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Office 365 and Azure now available from U.K. datacenters

Published 07/09/2016 - 1 Comment

     Particularly of interest to UK customers with particular regulation, such as banking, government, public sector and healthcare. Azure and O365 services are now available from UK DC’s based in London, Cardiff and Durham. Azure now offers customers 28 regions — available today — with six more coming soon for a total of 34, […]

Setting your Office Click-to-Run Deployment Channel at Install with the Office Deployment Tool

Published 08/02/2016 - 0 Comments

With Office 365, users can install Office Applications direct from the website simply be signing in. To customise a Click-to-Run for Office 365 installation, administrators run the Office Deployment Tool and provide a custom Configuration.xml configuration file. The Office Deployment Tool performs the tasks that are specified by using the optional properties in the configuration […]

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: http://tomtalks.uk/2017/01/set-officechannel-set-office-click-run-channel-powershell/ ########## 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 […]

Skype for Business Terminology and Definitions

Published 07/12/2015 - 1 Comment

There is a lot of jargon thrown around in Skype for Business and UC. This page is an attempt to define some key terms Skype for Business – The marketing name for the product for the Microsoft Unified Communications Platform, previously called Live Communications Server (LCS), then Office Communications Server (OCS), then Lync (who doesn’t […]