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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...

Microsoft Tweak the Skype for Business Windows Client UI, Now in FRDC and Current Channel

2016-11-14 Update – It seems this has been removed from the Current Channel and it’s back to the old UI, I’m trying to get an update on the plan. Will post as soon as I have an update. Thanks 2016-11-17 Update:  Build 1610 does not have the UI changes included. Unfortunately, Microsoft encountered a last-minute problem with the UI check-in fork and as such, it didn’t get applied...

Modality Skype for Business Journey Webinars, November and December 2016

Hi all, Modality Systems US team are doing a series of webinars on the Skype for Business Journey that might be of interest. Digital Transformation – The Skype for Business Journey | 9 November 2016 | 11:30 AM – EST User Adoption & Transformation | 17 November 2016 | 11:30 AM – EST Efficiency & Security | 1 December 2016 | 11:30 AM – EST The webinars will examine the following...

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at Unity Connect, Netherlands, November 18th

I’m excited to be speaking at Unity Connect, a show in Haarlem, Netherlands, November 16th – 18th. I’m speaking on Friday, Nov 18 10:15 – 11:30. Unity Connect has more than 75 sessions and 3 full-day workshops covering deployment and upgrade, governance and adoption, administration and security, and application development give you the tools you need to properly manage SharePoint 2016 and...

Skype for Business Mac Client Details, FAQ and Download

Good news, the Skype for Business Mac client is now generally available! It’s been a long time waiting, but Microsoft has hit their October 2016 deadline. Version: 16.0.0.3638 File Name: SkypeForBusinessInstaller-16.0.0.3638.pkg Date Published: 10/26/2016 File Size: 35.9 MB Skype for Business Mac Download Link:    For the best Mac client experiences and an always up-to-date infrastructure...

VMware Horizon VDI Skype for Business Support Tech Preview Q1 2017

VMware are having their big VMware show right now, and they just announced planned support for Skype for Business on VMware Horizon VDI. They are doing a tech preview for customers Q1, you can sign up here Here is a a brief demo video (doesn’t really give much insight to be honest, just shows a call working in View, sounds just a little bit scripted too ). Shawn Bass CTO of End-User Computing at...

From Which Carriers Can I Port PSTN Numbers into Microsoft PSTN Calling?

Microsoft offer full PSTN carrier services (providing phone numbers and PSTN phone services for users) for Skype for Business Online users in certain countries (US, UK and Puerto Rico at time of writing this blog, and Spain and France in Preview). You can bring your PSTN phone numbers from your existing carrier to the Microsoft service. This process is calling “porting”.   From the Microsoft...

Cloud PBX Azure Voicemail delivery to Exchange Server On-Premises Supportability and Configuration

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Microsoft publically announced support for using Exchange Server as a repository for Cloud PBX voicemail. Now a few more details have surfaced on TechNet (thanks Nick Elniff from the Modality team for flagging). Interestingly the voicemail service is being referred to as Cloud PBX Azure Voicemail in this article. Cloud PBX Voicemail with Exchange Server...

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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