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Org Auto Attendant, Skype Room Systems and Meeting Migration Service Training from Skype Academy

The Skype Operations Framework and Skype Academy team are doing a great job of keeping the content coming. Their latest training, open to everyone is for Cloud PBX Org Auto Attendant, Skype Room Systems, and Meeting Migration Services, as well as addressing a popular question for PSTN Conferencing. Thanks to Thomas Binder for the heads up over on the Tech Community Skype Room Systems v2 readiness...

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

Microsoft PSTN Calling, the ability to give users (and service numbers, like Organisational Auto Attendants) in Office365 real PSTN phone numbers from Microsoft directly in the Office 365 Cloud with no local infrastructure, is now generally available in France. It is generally available from December 1st 2016. Hopefully Spain won’t be far behind, still in preview at present. More about options...

Skype for Business iOS Client with Apple CallKit, Hands On

First demo’s at Microsoft Ignite and now generally available, Microsoft have added Apple CallKit to Skype for Business iOS client 6.10. What is Apple CallKit? CallKit is an Apple framework that lets VoIP apps integrate tightly with the native Phone UI. Incoming calls displayed fully on the lock screen. Users  can choose to use your app when making calls from the native Phone app’s contacts...

Microsoft Tweak the Skype for Business Windows Client UI, Now in FRDC and Current Channel

2016-11-14 Update – It seems this has been removed from the Current Channel and it’s back to the old UI, I’m trying to get an update on the plan. Will post as soon as I have an update. Thanks 2016-11-17 Update:  Build 1610 does not have the UI changes included. Unfortunately, Microsoft encountered a last-minute problem with the UI check-in fork and as such, it didn’t get applied...

Skype Academy Technical Product Trainings

Just a quick note on a really good free technical resource for Skype for Business and Cloud PBX, Microsoft offer a number of free video training sessions on the Skype Academy site. Right now there are training sessions for: Introducing Skype for Business on Mac Clients Deep Dive Skype for Business Media Flows Cloud Connector Edition Deep Dive What’s new in Cloud Connector Edition 1.4.1 Enabling...

Skype for Business Mac Client Details, FAQ and Download

Good news, the Skype for Business Mac client is now generally available! It’s been a long time waiting, but Microsoft has hit their October 2016 deadline. Version: 16.0.0.3638 File Name: SkypeForBusinessInstaller-16.0.0.3638.pkg Date Published: 10/26/2016 File Size: 35.9 MB Skype for Business Mac Download Link:    For the best Mac client experiences and an always up-to-date infrastructure...

VMware Horizon VDI Skype for Business Support Tech Preview Q1 2017

VMware are having their big VMware show right now, and they just announced planned support for Skype for Business on VMware Horizon VDI. They are doing a tech preview for customers Q1, you can sign up here Here is a a brief demo video (doesn’t really give much insight to be honest, just shows a call working in View, sounds just a little bit scripted too ). Shawn Bass CTO of End-User Computing at...

From Which Carriers Can I Port PSTN Numbers into Microsoft PSTN Calling?

Microsoft offer full PSTN carrier services (providing phone numbers and PSTN phone services for users) for Skype for Business Online users in certain countries (US, UK and Puerto Rico at time of writing this blog, and Spain and France in Preview). You can bring your PSTN phone numbers from your existing carrier to the Microsoft service. This process is calling “porting”.   From the Microsoft...

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