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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 9 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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I’m speaking at #UCExpo: Replacing your PBX with Skype for Business in the Real World

15/03/2015 0 Comments
I’m speaking at #UCExpo: Replacing your PBX with Skype for Business in the Real World

  I’m excited to be speaking at UCExpo again this year. I’ll be doing a session in the Microsoft Theatre, Replacing your PBX with Skype for Business in the Real World. Tuesday 21 April, 12:00 – 12:30. Come to this session to understand what the change from Lync to Skype for Business means, and the […]

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Clear All Twitter Favourites with AutoHotkey

02/01/2015 0 Comments
Clear All Twitter Favourites with AutoHotkey

It’s that time of year where I declare bankruptcy on my Instapaper, email review folder and Feedly. Another way I store “interesting things I should read someday” is twitter favourites. Unfortunately twitter don’t provide a way to bulk clear / delete all twitter favourites. I had accumulated My first thought was to look into using […]

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Whats the latest on Microsoft, Lync, Skype and WebRTC / ORTC / Plugin-less Voice and Video

07/12/2014 5 Comments
Whats the latest on Microsoft, Lync, Skype and WebRTC / ORTC / Plugin-less Voice and Video

This question is coming up a lot lately, it’s been a hot topic in UC for a while. For those not following the detail, WebRTC/ORTC are the technologies that will allow a plugin less Real Time Media (Lync/Skype style) experience in the browser without any plugins. The Quick Answers I want to develop a browser […]

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