Microsoft announced its first geographic expansion of Skype for Business Cloud PBX and PSTN services.
It has a new initiative called Project Rigel to bring Skype Meeting from Microsoft Surface Hub to nearly any meeting room with a display or projector.
“The addition of unified management, reporting, and analytics tools for the Microsoft communications cloud to give IT professionals a single interface for managing there Skype for Business deployments,” a spokesperson for Microsoft says.
There’s a new Cloud Connector Edition of Skype for Business Server that enables customers to connect existing phone lines and numbers to Office 365 “by delivering hybrid capabilities as optimized, pre-configured virtual machine images.”
As part of the geographic expansion, 32 countries will now be able to use PSTN Conferencing as a purchase for their Office 365 subscription.
Microsoft discusses the news in more detail here.