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Skype for Business Server 2019 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) is now available

Good news for Skype for Business Server 2019 users and the wait for CU1 crowd, SfBS 2019 CU1 is here Download Link: here KB: 4470124 New Features: HMTL5 based Modern Administration Control panel – MACP – the eventual/partial replacement to the Silverlight control panel. See official blog from Microsoft here SEFAUtil abilities in native Powershell – a long time ask for big deployments...

Security and Compliance in Microsoft Teams Video Series

Catch you YouTube playlist here A great resource from Matt Soseman, Cyber Security Architect at Microsoft. Matt has produced 7 quick to consume videos on Security and Compliance in Microsoft Teams covering: Identity & Access Management Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Microsoft Intune Mobile Application Management Data Loss Prevention Windows Information Protection Cloud App Security...

Poly offering RealConnect Service for Microsoft Teams at no charge with Poly Video Endpoints until 30th June 2020

Poly RealConnect Service for Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based video interoperability service that provides connectivity from standards-based video endpoints to Microsoft Teams meetings. It is one of the 3 certified cloud video interop providers More on Cloud video interop: Poly is now offering customers who either already own or buy the following Poly endpoints free RealConnect for Microsoft...

Service Providers Can Configure Single SBC/Single Cert for Multiple Customers for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

A great practical step forward for PSTN Carriers and Microsoft Partners that offer Direct Routing as a service for multiple customers. A carrier can: Deploy the SBC and configure it for the hosting scenario according to the instructions from the certified SBC vendors. Register a base domain name in the carrier tenant and request a wildcard certificate. Register a subdomain for every customer...

Microsoft Teams Calling Plans for Japan coming via SoftBank, Q4 CY2019

Reference: Microsoft Roadmap About Calling Plans We haven’t had any news on Microsoft provided calling plans (Microsoft providing user phone numbers and minutes) for over a year when Canada was added. It really feels like Microsoft have taken their foot off the gas with adding any more countries and that Direct Routing provided by carriers offers and easier and more global model. Microsoft cover...

Microsoft Teams will replace Kaizala in Office 365 in 12 to 18 months

In April we heard from Microsoft that  Kaizala will become part of Microsoft Teams: “we will be bringing Kaizala capabilities into Microsoft Teams as an integrated offering. We expect the integration to happen in phases over the next 12-18 months, and we will provide more details about the Kaizala and Teams integration roadmap later this quarter” In April I noted, The Microsoft blog mentions...

Existing Office 365 ProPlus Installs to get Microsoft Teams Automatically from July

Office 365 ProPlus is the name for the Office desktop applications suite which comes are part of the Office 365 subscription. There is no change to new or existing installations of Office 2019, the “boxed”/non-subscription version. I reported in January that Microsoft Teams will be installed by default for new installations of Office 365 Business SKU, then in February Microsoft Teams will be...

Microsoft Teams in Two days at Microsoft Reactor London, 9th and 10th July

My friends who run the Evolve Conference have a great event coming up in London, Evolve Conference on Tour: Teams in two days Day 1 – Teams Groundwork 9.00 -10.30 – Session 1 – Teams where we are today – (Jason Wynn / Steve Goodman / Ben Lee) 11.00 – 12.15 – Session 2 – Managing your users for Teams (Brian Reid) 12.15 – 13.15 – Lunch! 13.15...

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