-teams-contact-center/

Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams AMERICAS EMEA APAC

Landis Assists Moving Contact Center Traffic to Microsoft Teams Calling Platform in AMERICAS, EMEA & APAC

8/24/2021 – Landis Technologies is assisting Microsoft 365 organizations moving their contact center workload to the Microsoft Teams calling and meeting platform in regions across the world including AMERICAS, EMEA and APAC.

“Earlier this spring, Landis Contact Center moved from Public Preview to GA. Since then, we have increased the velocity of organizations transitioning their contact center functionality to Microsoft Teams via the Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams” notes Wendell Martin, Global Sales at Landis Technologies. “We have been working closely with Microsoft on the development of Communication APIs which are now at the level we can provide significant value to a lot of customers.”

Unlike many contact center solutions that are merely integrated to Teams, Landis Contact Center is powered by the Teams calling & meeting platform Microsoft 365 organizations already own. This means Landis contact center traffic is running on Microsoft Teams voice infrastructure. Landis Contact Center calls contribute to the more than 30 billion Microsoft Teams Daily Collaboration Minutes (DCM).

Landis Technologies is seeing increasing momentum in interest in their Microsoft Teams Contact Center solution from regions including AMERICAS, EMEA & APAC. Landis Technologies will continue to expand languages and geographies in the coming months.

Landis Contact Center is available now. The Landis Technologies’ team welcomes you to join thousands of other organizations & Microsoft Partners who are starting the process of moving their contact center functionality to Microsoft Teams via the Landis Contact Center: https://landistechnologies.com/microsoft-teams-contact-center/

Landis Contact Center & Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams on Windows 11

6/30/2021 – Landis Technologies is starting initial testing of Windows 11 with their Contact Center and Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams.

“Teams is very key to Microsoft’s Windows 11 strategy and Landis Technologies is moving quickly to do initial validations with our Teams solutions.” says Landis Technologies CEO Matt Landis. “Our initial testing of both Windows 11 and Windows 11 with Landis Contact Center and Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams has been very positive. We expect them to be an excellent combination.”

Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams is available now and Landis Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams is currently in private preview, to be released in collaboration with Microsoft’s work on the underlying API’s.

Extend Skype for Business Online usage

How to Extend Skype for Business Online Usage Beyond July 31, 2021

Some of our Skype for Business Online users need additional time to upgrade their Attendant Console for Skype for Business or other Skype for Business extensions like Attendant Console, Public Announcement System, Door Bell, Elevator Phone, Virtual Receptionist or other ISV solution to Microsoft Teams. If you need additional time to upgrade to Microsoft Teams you request an extension. Below we outline how to extend your usage of Skype for Business Online beyond July 31, 2021. (Skype for Business Server will be support well beyond 2021, so is not in focus here.)

The first step is to watch your Teams Admin Center (TAC) for a Microsoft Teams upgrade notice.

Extend Skype for Business Online usage

When you receive it click “Request extension”. Next you will explain your reason for wanting an extension.

Extend Skype for Business Online usage

You will now be notified that your Skype for Business Online extension request has been received.

Extend Skype for Business Online usage

After a few days you will a notification in Teams Admin Center (TAC) about your extension. (In our case it was 2 days). It should like something like the below.

Extend Skype for Business Online usage

We suggest that you work towards upgrading to Microsoft Teams as soon as possible. If you need help migrating to a Microsoft Teams Attendant Console, you can monitor our progress here.

Teams User Group

Landis Presents “Filling Teams Voice Gaps” with Contact Center & Attendant Console at Teams UG 2021

05/25/2021 – Landis Technologies is presenting on “Filling Voice Gaps with Microsoft Teams Contact Center, Policy Recording & Attendant Console” at the Spring 2021 Virtual Teams UG Meeting on May 25 & 26.

In this session we outline some of the Microsoft Team feature gaps and how Microsoft Teams 3rd party solutions can fill in these areas. We will cover Microsoft Teams contact center, policy call recording and attendant console.

To attend browse to the below:

Microsoft Teams Users GroupSpring 2021 Virtual Teams UG Meetings – Microsoft Teams Users Group

Landis Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams

Landis First Microsoft Teams Attendant Console Public Demonstration

04/16/2021 -This week Landis Technologies did the first public demonstration of their Microsoft Teams Attendant Console that is a Teams client endpoint that will be able to sign in with a Microsoft Team user.

