Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news

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Microsoft is building its own Chromium based browser, What does that mean for Microsoft Teams?

Credit to windows central for first reporting on this. It’s as yet unconfirmed by Microsoft. Browsers have an “engine” that render the pages. Microsoft wanted to replace the out-dated Internet Explorer with Edge, a new browser with a new rendering engine known as EdgeHTML. Microsoft Edge was designed to be a newer, faster browser. It hasn’t really had a massive uptake compared to the use of...

Skype for Business Server 2019, Exchange Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019 all Generally Available

Exciting news today, the three new Office Server products are now available to customers on the Volume Licencing Service Center. This is the website where Enterprise Agreement customers can get to their Microsoft software. They are also currently on Visual Studio Subscription (the new name for MSDN). Available are Skype for Business Server 2019- Blog:  Exchange Server 2019- Blog:  SharePoint...

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Session Recordings, Handy YouTube Playlists

Good news, it looks like all the Ignite 2018 recordings have now been made “public” on YouTube and categories into handy playlists Check them out on the Ignite YouTube Channel: Of particular interest for me and followers of this blog will be the Intelligent Communications Sessions Playlist with 57 sessions: Slides for most of the sessions, and links to chat threads about each session are...

Microsoft Ignite – The Tour, covering 17 cities around the world

Microsoft Ignite is over, but there is still hundreds of hours of recorded sessions available at the Microsoft Tech Community. If you didn’t make it, or you did but you are already looking for your next Microsoft tech event fix, Microsoft Ignite is going on tour with 17 regional events, 100+ deep dive sessions and 6 learning paths I’m already looking forward to London on 26th/27th February Find...

Citrix Demo Optimized web-based Microsoft Teams meetings and calls in a Virtual Environment

Hot on the back of Citrix announcing they will support Microsoft Teams optimisation on VDI in a browser and a full client, Citrix has provided a video demoing their solution to optimize web-based Microsoft Teams in a virtual environment. It works by using Browser Content Redirection and Google Chrome on the VDA, and the embedded browser within Workspace app on the endpoint. This offloads the...

Office 365 Roadmap being replaced with new Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap in mid-September

  Interesting news, the existing Office 365 roadmap site, , will be replaced with a new “Microsoft 365” roadmap site. The Office 365 roadmap site has always been tricky. There are no email alerts or RSS feeds (though some community members have helpfully created them, such as ) and often features, particularly in Teams, would slip through without being referenced on the roadmap site, or be...

Evolve Conf UK, Free Microsoft IT Pro Conference 10th September, Agenda and Tickets

Now into our 4th year, this year’s event is on 10th September. If you are interested in attending, make sure you get your tickets booked now: 
Check out the full session list here, we have some amazing speakers: 
This is a free community organised conference, thanks to the sponsors and speakers. We appreciate you spreading the word.
Hope to see you there!
Tom

Skype for Business Server 2019 Public Preview, What’s New, What’s Gone?

Good news, Skype for Business Server 2019 Public Preview is here. The final generally available release is due before the end of the year. This release is for lab testing, not production. Download Link: Documentation: Exchange Server 2019 public preview was also released   What are the new features? Cloud Voicemail – Have SfBS on-premises user voicemail routed to Azure cloud voicemail...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news