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Lync iOS and Android Mobile clients will soon be upgraded to Skype for Business

Much like the Windows Mobile client in July, next month the Lync iPhone and iPad clients and Android clients will be automatically updated to the new Skype for Business clients/UI via the Apple and Google App Stores. On windows phone there was no option to defer/delay/reverse this change, I would expect the same for iOS and Android. Users are being notified of the change in the iOS client now. So...

Free Skype for Business Basic Client Download

Update 20/12/2015: This post originally talked about the Office 2013 / Lync 2013 / 15.x Basic client that could be patched to Skype for Business 2015. Since then Office 2016 / Skype for Business 2016 have been released, and there is an associated Skype for Business 2016 Basic client, it’s available for download here or multiple languages here. If you are looking for Skype for Business...

Skype for Business for Windows Phone Arrives as an Upgrade to Lync 2013 Client

Over the last 2 weeks or so, when you launched Lync 2013 on Windows Phone you got this message: Pointing you off to this blog post: Basically the post says, if you were using the Lync 2013 client on windows phone, whatever backend you have, you will be upgraded to the Skype for Business client. It also points off to this post: See what’s new in Skype for Business for Windows Phone From...

I will be speaking at Microsoft Ignite: 10 Keys to Ensuring the Success of Your Skype for Business Deployment

I’m excited to be speaking at Ignite on the “10 Keys to Ensuring the Success of Your Skype for Business Deployment” in the IT Decision Makers/Best Practices Track. Join us for an interactive discussion detailing the lessons learned from hands-on experience of PBX replacement projects in many different verticals. Learn how IT operations, user experience and change management are just as important...

Understanding “Office 365 E4” – Lync Enterprise Voice CAL Subscription

Update: 10/12/2015: With the advent of E5 and Cloud PBX, E4 is no longer being promoted. E4 will appear on the Price List until June 30th, 2016. If your subscription plan come up for renewal prior to June 30th, 2016, you can renew to your current plan or transition into E5 or into E3 with Skype for Business Plus CAL subscription, a user subscription license (USL) version of Skype for Business...

If Installing Lync Online PowerShell module and Lync Server PowerShell module, install Lync Server module first

If you want to install both Lync Server PowerShell module (installed via ocscore.msi Administrative tools) and Lync Online PowerShell module, you must install the Lync Server module first, otherwise Lync Server module overwrites some files/settings required in the Lync Online Module. Microsoft detail the issue here: Can’t use Windows PowerShell Module for Lync Online after you install Lync...

Testing Your Internet Connection for Skype / Skype for Business: 8 Free Tools and Services

Skype and Lync do an excellent job of coping with poor / variable network conditions, but ultimately the quality and consistency of your internet connection will play a big part in your experience when working from home/talking to other users/companies over federation. Sometimes with quality issues it is hard for users to understand if the problem is their connection. Event for users with “good...

Modality Systems #Lync Webinars Available On Demand

Modality Systems are doing a series of webinars to help people better understand all aspects of Lync The speakers are Senior Consultants, Managers and Directors at Modality, all with real world hands on experience to share. The sessions that have already happened are now available on demand: Is there a business value case for UC & Lync in your organisation? Cloud, hosted or on-premises...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news

About Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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