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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...

Modality Systems with Cloud Consortium Headline Sponsors at Future Decoded

I’m excited to say that our Cloud Consortium of five UK-based Microsoft Gold Partners is a headline sponsor at Future Decoded. We will have a stand with representation from all 5 partners on the stand, come and talk to us about achieving success right across the Office 365 and Azure stack. Future Decoded 2016 at the Excel, London on November 1 and 2, 2016 will be entirely dedicated to showing how...

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...

Changing the due date on a Todoist reoccurring task without breaking the reoccurrence

  Please note that in Todoist there are two recurring dates: every and every!. They are similar and the difference is how the next date is computed. For example: Clean fridge with due date every 3 months starting 10 April Clean fridge with due date every! 3 months starting 10 April Completing every 3 months starting 10 April will result in a due date 3 months from 10. April. Completing every...

Tickets Now Available and Call for Speakers Open for UCDay UK 2016

Unified Communications Day will be coming back in 2016 on the 24th October. After a successful event this year we have decided to include an extra technical track to our event, Microsoft Azure, where you can learn from the best about the latest and greatest happening within the Azure arena. Making UC Day a Microsoft Unified Communications and Cloud Conference, which makes us very excited for next...

Upgrade Hard Drive Lenovo S440

A few pictures of replacing the hard drive on a Lenovo S440. It was pretty straight forward, though the screws go in at an angle which is a little tricky.

Modality Systems Third Annual Lync Event – Tuesday 2nd December

Modality Systems are holding our third annual Lync event after a great turnout last year. This year we have changed locations but are keeping with the car theme and are hosting our event at the Millbrook Technology Park in Bedfordshire on Tuesday 2nd December. The event is focused on how to keep ahead of the curve in Unified Communications, with selected speakers from some of the Modality Systems...

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 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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