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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.

Microsoft Teams Guest Access Chrome Web Apps

Published 15/11/2017 - 0 Comments

  TLDR; I created a little tool to make a Chrome Web App for each of your Guest Microsoft Teams, so you can have multiple Guest Teams running side by side with their own dedicated chrome web app instance. You can get the PowerShell script here. Windows client on the right, Microsoft Teams Guest Access […]

Sonus, Microsoft Certified SBC provider, merges with Genband and renamed Ribbon Communications

Published 30/10/2017 - 1 Comment

Interesting news today, Sonus, best known in our world as one of the leading providers of certified gateways/session border controllers for Skype for Business, has announced completion a merger with Genband. Genband is more in the carrier space so don’t conflict too much with Sonus, especially not in the enterprise space. From what I’ve heard […]

Microsoft Roadmap for bringing Skype for Business Abilities to Microsoft Teams

Published 27/10/2017 - 3 Comments

At Ignite, Microsoft announced their intent for Microsoft Teams to be the primary client/service for Unified Communications and Collaboration in Office 365. Ultimately, Microsoft want customers to move away from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams. Skype for Business Server continues to exist with a new version next year. This week Microsoft released a […]

Approaches to Testing Your Network for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams

Published 24/10/2017 - 0 Comments

Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams send voice, video and sharing over a network, both your internal LAN and WAN and the internet depending on the call/conference scenario. To ensure good performance Microsoft’s Practical Guidance for Cloud Voice (previously called Skype Operations Framework) has a whole section dedicated to Network Readiness. From https://myadvisor.fasttrack.microsoft.com/CloudVoice/Guidance In the […]