At AudioCodes, we strongly believe in ensuring that our products are up to date and in sync with the latest developments in the field. The announcement from Microsoft at Ignite in September 2017 about Microsoft Teams becoming their future platform for cloud voice has naturally been one of our main focus points during the past year. Microsoft Teams Direct Routing is a perfect example of this.
As part of our drive to help our customers make the most of Microsoft Teams’ wide functionality, we recently released Product Notice #0345. This introduces a new License Key for enabling Direct Routing support on our session border controller (SBC), media gateway and Multi-Service Business Router (MSBR) product lines.
Direct Routing is a Microsoft Phone System add-on for Office 365 subscribers that allows enterprises using Microsoft Teams to remain with their regular local service provider for PSTN phone calls, while also managing the service on-premises.
The new AudioCodes License Key connects a customer's device to the Phone System, allowing subsequent connection to any SIP trunk, TDM line or third-party telephony equipment. AudioCodes SBCs are certified by Microsoft for use with Direct Routing.