Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news

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How to add a Microsoft Stream Video to a to a Channel or Group

For those not familiar, Microsoft Stream is part of Office 365 and is essentially “Enterprise YouTube”. If you do cloud meeting recording in Microsoft Teams, it will end up in Microsoft Teams, and automatically be permissioned for the people in the meeting from within your organisation to have access to it. Stream has a concept of channels and groups Microsoft Stream groups are connected to an...

Office 2016 connectivity support for Office 365 services extended to 2023

Microsoft has recently been moving around supportability dates on Office client and server. Office 2019 will now provide 7 years of support, five (5) years of mainstream support and two (2) years of extended support as an exception to the 10-year Fixed Lifecycle Policy term. This is the “boxed” version of Office clients, not “Office 365” the continuously evolving subscription version. Office...

Belgium and Germany Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans (user phone numbers) Now Available for Cloud Phone System

Good news, Germany and Belgium PSTN Calling plans for user phone numbers are now out of preview and generally available from Microsoft for Skype for Business Online Phone System (previously called Cloud PBX) from today (1st November). According to the Microsoft Teams Roadmap, these should also be available by the end of the year for Microsoft Teams. That brings us up to 9 counties generally...

New Modality Tools: Skype Pre-Meeting join Test Tool and Cloud PBX Advisor Report

Hi, I just wanted to take a minute to highlight two new tools we’re looking for feedback on. The first is from Tom Morgan in our Modality Labs team. The web based tool allows SfB users or external guests to test the connectivity before joining a meeting. Is your network connection good enough? Is your headset appropriate? If you want to have a good meeting experience you can now test before...

‘Active Status’ comes to LinkedIn, Are Status and Presence the same thing?

Interesting to see that LinkedIn has added an Active Status feature. Their FAQ implies that your status signals to others that you are “available”, but does being signed into a LinkedIn mobile app mean I’m available to all my LinkedIn network? Is being active the same as being “available”, I would argue not. LinkedIn’s status’s are “Active now” and “available on mobile” status. You also have the...

Microsoft UC User Group London August 10th 2017: Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business

Over half way through 2017 already and there has been a lot going on. It must be time for another MUCUGL. Sorry for the relatively short notice on this one, hope to see you there. This month we’ll be talking all about Microsoft Teams and where it fits in the Office 365 Collaboration space; how are people using today, and where might your company use it. We’ll then be talking about all...

European Skype for Business User Group Multiple Country Event April 6th

8 Microsoft MVPs from 7 European countries and user groups have coordinated to run a simultaneous live European Skype for Business User Group meetup on April 6th. Events are happening in Norway in Oslo, Italy in Milano, UK in London, Germany in Munich, Cologne and Hamburg, Netherlands in Schiphol and  Belgium in Brussels. I will be at the London event which is at from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (BST) at...

Yealink Phones now certified for Skype for Business Cloud PBX

Yealink have had 2 new phones added to the Skype for Business Cloud PBX certification list: tom.qa/CloudPBXPhones Yealink T48G Skype for Business Edition This premium phone is for executives and professionals who expect high phone performance and a superior Skype for Business-tailored experience. With its 7-inch, 800×480-pixel backlit touchscreen and a modern interface, the T48G-Skype for...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news