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Skype for Business Sessions at Ignite

Published 24/09/2016 - 0 Comments



I’m currently on the way to Ignite, I’ll mostly be around the Modality Systems stand #1748, If you are there it would be great to say hello. I will also be speaking on the Wednesday morning; Get under the hood of Skype for Business PSTN conferencing

Even if you are not able to attend in person, a lot is being streamed and recorded online.

The big news will likely come in Gurdeep’s Keynote, so be sure to catch that, it will be streamed online here


You can join the conversation on the Microsoft Tech Community Forum here

Here is a list of all the Skype for Business Sessions over the week:



9:00 BRK2068 Turn your users into raving fans of Skype Laurie Pottmeyer, Mike Hollinshead & Graeme Bent C302
10:45 BRK3061 Ready your network for Skype for Business Online Hao Yan B302 – B303
10:45 BRK3271 Dive into Project Rigel and the Skype for Business Meeting Device Portfolio Albert Kooiman, Ilya Bukshteyn & Angela Donohue C113
11:30 BRK2072 Hear our Skype story: deploying at Accenture Don Galzarano &
William Schulz
12:30 BRK2076 Migrate to the cloud – Skype for Business Online Dan Strader &
Sean Wilson
12:30 BRK3300 Get to know Skype for Business Meetings: your complete meeting solution James Skay B302 – B303
12:40 THR2027 Plan your future with Skype for Business Christian Burke Microsoft Theater 4
14:15 BRK2077 Get to know the Skype Operations Framework Ali Rohani C108 – C109
14:15 BRK2087 Build native cloud apps for Skype for Business: Skype Developer platform overview Andrew Bybee C302
16:00 BRK3049 Manage Skype for Business with a single pane of glass – IT Pro Tools Anton Krantz C108 – C109
16:00 BRK3058 Dig into the Skype Operations Framework Bryan Nyce B213 – B214


9:00 BRK4004 Troubleshoot new Skype for Business offerings Jason Collier & Ricardo Garcia A1
10:45 BRK3048 Get under the hood of Skype for Business PSTN conferencing Tom Arbuthnot C302
10:45 BRK3050 Troubleshoot operations with Skype Call Quality Management William Looney B302 – B303
12:05 THR2026 Get engaged with Skype for Business preview Mirunan Gunarajah Microsoft Theater 3
12:30 BRK2080 Understanding devices certified for Skype for Business: what’s in it for you? Albert Kooiman & Angela Donohue C302
12:30 BRK4012 Dive deep on Skype Web SDK & Skype for Business App SDK:
Build apps across Web, IOS & Android
Srividhya Chandrasekaran, Sidharth Vijayachandran & Amit Sehgal Marcus Auditorium
14:00 BRK2073 Cushman and Wakefield with Skype for Business: A customer’s story Robert McDougall & Anjan Patel C101
14:15 BRK3051 Manage policy in Skype for Business Online Siunie Sutjahjo B308 – B309
14:15 BRK3056 Plan for call management with Skype for Business Cloud PBX Marina Kolomiets, Francois Doremieux C113
16:00 BRK2081 Plan your Cloud PBX deployment Jamie Stark, Delanda Coleman C113
16:00 BRK3053 Understand the mysteries of Dial Plans and Voice Routes
in Skype for Business
Doug Lawty C112
16:30 BRK2070 Meet Skype for Business for Mac Richard Schwendiman, Jason Collier, Shawn Thomas C101


9:00 BRK2071 Deploy and operate Skype for Business for Windows Richard Schwendiman, Jason Collier
& Paul Cannon
9:00 BRK2086 Plan for Skype for Business Mobile Clients Praveen Maloo C108-C109
9:00 BRK4013 Dive deep on the new Trusted Application API for Skype for Business Online David Newman & Ganesh Sridharan B302 – B303
10:15 BRK4005 Configure Skype for Business for Skype Room Systems, Project Rigel and Surface Hub Brian Ricks C101
10:45 BRK2069 Revolutionize adoption for Skype for Business Online Mike Hollinshead & Nick Suter Georgia Ballroom
10:45 BRK3055 Plan and deploy Skype for Business Voice Devices Waseem Hashem Thomas Murphy Ballroom 4
12:30 BRK3054 Plan for Skype for Business cloud connectivity with Microsoft Office 365 Nikolay Muravlyannikov Thomas Murphy Ballroom 1
12:30 BRK3301 Understand the Skype for Business meeting room interop Irena Andonova C202 – C204
14:00 BRK2074 Kelly Services & Skype for Business: A customer’s story Timothy Kroeger C114
14:15 BRK3059 Deploy Cloud Connector Edition with Microsoft Office 365 Korneel Bullens C113
14:15 BRK3060 Manage Skype for Business Server 2015 Scott Stubberfield & Bryan Nyce C108 – C109
16:00 BRK3057 Manage mobility with MDM and Skype for Business Praveen Maloo & Lilly Tao C108 – C109
16:00 BRK3270 Plan to deploy Skype Meeting Broadcast Jeff Tyler & Greg Baribault C112


9:00 BRK2088 Drive real-world success with Skype for Business platform solutions James Skay C108 – C109
10:45 BRK2089 Deliver compliance with Skype for Business Online Dan Strader C112
10:45 BRK4011 Deploy ExpressRoute for Skype in Microsoft Office 365 Korneel Bullens B216 – B217
11:00 BRK2075 Meet the communications needs of your users with Skype for Business Jamie Stark, Taimoor Husain C101
12:05 THR2026R Get engaged with Skype for Business preview Mirunan Gunarajah Bldg B Theater – Level 4
12:30 BRK3079 Configure Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition with your SBC Lasse Nordvik Wedø B405 – B407
12:30 BRK4007 Troubleshoot media flows in Skype for Business across online, server and hybrid Thomas Binder Thomas Murphy Ballroom 1
Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, regular on The UC Architects Podcast, and speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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