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Skype for Business Server 2022 confirmed, only be available as a subscription

Lots of news coming out of Microsoft Ignite this week. Thanks to Tobie Fysh my colleague at Modality for this one. Obviously, there is loads of Microsoft Teams news (I have a big backlog of blogs coming), as that is Microsoft’s focus, but there was some Skype for Business news. In the session On Skype for Business? Design your path to Microsoft Teams (23 minutes in), Microsoft confirmed another...

Cisco certified for Microsoft Teams Cloud Video Interop

Thanks to my friend Michael LaMontagne for the heads up on this one. Cisco Webex Video Integration for Microsoft Teams is now officially certified as a Cloud Video Interop provider. Cloud Video Interop (CVI) is the name for Microsoft certified third-party gateway services that allow standards-based room video systems to join Microsoft Teams meetings. They do this by inserting additional “dial in”...

Route PBX calls to Microsoft Teams PSTN Audio Conferencing on net via SBC Direct Routing

Back in the day, one of the big ROI’s for Skype for Business server was bringing PSTN Audio Conferencing “in house” or “on network”. Meaning you didn’t need to pay for the external provider or for the phone bill to ring the provider from the PBX. I did whole Skype for Business server projected that ROI’d in under a year based on just the cost of paying for external PSTN conferencing providers and...

All the Important Microsoft Teams sessions at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite is here, September 22-24, 2020 as a free digital event. There is going to be loads of great content right across Microsoft technologies. Here are a few key things to know and top Microsoft Teams related sessions to look out for. I will be blogging all the key news and will have a full breakdown in my email update. When choosing your session, you have two options Save to Backpack...

Microsoft Teams audio, video and screen sharing minutes per user reports in Microsoft 365 Usage Reports

The Microsoft 365 admin center (portal.office.com) offers usage reports for a lot of the main services, Reports are available for the last 7 days, 30 days, 90 days, and 180 days. Reports are typically around 48 hours behind. Previous to this update we simply got a per user count of each of the following: Channel Messages Chat Messages 1:1 Calls Meetings This is still the default of the Web UI...

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