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Microsoft Acquires Communication Startup Talko, Plan to Integrate Tech into Skype

Published 21/12/2015 - 0 Comments

Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President Skype announced today that Microsoft has acquired Ray Ozzie’s team communication startup Talko, maker of an innovative mobile app for on-the-go business communications. “As part of the agreement, Talko employees will join the Skype team. Together, the new technology and talent will help us deliver great new features and […]

Office 2016 Skype for Business GPO Settings

Published 20/12/2015 - 9 Comments

Group Policy is falling out of fashion these days, with more settings being defined in-band which is easier for Office 365 and non-domain joined machines, however Office 2016 does still have some Skype for Business GPO settings: You can download the templates here: Office 2016 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool Once installed […]

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 […]

Skype for Business Terminology and Definitions

Published 07/12/2015 - 1 Comment

There is a lot of jargon thrown around in Skype for Business and UC. This page is an attempt to define some key terms Skype for Business – The marketing name for the product for the Microsoft Unified Communications Platform, previously called Live Communications Server (LCS), then Office Communications Server (OCS), then Lync (who doesn’t […]