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Microsoft named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for both Unified Communications and UCaaS

Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings.” To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate. Reviews are spread across many verticals including...

New Office 365 Meeting Room System Licence Subscription for Microsoft Teams and Skype Room Systems

This new subscription includes the Office 365 licenses required to enable cloud voice services on a meeting room device. It is designed specifically for meeting room systems and is a licence for devices only. It is $15 per device per month and includes the following: Microsoft Teams Skype for Business Online Plan 2 Phone System (the right for the device to be a phone, still requires a calling...

Skype for Business Online Microsoft PSTN Conferencing behaviour change, at least one authenticated user required for PSTN dial out

A change in the way Skype for Business Online with Microsoft PSTN Conferencing behaves. Today, meeting guests (unauthenticated users) are able to add people to the meeting by dialling out to them via PSTN, even if no company authenticated users are in the meeting. This is curious as it could lead to anyone joining the bridge (discovering a meeting URL for example), dialling out and incurring a...

Avoid the “Kittens of Doom” Emoji Attack, patch your Skype for Business clients

A denial of service vulnerability exists in Skype for Business clients. If the attacker sends you a huge amount of emojis, e.g. cute kittens. Depending on the actual amount of kitten emojis, you might notice a short lag in your application (starting with 100 emojis). When receiving about 800 kittens at once, your Skype for Business client will stop responding for a few seconds. If a sender...

Microsoft automatically upgrading some small Office 365 tenants from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams

Thanks to Mark Eckert, Hadrien-Nessim Socard and others over at the Microsoft Tech Communities forums for highlighting this with screenshots below. Fellow MVP Darrell Webster, one of the great Regarding 365 team also did a video overview of the situation, he saw the automatic upgrade notification on his tenant. I’ll post more details as I have then, but it appears that some “small” (possibly sub...

Skype for Business Server 2019 Real-Time Statistics Manager (StatsMan) and Key Health Indicators Update

2 more updates to tools for Skype for Business Server 2019 Skype for Business Server, Real-Time Statistics Manager (64-bit) Key Health Indicators for Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business Server 2019 Skype for Business Server, Real-Time Statistics Manager (StatsMan) makes it possible to monitor key performance indicators for Skype for Business Server in real-time...

Skype for Business Server 2019 Call Quality Dashboard, SCOM Management Pack and Capacity Calculator

Following the Skype for Business Server 2019 Debugging Tools, two more additions for Skype for Business Server 2019 have now been published by Microsoft. Skype for Business Server 2019, Call Quality Dashboard Skype for Business Server 2019, System Center Operations Manager Management Pack Skype for Business Server 2019, Capacity Calculator   Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) Skype for Business...

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