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Download all the Skype for Business Ignite Sessions

21/05/2015 10 Comments
Download all the Skype for Business Ignite Sessions

All the Microsoft Ignite Session Videos and PowerPoint are now available on Channel 9. This is a great set of content from Microsoft and the community that Microsoft provide access to free I really encourage you to check it out. Increasingly, with all the fast product changes, these types of sessions are becoming the authoritative […]

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May Lync / Skype For Business Client Update brings Security Fix and New Features

14/05/2015 1 Comment
May Lync / Skype For Business Client Update brings Security Fix and New Features

The May Skype for Business client update is out:   Downloads: 32-bit version of Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) 64-bit version of Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)     It brings an important security fix, MS15-044, and also a lot of other fixes and features. Note, this patch also includes the previously released Lync 2013/Skype […]

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Skype for Business Server 2015 RTM is available for download

01/05/2015 0 Comments
Skype for Business Server 2015 RTM is available for download

  Just hit MSDN. Grab the bits while they are hot  

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Webinar 28th April: Skype for Business: What it Means for You, Deployment Options and Top Tips

22/04/2015 0 Comments
Webinar 28th April: Skype for Business: What it Means for You, Deployment Options and Top Tips

Fresh after a really good UCExpo where I had lots of good Skype for Business questions and conversations, and before Ignite, I’m going to be presenting on a Modality Systems Skype for Business Webinar. I hope you can attend Tuesday, April 28, 2015 GMT 4pm EST 12pm PST 8am CET 5pm Registration is here: https://modality.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=b4c9h1 […]

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MS15-034 / KB3042553 IIS Vulnerability affects Lync Servers: Get Patching Now

19/04/2015 2 Comments
MS15-034 / KB3042553 IIS Vulnerability affects Lync Servers: Get Patching Now

An Internet Information Server (IIS) vulnerability can be used to remotely crash Windows Servers. The patch was released on Tuesday (April 14th) as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 are all affected. HTTP.sys is used by any version […]

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

14/04/2015 1 Comment
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 […]

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Important Changes coming to the Lync 2013 Client UI/UX in the April 2015 Client Patch

10/04/2015 12 Comments
Important Changes coming to the Lync 2013 Client UI/UX in the April 2015 Client Patch

It’s an exciting time as Lync is rebranded to Skype for Business. I spend a lot of my time saying what I do is “Enterprise Skype” so I really think this naming will make sense to end users. During this branding transition some changes are coming to the Lync 2013 client that are important to […]

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Add Windows Features to Windows 8.1 Using PowerShell

09/04/2015 0 Comments
Add Windows Features to Windows 8.1 Using PowerShell

Oddly had to hunt around a bit for this, so thought I would post so I can find it when I next forget The cmdlets are not at all like Windows Server (wish they were) To get a list of windows Features Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online | Format-Table –AutoSize   Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName TelnetClient -Online

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