Microsoft Teams was launched in 2017. Until now, it was not possible to make and receive calls in Teams using your current telecom provider subscription. But that has changed. On June 29, 2018, Microsoft launched Direct Routing, a technology that allows direct routing between Microsoft Teams and your own preferred telecom service. StartReady supports this new technology in terms of implementation, configuration and control. As a result, Microsoft Teams with direct routing now is available as a managed service for our customers.
By deploying Direct Routing, customers can start calling with Microsoft Teams while retaining their own phone number subscription. Using standardized gateways, StartReady can link the telecom service directly to Microsoft Teams. We provide, configure and manage the gateway. By managing both the gateway and Microsoft Teams, we can guarantee continuity to our customers.
StartReady started using the Direct Routing technology when it was still in its beta period. After several successful tests, we now make this service available to our prospects and customers. Also current Skype for Business customers can make the transition to Microsoft Teams.
Lucas Wensing, CEO at StartReady, is very pleased with the development: "With this new technology, we can facilitate customers that are looking for a seamless and swift transition to the public cloud, while maintaining their own telecom service. StartReady can offer you the route to a full-fledged Teams, including a decent roadmap for current customers for whom Skype for Business now is the standard."