Microsoft Teams Voice Project is in the works to upgrade our campus voice and phone services! Starting in late spring 2023, Information Technology is excited to announce our plans to offer a new phone service using Microsoft Teams. This will be a phased transition from our legacy Cisco phone system to Microsoft Teams voice services which will expand Teams capabilities to full telephone functionality, allowing you to make and receive calls both on and off-campus. This new voice service, accessible directly through Microsoft Teams, integrates seamlessly with a comprehensive suite of Microsoft productivity and collaboration tools including Chat, Calendar, OneDrive, and more. This transition is another step in leveraging the Fort Lewis College’s strategic investment in Microsoft solutions.
This move will allow the campus to operate more effectively in an increasingly hybrid work environment. Teams voice enables faculty and staff to make phone calls from wherever they are using computers, mobile devices, and in limited locations a traditional physical phone. The calling functionality in Teams will be enabled across campus in phases during the Summer and Fall semesters. Additional information will be forthcoming as the project unfolds and migration timelines are finalized.