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Key Insights from Microsoft Inspire 2019

Inspire is Microsoft’s conference for partners where they give partners insights and direction on their areas of focus and where they see the opportunities for partners (read, this is what Microsoft would like partners to sell). It’s obviously important to partners, but it also gives a good idea of what areas Microsoft are focusing on. So what were the key areas of focus? Microsoft Azure and AI...

Re-Enrol Microsoft Authenticator mobile app for Office 365 Multifactor Authentication

I recently got an iPhone replacement, and although Microsoft Authenticator app can store your accounts in OneDrive, this doesn’t store the “key code” to generate the one time passwords. It’s simple enough to re-enable the app Head to my account in Office 365: A little non-intuitively, go to “Update your phone numbers used for account security.” You will be sent to an Azure Active Directory page...

Ribbon Session Border Controller (SBC) SWe Lite in the Azure marketplace

OK I’m a little late to blog this one (sorry, blog backlog!), Ribbon have joined AudioCodes and Anynode by having a Teams Direct Routing certified SBC being available in the Azure Marketplace. A low-cost single vCPU Azure VM (Virtual Machine) can host the SBC SWe Lite, supporting the voice security and interworking needs of small to medium businesses ranging from 10 to 1000 employees. Two and...

Microsoft will support Microsoft Teams Direct Routing with Certified Session Border Controllers (SBC) running in Azure

Skype for Business Server is not supported in Azure. It works, we’ve run SfB Server labs/dev test in Azure that function fine (but not production). Similarly, Cloud Connector Edition is not supported in Azure, again we know it can be made to work. So it was interesting when Microsoft Direct Routing certified Session Border Controllers (SBC) like AudioCodes offered the option for customers to host...

Office 365 and Azure now available from U.K. datacenters

     Particularly of interest to UK customers with particular regulation, such as banking, government, public sector and healthcare. Azure and O365 services are now available from UK DC’s based in London, Cardiff and Durham. Azure now offers customers 28 regions — available today — with six more coming soon for a total of 34, more than any other major cloud provider. “With a cloud adoption...

Skype for Business Online Quality of Service DSCP Markings and Port Ranges

  With Office 365 Skype for Business Online and Azure ExpressRoute you can have true end to end QoS from your endpoint on the corp network to the cloud. Here are the marking Microsoft use for Skype for Business Online. Can customers choose or change these DSCP markings or define port ranges? No, these are globally set on Office 365, so they can’t be changed on a per customer or tenant level...

UC Day UK 2016 – 24th October 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. This will now make UC Day a Microsoft Unified Communications and Cloud Conference, which makes us very...

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