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Sonus, Microsoft Certified SBC provider, merges with Genband and renamed Ribbon Communications

Published 30/10/2017 - 1 Comment

Interesting news today, Sonus, best known in our world as one of the leading providers of certified gateways/session border controllers for Skype for Business, has announced completion a merger with Genband. Genband is more in the carrier space so don’t conflict too much with Sonus, especially not in the enterprise space. From what I’ve heard […]

Microsoft Roadmap for bringing Skype for Business Abilities to Microsoft Teams

Published 27/10/2017 - 3 Comments

At Ignite, Microsoft announced their intent for Microsoft Teams to be the primary client/service for Unified Communications and Collaboration in Office 365. Ultimately, Microsoft want customers to move away from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams. Skype for Business Server continues to exist with a new version next year. This week Microsoft released a […]

Approaches to Testing Your Network for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams

Published 24/10/2017 - 0 Comments

Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams send voice, video and sharing over a network, both your internal LAN and WAN and the internet depending on the call/conference scenario. To ensure good performance Microsoft’s Practical Guidance for Cloud Voice (previously called Skype Operations Framework) has a whole section dedicated to Network Readiness. From https://myadvisor.fasttrack.microsoft.com/CloudVoice/Guidance In the […]

Setup Microsoft Teams for Group Collaboration Only; Turn Off Private Chat, Calling and Meetings

Published 16/10/2017 - 0 Comments

Out of the box, Microsoft Teams combines Collaboration and Unified Communications into a single interface: Collaboration – “Team”/project based: group chat, document storage, app integration with tabs, connectors and bots and audio/video/screen sharing meetings/conferences) Unified Communications – Chat (also know as private/direct messaging or “Instant Messaging”), direct Teams user to Teams user audio/video calls, and […]

Microsoft Teams will evolve as the primary Office 365 Client, replacing Skype for Business Client in Office 365 – 5 Things to Know

Published 25/09/2017 - 3 Comments

  So the news is out on the first day of Ignite, Microsoft has publically stated their intent that *over time* they intent for Microsoft Teams to replace Skype for Business in Office 365, not replacing Skype for Business Server/ On-premises scenarios. You can see the official blog post here: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/09/25/a-new-vision-for-intelligent-communications-in-office-365/ There is a full […]