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Ignite Session Blog: BRK3124 ‘Meetings First’ – Skype for Business on-prem customers can take advantage of Teams Meetings


This Ignite session wasn’t until the Friday, but for me, it’s one of the biggest Microsoft Teams announcements at Ignite. This unlocks a great way for a lot of existing Skype for Business Server customers to get some of the real Microsoft Teams experience and business benefits today with little change to users workflows.

In this session, Francois Doremieux, Program Manager at Microsoft and Heidi Gloudemans, Director, Product Marketing at Microsoft went over a brand new option currently in preview. An SfB server user will have their chat and voice on SfB and be able to schedule Microsoft Teams meetings with an SfB and Teams Meetings “better together” experience, optimised to work side by side.

Modality have been a TAP customer for this scenario and I think it will fit well with a number of customers

TAP customers

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to live blog the session over at Tech communities, you can check out the full session summary here:

You can also check out over 40 other session summary blogs from MVP’s here:

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.
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