Integrate PBX Calls Into Microsoft Teams

  • Introduction

    Why Should We Integrate Our PBX Calls Into Microsoft Teams?

    A lot of businesses have invested in a phone system in house, something called a Private Branch eXchange or PBX and are quite often tied into long term call contracts. This means that a lot of companies think they are stuck with how their phone system is implemented but this is not the case and The Silver Cloud Business can help you get a more flexible phone system by integrating your in house PBX with Microsoft Teams.

  • The solution

    How We Can Help You Integrate Your PBX Calls Into Microsoft Teams

    The Silver Cloud Business has partnered with Qunify Call2Teams to provide a monthly subscription-based service on a flexible 30-day rolling contract. You can use this service to incorporate business phone systems into Microsoft Teams, something that used to be out of reach for small and medium sized businesses.

    Microsoft teams displayed on phone and laptop devices.

  • The benefits

    Why Integrating Your PBX Calls Into Microsoft Teams Is the Best Solution for Business

    • You can work from anywhere with an internet connection but still make and receive calls from work but instead of using a phone, you can use Microsoft Teams for making and receiving calls.
    • It allows you to make and receive business calls using your existing number and existing call plans.
    • Call2Teams is a subscription service with a 30 day rolling contract, you can flex up and down consumption as you need it and it bolts into almost all modern phone systems meaning you can extend your company phone system to your computers and mobiles that are running the Microsoft Teams client.
    • Microsoft Teams just becomes an extension of your phone system so you can make and receive calls as you would in the office but by using Microsoft Teams client, either on your desktop computerlaptop or mobile.
    • For more information click here (this will be rebranded for silver cloud business)

Featured Case Study

  • Sector / Charity

    Local Charity The Trussell Trust, Adopts Full Cloud Services in Salisbury


    Our Client 

    The Trussell Trust is a leading anti-poverty charity which supports a nationwide network of food banks. Together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty and campaign for change to create a hunger free future where food banks are no longer needed. There are more than 1,200 food bank centres in the Trussell Trust’s network, roughly two thirds of all the food banks in the UK. The Trussell Trust supports these food banks to provide nutritionally balanced emergency food parcels to people in crisis who have been referred to them by advice agencies, GPs, schools, and others. Food banks also offer people support and guidance to help them resolve the crises they are facing.

    The Problem

    Inconsistent software across workstations and laptops, outdated servers and a need for a more flexible working environment

    The Trussell Trust was running a fully supported version of Windows server in a hypervisor environment with VM’s running Active Directory and Exchange 2010 and file shares.

    Workstations and laptops were running a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 10 with Office 2010. A 2008 R2 terminal server was being used for remote access and was due to go out of support with Microsoft.

    The organisation wanted to get all IT systems, workstations, and laptops running supported software and the latest Microsoft Office applications.

    They also wanted to get away from the old version of Microsoft Exchange and move their files to the cloud and migrate into SharePoint to become less reliant on on-premise servers and remove the 2008 R2 Terminal server.

    The Solution

    Utilising the full suite of Microsoft Office tools to ensure consistency and efficiency 

    • A new Microsoft 365 tenant was created using the not-for-profit portal. AD Sync tool was installed into their on-prem environment and their Active directory was synced up with M365 in full hybrid mode.
    • Once all machines were upgraded, the email hosting on Exchange 2010 was migrated using the cutover migration process to cloud-based Exchange online. This was done with no email downtime for the users.
    • Once the mail was all cut over, the Exchange 2010 server was de-commissioned and switched off.
    • As soon as the Trussell Trust was able to proceed with the migration of files to SharePoint, this was done using the Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool in a staged manner to avoid users not being able to access file shares.
    • Once each share was migrated it was made read-only on the on-premises systems for reference purposes only and to ensure continuity of data.
    • Microsoft Teams was also deployed during this stage to make every user experience much easier and more flexible.
    • The only exception to the SharePoint Migration was the Accounts files that were required to stay on-premises due to the accounting package in use. However, we were able to utilise the Direct Access system that was deployed earlier in the project to assist with remote access to this.

    The Outcome

    Fully supported and up-to-date in a Hybrid cloud environment

    The finished project meant that the organisation is now running its IT systems on fully supported software and operating systems, with the latest office applications in a Hybrid cloud environment. Staff are able to work much more efficiently moving forward with flexible working, with the majority of their systems fully cloud-based.

    Local Charity The Trussell Trust, Adopts Full Cloud Services in Salisbury

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