Some of the benefits of this approach:

  • Works with all Microsoft Teams calls & calling plans, including 1st Party Call Queues & Auto Attendants.
  • Very simple first use experience: Just sign in to Teams & start taking & Transferring calls
  • Very smooth user experience when taking & transferring calls
  • Does not require any back contact center service to be configured & provisioned

“We intend to provide an Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams that people around the world love just like our Attendant Pro for Skype for Business product.” says Paul Martin, Global Sales at Landis Technologies. “There is significant interest in this product which resulted in us hitting the Microsoft Teams meeting capacity, for which we apologize and welcome you to see a recording of the demo.”

The demonstration is now available publicly.

Some more upcoming Landis Technologies webinars.

Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams
4/20/2021  10 AM US Eastern Time
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Landis Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams
4/21/2021 10 AM US Eastern Time
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Landis Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams (Alternate time slot for APAC region)
4/21/2021  5 PM US Eastern Time
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Landis Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams

Introducing the Landis Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams: See it in Action on April 15, 2021

Ephrata, PA USA – On 4/15/2021 at 10AM EST Landis Technologies will be hosting a webinar to demonstrate our new Landis Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams. This attendant console is written from the ground up on new client APIs to work seamlessly with Microsoft Teams. Our goal is to make the initial setup experience simple: 1) open the app, sign in with a Microsoft Teams login, #2) give the app permission to access Teams and 3) start taking & transferring calls. Receptionists can transfer efficiently with “1 Click” with the context about Teams users at a glance.

“We have been working very closely with Microsoft API team to create an attendant console for Microsoft Teams that our customers love like our Attendant Pro for Skype for Business” says Paul Martin, global sales at Landis Technologies. “We are glad to finally be able demonstrate what we plan to deliver. We want to be very clear that we are still awaiting some final APIs from Microsoft to complete the Attendant Console for Teams, but it looks like we are on the final stretch.”

Some of the features of our Microsoft Teams Attendant Console:

  • Looks & Feels like Microsoft Teams
  • Transfer calls with 1 Click
  • See Microsoft Teams user’s presence, calendar and colleagues
  • Create Contact Groups based on Azure AD attributes or by selecting users
  • Efficiently handle multiple calls
  • Assign hotkeys to common tasks

With Skype for Business Online slated for end of life in June 2021, Landis Technologies wants to give Microsoft Partners and Microsoft Voice customers information to make plans for the future. The webinar will cover several topics:

  • A demonstration of the Landis Attendant Console for Microsoft Teams in action
  • Update on Microsoft’s progress on APIs
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Purchasing and Skype for Business to Teams Migration/upgrade
  • How it works with Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams
  • Q & A

Register for the webinar here.

Microsoft Teams App Pop Out Landis Contact Cente

New Microsoft Teams “Pop Out App” Feature Improves Landis Contact Center Experience

12/11/2020 – At Microsoft Build 2020 it was announced that Microsoft Teams Apps will get the ability to be popped out like chats and today we are noticing our customers are getting this functionality in their Microsoft Teams tenants. This Microsoft Teams feature improves all Teams Apps and especially Teams Apps like our Contact Center Teams agent experience: For example, Agents can now pop out their Landis Contact Center Agent and having it running on a second screen while the Teams client is running on another screen.

If you would like to enable the Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams, you install our app from inside Teams from the “Apps”. Or learn more at: Contact Center for Microsoft Teams – Landis Technologies LLC

Advance Communications License Microsoft Teams Contact Center

Microsoft Removes Requirement for Advanced Communication License for Microsoft Teams Contact Center & Compliance Recording

Today Microsoft is removing the requirement for the “Advanced Communication License” addon for Microsoft Teams Contact Center & Compliance Recording users. Microsoft ISV certified contact center and compliance call recording solutions no longer require the Advanced Communication License. The requirement has been removed from both the Contact Center for Microsoft Teams Certification Program and Compliance Recording for Teams Certification programs.

Landis Technologies CEO Matt Landis notes “This is a very positive move by Microsoft and will help accelerate enterprises moving their voice to Microsoft Teams solutions that built as ‘Teams First’ solutions by various ISV’s including our Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams and Policy Call Recording.”

The the Advanced Communication License requirement for Contact Center & Compliance Recording users was added in July 2020.  Advanced Communication License still provides value by adding other advanced communication features to a Teams user. But on 9/30/2020, the requirement for Contact Center & Compliance Recording users was removed from the list on the Advanced Communication License documentation page.

(Source: “Compliance recording integration (ISV) & Contact Center solution integration (ISV)” were removed from the Advanced Communications page; “Note: Contact Center integration capability requires Advanced Communications license.” was removed from Teams Contact Center page; and  “Requires an Advanced Communications license” was removed from Compliance Recording page.  )

Read more about the Landis Contact Center for Microsoft Teams:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-add-on-licensing/advanced-communications