Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news

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Skype for Business Server 2015 Mainstream Support ends 2020, SfBS 2019 Mainstream Support ends 2023, Extended Support for both end in 2025?

A colleague of mine Tobie prompted me to look at this a bit more closely. A few changes are being made with Office 2019 both client and Server. You have probably already heard Office 2019 client will be click to run only (no MSI) and Windows 10 only, but you may have missed the change in support timelines.   Understanding Microsoft Server Enterprise Support Model – Mainstream and Extended...

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking on Microsoft Teams Architecture at Microsoft Tech Summit UK, January 24th

I’m excited to be speaking at Microsoft Tech Summit Birmingham in the UK alongside Dan Fernandez Cao of Microsoft. Our session is: An overview of Microsoft Teams architecture, including security and compliance features Wednesday, January 24, 2018 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Hall 19. Learn how Microsoft Teams has been architected in the cloud – what goes behind the scenes to bring...

Microsoft Roadmap for bringing Skype for Business Abilities to Microsoft Teams

At Ignite, Microsoft announced their intent for Microsoft Teams to be the primary client/service for Unified Communications and Collaboration in Office 365. Ultimately, Microsoft want customers to move away from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams. Skype for Business Server continues to exist with a new version next year. This week Microsoft released a detailed roadmap specifically...

Introducing the 10 Microsoft Ignite Community Reporters

This year at Microsoft Ignite is having 10 MVPs serving as Community Reporters. I’m pleased to say I’m one of the ten, I’ll be focusing on the news and activity around Office 365 Collaboration, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. The idea is you’ll have ten people from the community giving you updates and commentary on the event, for those there, but also for those following along online...

New UK IT/Microsoft Community Leaders MeetUp Group

  A new UK Microsoft Community Leaders Meet Up has been set up by Claire Smyth the UK MVP lead to support all UK Community Leaders, not just for MVP’s, but for anyone leading/coordinating an IT/Microsoft related community. You can join here: There are tentative plans  to host the first set of meetings in early August in London, Birmingham and Manchester. The agenda will offer those attending...

Microsoft PSTN Calling for Ireland and Netherlands now Generally Available for Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX

Good news, Netherlands and Ireland are now generally available for PSTN Calling from Microsoft on Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX. PSTN calling is the service where Microsoft provide your user phone numbers directly from the cloud, acting as your “PSTN carrier”. It looks like they are both still being managed through the service desk: Germany and Belgium are still currently in preview. Here...

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Session details Live: 34 Session related to Skype for Business including Server vNext

We’re getting closer to Microsoft Ignite which this year is September 25 – 29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The provisional session details are now live. It’s always interesting to glimpse at what the Skype for Business related sessions will be and sometimes get some hints of what’s coming. Modality Systems will be at Ignite, hope to see you there. Currently there are 34 Skype related sessions...

Get-OfficeApplicationCrashes – Get Summary of Office Application Crashes from Windows Event Log with PowerShell

I had reason to need to quickly understand how often a particular PC was experiencing Office Application Crashes, so I wrote this quick PowerShell to filter the event log and find office 16.x crashes based on the event ID 1000. I sorted them by Message to quickly see which application or applications were causing issues. This is also useful to see if a specific version number is causing issues...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news