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Ignite Session Blog: BRK3124 ‘Meetings First’ – Skype for Business on-prem customers can take advantage of Teams Meetings


This Ignite session wasn’t until the Friday, but for me, it’s one of the biggest Microsoft Teams announcements at Ignite. This unlocks a great way for a lot of existing Skype for Business Server customers to get some of the real Microsoft Teams experience and business benefits today with little change to users workflows.

In this session, Francois Doremieux, Program Manager at Microsoft and Heidi Gloudemans, Director, Product Marketing at Microsoft went over a brand new option currently in preview. An SfB server user will have their chat and voice on SfB and be able to schedule Microsoft Teams meetings with an SfB and Teams Meetings “better together” experience, optimised to work side by side.

Modality have been a TAP customer for this scenario and I think it will fit well with a number of customers

TAP customers

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to live blog the session over at Tech communities, you can check out the full session summary here:

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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