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Video Calling between Skype Consumer Mobile and Skype for Business Windows Desktop

Interestingly, it looks like video calling between the Apple and Android Skype consumer mobile clients and Skype for Business desktop client on windows (MSI and Click to Run) now works. This is testing on a recent Office 2016 C2R Skype for Business Windows Client video calling Skype consumer on iOS   This is testing on a recent Office 2016 MSI SfB Client video calling Skype consumer on...

Skype is coming to Microsoft HoloLens

Not much detail or specifics yet, but the first development edition of Microsoft HoloLens ships March 30th, 2016 ($3,000) and Microsoft call out Skype as one of the interesting use cases for HoloLens “Educational and instructional moments are more effective when you can show as well as tell. Skype for HoloLens lets your contacts see what you see, hear what you hear, and draw on their screens to...

Add Skype Consumer or Skype for Business Server Audio Test Service Bot to a Cloud PBX User

I’ve now been on Skype for Business Cloud PBX with hybrid on-premise PSTN connectivity for a couple of months and it’s working well. One thing that is missing for Cloud PBX users is the Audio Test Service, where you can record a message and have it played back to you, to confirm your audio device and connectivity are good. On Skype for Business Server you have the button here: But in cloud PBX...

Microsoft Acquires Communication Startup Talko, Plan to Integrate Tech into Skype

Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President Skype announced today that Microsoft has acquired Ray Ozzie’s team communication startup Talko, maker of an innovative mobile app for on-the-go business communications. “As part of the agreement, Talko employees will join the Skype team. Together, the new technology and talent will help us deliver great new features and capabilities in both Skype and...

My New Pluralsight Course: Skype for Business Server 2015: What’s New, Install, and Upgrade

I’ve been working with the great people at Pluralsight to produce a new video course on Skype for Business Server, covering what’s new and how to to an in place and side by side migration from Lync Server. It’s aimed at an intermediate audience, so some knowledge of Lync/Skype is useful, but I also recap some of the basics on roles and topologies. Here is a look at what the 9 modules cover over...

I will be speaking at Microsoft Ignite: 10 Keys to Ensuring the Success of Your Skype for Business Deployment

I’m excited to be speaking at Ignite on the “10 Keys to Ensuring the Success of Your Skype for Business Deployment” in the IT Decision Makers/Best Practices Track. Join us for an interactive discussion detailing the lessons learned from hands-on experience of PBX replacement projects in many different verticals. Learn how IT operations, user experience and change management are just as important...

Testing Your Internet Connection for Skype / Skype for Business: 8 Free Tools and Services

Skype and Lync do an excellent job of coping with poor / variable network conditions, but ultimately the quality and consistency of your internet connection will play a big part in your experience when working from home/talking to other users/companies over federation. Sometimes with quality issues it is hard for users to understand if the problem is their connection. Event for users with “good...

Microsoft Earnings FY14 Q4, O365 growth, commitment to productivity and multiplatform support

I like to keep track of the Microsoft earnings, and any Lync/Skype related news. Microsoft Corp. announced revenue of $23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margin, operating income, and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) for the quarter were $15.79 billion, $6.48 billion, and $0.55 per share, respectively. There was not loads of specific Skype/Lync news.   Office 365...

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