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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, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

Cisco Spark vs Microsoft Teams, The Podcast Debate

Published 13/04/2018 - 1 Comment

I’ve been having fun doing a regular Microsoft Teams Monthly podcast with Patrick Watson at UC Today. You can find it on Apple or Android Podcasts apps, or the RSS feed is: https://www.buzzsprout.com/167923.rss We usually do a monthly catch up of all the news, so you can get up to speed with all the months […]

Microsoft End of Life 3rd Party PSTN Audio Conferencing (ACP) for Skype for Business Online April 1, 2019

Published 04/04/2018 - 0 Comments

At the same time as Microsoft seem to be getting more friendly with Telco’s providing user phone services for SfB Online and Microsoft Teams (ThinkTel and Telstra), they have decided to End of Life 3rd parties providing PSTN dial-in conferencing numbers/services for Skype for Business Online on April 1, 2019. This service is called ACP, […]

Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 billion

Published 28/03/2018 - 0 Comments

Exciting news in the Unified Communications space, Plantronics and Polycom today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Plantronics will acquire Polycom in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2.0 billion From: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/03/28/1454525/0/en/Plantronics-to-Acquire-Polycom-for-2-billion.html Accelerates and expands Plantronics vision and market opportunity to be the preferred communications and collaboration touch point […]

Microsoft MSI Installers now available for Microsoft Teams

Published 28/03/2018 - 2 Comments

A big ask from some customers, Microsoft has now provided MSI files (both 32-bit and 64-bit) for admins to leverage during bulk deployment of Microsoft Teams to select users or machines. This will mainly be used for customers running software distribution products like System Center Configuration Manager. 32-bit http://aka.ms/teams32bitmsi 64-bit http://aka.ms/teams64bitmsi The Teams MSI will […]

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at European Collaboration Summit, Mainz, Germany May 29th

Published 26/03/2018 - 0 Comments

I’m really excited to be speaking at the European Collaboration Summit (ECS) in Mainz, Germany May 28th–30th. ECS 2018 features: 62 MVP Speakers, 10 Microsoft corporate speakers, 14 Microsoft Certified Masters and 7 Microsoft regional directors. The speaker line up is really great: http://www.collabsummit.eu/speakers/ My session is: MICROSOFT TEAMS, THE FUTURE OF COLLABORATION IN OFFICE […]