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Skype for Business Integration will come to Yammer

Published 02/02/2016 - 1 Comment

  Often in the Microsoft world we wonder why there are competing options to do the same thing, for example Skype for Business, Yammer Now and Send, all around the concept of quick/instant messaging. Along with the news today that Yammer will be auto activated for all eligible O365 tenants (previously you had to go […]

HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 2.0 for Skype for Business on Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop VDI

Published 28/01/2016 - 13 Comments

Citrix and Microsoft recently revealed they have been working together on the Citrix 2.0 release of the XenApp/XenDesktop HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Skype for Business, which is now generally available. Before this point, there were two options for Lync and VDI, the Microsoft Lync VDI Plugin and the HDX RealTime Optimization Pack 1.x […]

Skype for Business Pricing and Licensing

Published 10/01/2016 - 7 Comments

I’m neither a pricing or licencing expert, and licencing seems to be equal parts logic and black magic, but here is a brief explanation of my understanding of how Licencing woks for Skype for Business. All prices quoted are default list and likely to change a little depending on vertical/region/quantity/licencing model etc. Do not take […]

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: ########## 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 […]