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Improved Skype for Business Web Join Experience- SkypeMeetingsApp.msi

Looks like this is now rolled out to Skype for Business Online. A much prettier experience. Before you ask still no WebRTC/plugin-less join, we’re seeing WebRTC/ORTC progress on the Skype consumer side, hopefully, this makes it’s way to Skype for Business soon. Update 18/10/2017: We heard at Microsoft Ignite 2017 that WebRTC/plugin-less meeting join is coming to Microsoft Teams but unlikely to...

Skype for Business Video Broadcast Series and MS UC Chat Online on Friday 24th February

  The latest Skype for Business Video Broadcast from the Microsoft team is on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:00 am PST/17:00 GMT. This week it’s an update Skype for Business mobile. Hopefully they will go into the recently added features such as one click PSTN dial in and new certificate authentication. You can join the online broadcast here: Also you can check out the previous broadcasts...

Skype for Business Online Trusted Application API Public Preview

We’ve been waiting for a while for this, but the SfB Online Trusted Application API Preview is here! My understanding is, like other Cloud preview features, it will be a staggered rollout so all abilities are not there in the preview. The Trusted Application API is a Rest API that enables developers to build Skype for Business Online back-end communications services for the cloud. The API aims to...

8 New Skype for Business Training Videos from Skype Academy

Via Thomas Binder here, The Skype Academy team partnered with the Office 365 Center of Excellence (CoE) of Microsoft Consulting Service, to create the following trainings to help all customers and partners leverage Skype for Business Online. Cloud PBX Introduction: This session by @Thomas Binder, Senior Program Manager on the Customer Experience and Deployment team, explains what Cloud PBX is and...

Microsoft PSTN Calling for Spain (Carrier Services) Generally Available for Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX

After the general availability of France in December 2016, Microsoft has now added Spain to Microsoft PSTN Calling. Giving the ability to assign users (and service numbers, like Organisational Auto Attendants) in Cloud PBX real PSTN phone numbers from Microsoft directly in the Office 365 Cloud with no local infrastructure. Microsoft is showing its continuous incremental progress towards a more...

Get Skype for Business Client Version with PowerShell

As discussed in previous blog posts, there are many different Skype for Business clients (mobile, windows, Mac, IP Phone, Rooms etc.) and even within “Windows” there are many different versions (MSI, Click to Run with various Channels, “2013/2015” and 2016), there is also 32-bit and 64-bit. To add further confusion, the “version number” listed in the Skype for Business Help / About is the “MSO”...

Skype for Business Online Federation (External Connectivity, Public Connectivity) Options and Configuration

This post talks about federation (also sometimes call external connectivity or public connectivity specifically when talking about federation to Skype consumer) in Skype for Business Online. This feature is also available on Skype for Business Server, but this post specifically considered Skype for Business Online. What is Skype for Business Online Federation (external connectivity)? Skype for...

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