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Free Enabling Teamwork with Microsoft Teams Online Course

Microsoft has produced a free Microsoft Teams course on edX. In this course, you will learn how to enable Microsoft Teams in Office 365.  The course illustrates the value of Teams collaboration and includes tips and tricks for getting the most of out of Teams. You will also learn how to configure Teams. Specifically, you will learn how to: Enable users Configure Teams settings Plan for network...

Microsoft Training Services Pilot, Office 365 Intranet Training Content from Microsoft

  We all know it’s a challenge keeping up to date with everything in Office 365, and that’s for those who are working with it full time. What about the business users with their jobs to do too! . Microsoft recognise it’s hard to keep users trained and up to date, and are producing a new “training portal” with the goal of helping everyone get more value out of Office 365. “Microsoft Training...

Tom Arbuthnot on Christian Buckley’s #MVPbuzzChat talking Microsoft Teams

While at MVP Summit in Seattle earlier this month, I had the opportunity to catch up with my friend and MVP Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC. We recorded an episode of Christian’s #MVPbuzzChat series at the famous Microsoft Studios. We talked about about Microsoft Teams; Christian comes from a SharePoint background and I come from UC/SfB. We discussed how...

Teams On Air Episode 53: Unified Communications & Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

At Ignite, I had the great opportunity to join Delanda Coleman, Sr. Product Marketing Manager and Dan Stevenson, Principal Group Program Manager on the new “Teams on Air” Vlog (previously Skype for Business  Broadcast) in this episode we cover all the Microsoft Teams announcements at Ignite and demo some of the new features, talk about how Modality Systems uses Microsoft Teams today, and discuss...

Microsoft Ignite Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams Blogs and Video Downloads

It’s been a crazy busy week and Ignite with loads of great content. Here are a few things you should check out if you want to get deeper into the content. First off the sessions are available on demand with PowerPoints here: , you can also download the Videos and PPTX with this great script from Michel de Rooij, The Skype for Business MVP’s have been live blogging key sessions, you can find there...

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...

Skype for Business Ignite Conference Videos YouTube Playlist and Download

Microsoft Ignite has come to an end, it was a great week of networking and content. Thanks to all those who stopped past the Modality Systems booth or said hello throughout the week. Fortunately for those that couldn’t make it (or went all in on the networking ), Microsoft record and upload all the sessions. This used to be on the Microsoft Channel 9 site, but now is direct to YouTube (the new...

Cisco to Acquire Acano, My Thoughts

Interesting collaboration news at the end of last week. Cisco announced it’s intent to acquire Acano. Acano is a conferencing and collaboration MCU bridging and gateway solution that allows interop between various platforms, all joining the same collaboration meeting, most notably Lync/Skype for Business interop with Video endpoints like those from Cisco. It is deployable on prem and cloud...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news