Did you know that you can access your TU phone from anywhere you have an internet connection?
TU Faculty & Staff are able to use either Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams to make and receive calls using our TU individual phone line from any device with an internet connection.
By default, faculty and staff can run Teams alongside Skype for Business as two separate solutions that deliver similar and overlapping capabilities such as presence, chat, calling, and meetings. Teams users also can take advantage of new collaboration capabilities such as teams and channels, access to files in Office 365, and applications such as Planner.
In this coexistence mode, called Islands, each of the client applications operates as a separate island. Skype for Business talks to Skype for Business, and Teams talks to Teams. Users are expected to run both clients at all times and can communicate natively in the client from which the communication was initiated. All external calls will be delivered in Skype for Business while you are in this mode.
An upgrade to Teams-only is happening in phases across the university. This means some of your colleagues may still be using Skype for Business after you have switched to Teams. Here’s a simple guide during this transition: In most cases, if you initiate communication in Teams, it will be delivered in Teams. Colleagues who have not been upgraded will receive your communications in Teams while receiving other communication (including all external phone calls) in Skype for Business.
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