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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...

Skype for Business Client Location No Entry Sign, How to Fix

Quick post, I’ve seen this a few times recently without me explicitly setting it (Skype for Business Online, C2R client on current channel).
Your location shows a red no entry / no access sign. This means you are not sharing you location with others.

To fix this, simply click the dropdown and re tick “show others my location”

The no access / no entry sign will be removed.

Free Skype for Business Online Network Assessment Tool from Microsoft, Hands On

Microsoft have just released a Skype for Business Network Assessment Tool; you can get the free from the public download site here: version:6.0.8970.161     FileName: The Skype for Business Network Assessment Tool provides the ability to perform a simple test of network performance to determine how well the network would perform for a Skype for Business...

Skype for Business Online Multi-Region, Automated Meeting Migration and Exchange Server Voicemail Coming

Thanks to Shawn Harry, a well-known London UC Architect worth following, for catching that Microsoft just updated the public Office 365 Roadmap site with some new Skype for Business Online features.   Multi-Region Capabilities Support for a Multi-National Corporation tenant to have users be distributed across multiple Data centres for Skype for Business Online in the Multi-Tenant environment...

Video Based Screen Sharing (VbSS) comes to iOS and Android Mobile SfB Clients

Traditionally Skype for Business (and Lync) uses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to screen share, this gives easy remote control but can be more bandwidth intensive than using a video codec.
Jeff has a great write up on it here:
It’s in Skype for Business Online now, and came to server in CU3, and now the mobile client support it too:

Android (thanks Shoulun Wang on twitter)

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at Microsoft Denmark, Wednesday 5th October 2016

If you are local would be great to see you there, we’re also booking one to one sessions after the morning if you want some time to say hello or get into your specific questions thanks Tom Registration here: Date: Wednesday 5th October 2016  |  Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm Location: Microsoft, Kanalvej 7, 2800 Kongens Lyngby – Denmark 2016 Microsoft Communications Partner of the Year...

Cloud Connector Edition 1.4.1 with Management Service for Auto-Upgrades

Cloud Connector Edition 1.4.1 was just made generally available. Cloud Connector Edition is a hybrid offering that consists of a set of packaged Virtual Machines (VMs) that implement on-premises PSTN connectivity with Cloud PBX.  Users who are homed on Cloud PBX can have PSTN connectivity from on-premises SIP or ISDN via CCE. The following updates were made in version Skype for Business Cloud...

UC Day 2016 Speakers Announced – Limited Tickets Still Available

  Just wanted to let everyone know that the UC Day 2016 Speakers have been announced. Thanks to all those that applied to speak, I feel we’ve got a really strong list of names and sessions this year. There are limited free tickets available, so be sure to get registered here and let someone you think might be interested know. Also, as always, thanks to all our sponsors who make it possible...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news