Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions


Skype for Business Server 2019 news from Microsoft Ignite

If there is one thing to take away from Microsoft Ignite this year, it’s that Microsoft Teams is Microsoft’s future direction for Collaboration and Unified Communications. There were over 50 sessions around Microsoft Teams but only one on Skype for Business Server. However, there is another version of Skype for Business server that is imminently going to GA we got some more details about it...

Disable Integration between Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business

We’re seeing quite a few people pick up on testing Microsoft Teams and Microsoft is continually making updates and improvements. One of the default behaviours is that you can Instant Message between Teams and Skype for Business. This works in two ways. If you are in teams and you want to contact a user in your organisation who is not signed into Teams but is on SfB, you’ll see this: Which is...

Skype for Business Server 2015 180 Day Trial Now Available

For those looking to trial/lab Skype for Business Server, without access to Technet (RIP)/MSDN/Volume Licence Portal/Partner Portal can now grab the 180 day trial here:

I’m unclear if you can flip from trial to full (you can in Lync 2013 Server, so I would guess you can here), but will update this post if I find out or if a reader knows?

Download all the Skype for Business Ignite Sessions

All the Microsoft Ignite Session Videos and PowerPoint are now available on Channel 9. This is a great set of content from Microsoft and the community that Microsoft provide access to free I really encourage you to check it out. Increasingly, with all the fast product changes, these types of sessions are becoming authoritative up to date resources. I usually use my Get-Channel9Media Script, but...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Collaboration news and opinions