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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...

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at Microsoft Ignite: Skype for Business Cloud PBX in the Real World

I’m excited to be again speaking at Microsoft Ignite. This year I’m doing a community session on Skype for Business Cloud PBX in the real world. Skype for Business Cloud PBX in the real world Skype for Business Cloud PBX has been available globally for over a year now, so we’ve had some real-world customer deployments and hands-on experience. In this session, we cover all the Skype for Business...

Skype for Business Integration to Yammer

Not full integration between Skype for Business and Yammer, but you can now use Skype for Business while you are in Yammer. Instant Messaging and Presence only as the web app version doesn’t have audio and video. SfB presence is also integrated into the contact card in Yammer and there is a “call with Skype” button that launches the desktop SfB client.   it’s not integrated in...

Quickly Copy Outlook Exchange Global Address List to Personal Contact List / Phone

I spend a good amount of time traveling/working from my phone, an iPhone. By default the iPhone will sync your Exchange personal contact list but not your global address list (GAL). Here is a quick way to copy the GAL to your persona contact list and therefore have everyone in your contact list. Go to new email in Outlook Click To In the contact list, filter by users and select all Right click...

Find out who a Microsoft Partner is from their Numeric Partner ID

I’ve had this question a few times around partner of record. If your partner of record is already set on an Office 365 licence you might see a Partner ID like this: If you want to confirm who the partner is, or just check who a partner is by the numeric ID, if you go to “Edit Partner of Record”, sometimes under more actions You can then input a number and press Check ID to resolve the ID, before...

Set-OfficeChannel – Set Your Office Click to Run Channel with PowerShell

I’ve written a quick PowerShell script to allow you to choose your Channel from a Menu. The script sets the appropriate registry key to define the channel and kicks off the Office Click to Run Update to pull the latest build. This allows you to quickly move from channel to channel, even “backwards or forwards” This will “override” the tenant level setting You must run the script as...

Microsoft UC User Group London–Monday 12th December

MUCUGL Monday December 12th 2016: Skype for Business – All the News, All the Features December is right around the corner, so it must be time for our end of year Microsoft UC User Group London. Since the July user group it’s been a crazy period with UCday, Microsoft Ignite, MVP Summit and various other events and news. We’ve also had SfB Server CU4, SfB for Mac, some new features into preview in...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news