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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 - 5 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 […]

Citrix Plan HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Teams, providing audio video and sharing support in VDI

Published 22/07/2018 - 4 Comments

  Thanks to Lyndon-Jon Martin, Lead Workspace Field SE at Citrix,  for highlighting this to me on LinkedIn.  Fernando Klurfan, Principal Product Manager Citrix wrote a blog giving an update on Citrix’s support strategy for Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams in VDI Today (July 2018) Today, you can run Teams in a VDI environment, but you […]

Microsoft Teams Free Version, What’s included, What’s not?

Published 12/07/2018 - 1 Comment

200,000 businesses across 181 markets now use Microsoft Teams. To drive further adoption and further compete with solutions like slack that have a popular free tier, today Microsoft added a free version to Teams. The free version includes the following for up to 300 people: Unlimited chat messages and search. Built-in audio and video calling […]

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