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Introducing the Microsoft Skype Operations Framework (SOF)

Published 12/07/2016 - 0 Comments

WPC (the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference) is this week, where Microsoft and it’s partners get together to talk about the last and coming year both regarding technology and sales. One of the big pieces of news in the Skype space is Microsoft launching the Skype Operations Framework. Modality Systems are pleased to be one of […]

Microsoft .NET Security Update MS16-065 Breaks Lync Server 2010/2013, Skype for Business Server Conferencing

Published 19/05/2016 - 5 Comments

Breaking news that Security Update for .NET Framework (3156757) rated Important breaks internal conferencing for Lync Server 2010, 2013 and Skype for Business users. The following are known modalities affected by this issue: Whiteboards Uploading PowerPoint Presentations Sharing Notes Polls Q&A The error messages that users may receive when this problem occurs include the following: […]

Mitel Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Polycom

Published 15/04/2016 - 1 Comment

News is just breaking, so not a lot of detail yet on the specifics. At least Mitel have generally been playing nicely with Skype for Business, so that’s encouraging. Transaction valued at approximately $1.96 billion Polycom brand to be retained It remains business as usual and both companies will operate as separate entities until the […]

Setting your Office Click-to-Run Deployment Channel at Install with the Office Deployment Tool

Published 08/02/2016 - 0 Comments

With Office 365, users can install Office Applications direct from the website simply be signing in. To customise a Click-to-Run for Office 365 installation, administrators run the Office Deployment Tool and provide a custom Configuration.xml configuration file. The Office Deployment Tool performs the tasks that are specified by using the optional properties in the configuration […]

Skype for Business Online Voice Quality Service Level Agreements Published

Published 07/02/2016 - 1 Comment

Thanks to Jamie Stark for the heads up, Microsoft have updated their Service Level Agreement for Microsoft Online Services document to include Skype for Business Online, PSTN Conferencing and PSTN calling. You can download the document here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Licensing/product-licensing/products.aspx Three SLA’s can be found in the document (at time of writing)   Skype for Business Online […]