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Yealink now up to 10 Skype for Business Certified IP Phones and more planned

Published 24/06/2018 - 0 Comments

  With the addition of the new CP960-Skype for Business® edition conference phone certified for Skype for Business Online and Skype for Business Server 2015. The Yealink CP960 offers: Based on Android OS Supports the SILK speech codec Yealink Noise Proof Technology 20-foot (6-meter) and 360-degree microphone pickup range 5”720×1280 multi-touch screen, modern interface Calendar, […]

Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub (Preview) on Windows Insider Program

Published 24/06/2018 - 0 Comments

Exciting news for Surface Hub/Teams users, Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub is now in Preview, available for those with devices on the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub has full Teams calling and meeting capabilities, including one-touch join and up to four incoming video streams—all with side-by-side compatibility with Skype for Business. I […]

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 […]

Is your network provider peered with Microsoft?

Published 04/06/2018 - 0 Comments

A key Microsoft recommendation for Office 365 performance is to get from your user to their network as quickly as possible. So in most scenarios, you ideally want local site internet breakout and that internet provider should be peered with Microsoft so that you have very few hops before your jump onto Microsoft’s network and […]

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