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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.

Accessing and Understanding the Microsoft Office 365 Phone System and Audio Conferencing Bill PSTN Usage Report

Published 17/12/2017 - 1 Comment

Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans, allow Microsoft to provide your phone number and inbound and outbound phone calling from Office 365 with Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. Microsoft also offer PSTN Audio conferencing inbound and outbound numbers from Office 365. The cost model for these is a licence per user, with a number of “included” […]

Updated Free SfBO and Microsoft Teams Network Assessment Tool, Added Connectivity Tests to Microsoft Teams Services

Published 10/12/2017 - 2 Comments

A new Tech Communities post from William Looney highlighted that Microsoft has updated their free network test tool. Version: 2017.1.0.51 File Name: MicrosoftSkypeForBusinessNetworkAssessmentTool.exe Date Published: 12/8/2017 Download link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53885 I previously looked at the tool in this blog post if you want an overview. The tool tests the connection to Microsoft Network Edge by streaming a […]

Looking at Microsoft Teams Office 365 Usage Reports

Published 30/11/2017 - 2 Comments

Microsoft just added some usage reports for Microsoft Teams. It’s great to finally be able to quantify Microsoft Teams usage. Initially we have 2 Reports Microsoft Teams User Activity Microsoft Teams Device Usage We see user activity by Activity or number of users by activity, for each user seeing: Username Last Activity Date Channel Messages […]

Skype for Business Online Cloud Connector Edition 2.1 Released with support for monitoring using Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)

Published 19/11/2017 - 2 Comments

As promised a few weeks ago on the Skype for Business blog, Cloud Connector Edition 2.1.0 is now released. If you’re set to auto-update, you should see the update soon, if you’re not set to auto update you have 60 days before you are technically out of support on CCE 2.0.x Download here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52963 Plan […]