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Skype for Business Server 2019 news from Microsoft Ignite

Published 27/09/2018 - 6 Comments

If there is one thing to take away from Microsoft Ignite this year, it’s that Microsoft Teams is Microsoft’s future direction for Collaboration and Unified Communications. There were over 50 sessions around Microsoft Teams but only one on Skype for Business Server. However, there is another version of Skype for Business server that is imminently […]

Upgraded Microsoft Teams users can now join Skype for Business meetings via the SfB mobile apps as an authenticated user

Published 12/08/2018 - 0 Comments

An interesting subtle change in the upgrade process from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. I think of it more as “transition” but we’ll stick with the Microsoft “upgrade” terminology to keep it simple. Previously, when a user account was fully moved to Microsoft Teams, it was blocked from signing in to Skype for Business […]

Skype for Business Server 2019 Public Preview, What’s New, What’s Gone?

Published 24/07/2018 - 6 Comments

Good news, Skype for Business Server 2019 Public Preview is here. The final generally available release is due before the end of the year. This release is for lab testing, not production. Download Link: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/9/209372AB-F64F-4F04-8BDA-FBAB1C685BA3/W17_2044.76_Eval.iso Documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SkypeForBusiness/whats-new?branch=SkypeServer2019 Exchange Server 2019 public preview was also released   What are the new features? Cloud Voicemail – Have SfBS […]

Options and Considerations for Testing your Network for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams

Published 18/06/2018 - 2 Comments

Ideally, and strongly recommended by Microsoft, before deploying Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business, you should test your network to ensure it can cope with real-time media and give users a good experience. Microsoft refers to this as a “Network Readiness Assessment” and some kind of assessment is a requirement of what previously called the […]