Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news

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From Oct. 1st, new 500 seats or less Office 365 customers will be Microsoft Teams and will have no Skype for Business Online

  During the massive flood of Microsoft news this week from Microsoft Ignite, something that has been posted publicly on the Microsoft partner forum is about the more active transition from SfBO to Microsoft Teams: Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams upgrade: We recently announced that the roadmap for bringing Skype for Business Online features and functionality into Microsoft Teams is now...

Is your network provider peered with Microsoft?

A key Microsoft recommendation for Office 365 performance is to get from your user to their network as quickly as possible. So in most scenarios, you ideally want local site internet breakout and that internet provider should be peered with Microsoft so that you have very few hops before your jump onto Microsoft’s network and then move over their network to your Office 365 tenant/service. Peering...

Connecting to Skype for Business Online PowerShell from Windows 7

Windows 7 x64: Install Latest PowerShell (Windows Management Framework 5.1) Version:  Install SfBO Module: In PowerShell “install-module AzureADPreview”   Background Without the AzureAD Module I got an error: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory, Version=2.19.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its...

Cloud Connector Edition Coexistence with On-Premises Hybrid no longer on roadmap

  Update 22.10.2017: We heard at Microsoft Ignite that making CCE work alongside SfB Server in the same customer/topology is no longer on the roadmap for CCE. Instead, if you have SfB Server and wanted CCE alongside it, Microsft is recommending instead a small deployment of SfB Server in the OPCH model or AudioCodes CloudBond which is essentially a single “CCE like” appliance but...

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...

Microsoft Cloud PBX PSTN Calling (user phone numbers) Preview for Belgium and Germany

More exciting news on the Skype Preview front, Germany and Belgium have now entered preview for Microsoft PSTN Calling. This means you can get first party PSTN user numbers directly from Microsoft as your carrier for Germany and Belgium in preview   PSTN Calling is generally available for France, Puerto Rico, Spain, UK and US and in preview for Ireland, Netherlands and now Belgium and...

Does the HDX RealTime Media Engine for XenApp and XenDesktop VDI support Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX?

Citrix and Microsoft have worked together on the Citrix release of the XenApp/XenDesktop HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Skype for Business, which is now generally available. The system requirements from Citrix are here: Server (backend) Microsoft Skype for Business server 2015 Microsoft Skype for Business Online (Microsoft Office 365 hosted Skype for Business Server 2015) Microsoft...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news