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Cisco to Acquire Acano, My Thoughts

Published 22/11/2015 - 7 Comments

Interesting collaboration news at the end of last week. Cisco announced it’s intent to acquire Acano. Acano is a conferencing and collaboration MCU bridging and gateway solution that allows interop between various platforms, all joining the same collaboration meeting, most notably Lync/Skype for Business interop with Video endpoints like those from Cisco. It is deployable […]

Office Insider and O365 First Release Programs, Test New Builds and Features

Published 15/11/2015 - 0 Comments

Following the success of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft Office team are following the same track with an on-going program for consumer Office subscribers (Office 365 Home, Personal, and University subscribers). If you have a qualifying subscription, you can install the specific build branch here: which redirects you to the Insiders branch muxbranch=Insiders Once […]

Skype for Business Administrator Online Virtual Summit 2015

Published 13/11/2015 - 0 Comments

MVP’s Johan Delimon and Ståle Hansen are running is a virtual event for you as a Lync and Skype for Business administrators that wants to learn how the technology works and get started with some real actionable troubleshooting data from the Call Quality Methodology (CQM). All sessions will be streamed live, and you will be […]

I will be at Microsoft Future Decoded next week

Published 03/11/2015 - 0 Comments

  Modality Systems are a gold sponsor and have a stand at the upcoming Microsoft Future Decoded in ExCeL London, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November. I’ll be there on both days, if you are coming along please come over and say hello.   What is Future Decoded? Future Decoded 2015 will host 10,000 of […]

Free Skype for Business Basic Client Download

Published 29/08/2015 - 14 Comments

Update 20/12/2015: This post originally talked about the Office 2013 / Lync 2013 / 15.x Basic client that could be patched to Skype for Business 2015. Since then Office 2016 / Skype for Business 2016 have been released, and there is an associated Skype for Business 2016 Basic client, it’s available for download here or multiple languages […]

Skype for Business, SDN Interface 2.2 Released

Published 08/07/2015 - 5 Comments

The Microsoft Skype for Business SDN Interface provides a subscription-based interface for network controllers or network management systems to receive call and quality data to monitor and analyze network traffic in order to optimize the Skype for Business media stream quality. Grab the download here: Check out the qualified Consumers of the API here: […]

Skype for Business for Windows Phone Arrives as an Upgrade to Lync 2013 Client

Published 06/07/2015 - 4 Comments

Over the last 2 weeks or so, when you launched Lync 2013 on Windows Phone you got this message: Pointing you off to this blog post: Basically the post says, if you were using the Lync 2013 client on windows phone, whatever backend you have, you will be upgraded to the Skype for Business […]