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Office 365 and Azure now available from U.K. datacenters

Published 07/09/2016 - 1 Comment

     Particularly of interest to UK customers with particular regulation, such as banking, government, public sector and healthcare. Azure and O365 services are now available from UK DC’s based in London, Cardiff and Durham. Azure now offers customers 28 regions — available today — with six more coming soon for a total of 34, […]

Skype Operations Framework Overview and First Cloud PBX and PSTN Conferencing Offer Documents Released

Published 15/07/2016 - 0 Comments

Hot off the heels of the Skype Operations Framework WPC announcement; Microsoft have released a document overview and the first “offer” documents, “Cloud PBX and PSTN Conferencing Get Deployed”. What is an SOF “Offer”? SOF offers are aligned to customer outcomes and bring together activities, with tools and assets, and recommended practical delivery guidance to […]

Set your Office 2016 Update Channel with Registry Key or Group Policy

Published 05/01/2016 - 21 Comments

Update: for a quick way to do this with PowerShell see: http://tomtalks.uk/2017/01/set-officechannel-set-office-click-run-channel-powershell/ ########## As discussed in this post, Understanding Office Click-to-Run, Branches, MSI and Skype for Business Client Versions, Office 2016 Click to Run is released in 5 “Channels” (previously branches) 2 for normal users: Current Channel (previously called Current) (Current) Deferred Channel (previously Current Branch […]

Understanding Office Click-to-Run, Channels and MSI

Published 20/12/2015 - 10 Comments

When you are deploying or supporting Skype for Business, client support and patching is a key, and there are quite a few client types/versions you could come across. Here are the main client variants/versions: Windows Clients Lync 2010 (14.x Office 2010 SP2 –  mainstream support ends October 13, 2015, extended support October 13, 2020) Office […]