Evaluating Cloud Video Interop (CVI) Architectures with Microsoft Teams

If you’re like me then getting your hands on video conferencing scenarios is like your nan’s birthday. It comes around once a year and you spend two months trying to figure out what to get for a present. I am not ashamed to state that video is not my strong point especially where interoperability is,… Read More

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Microsoft Teams CoExistence & Interop With Skype for Business

If you are thinking of introducing Microsoft Teams into your organization and you are currently using Skype for Business, then you will undoubtedly be wondering how these two distinctly different but similar apps interact. In this post, I hope to take a simpler approach to the Microsoft article to help explain the supported scenarios and… Read More

Skype for Business 2019 Now GA WHEY!

So without much fan fare or fuss, Microsoft’s latest version of Skype for Business Server officially entered General Availability this week. Yes 2019 is officially launched alongside Office 2019, Exchange Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019. It was somewhat of a damp squib event with very little song or dance on the twittiverse from both… Read More

Microsoft Teams – Direct Routing High Availability

There are lots of guides on the Internet of how to configure Direct Routing with Microsoft Teams. However, whilst these are extremely useful for those looking to implement this technology, you may be looking for a little bit more information on how to extend this into a highly available and resilient solution for your telephony… Read More

Clear the Microsoft Teams Client Cache

Microsoft Teams cache behaviour is a lot to be desired if I am honest. One thing for sure is that if you are deploying Teams you’ll quickly find that your admin controlled policy settings take a random amount of time to come into effect on the target machines. Unlike Skype for Business Online where in-band… Read More

Microsoft Teams, STUN, TURN and NAT – Get Your Media Right

If you have used VoIP over internet solutions in the past then this will be no surprise. However, if you are new to Microsoft Teams with little or no UC heritage, then this post may be of value to you. Even though Teams uses its own protocols over https to communicate, underneath the bonnet of… Read More

Changing the Display Name Format In Microsoft Teams From Last, First to First, Last

In Microsoft Teams, the name of your internal contacts is displayed in the format found in the displayName field in Azure AD. For some organizations this is never an issue. However, some larger and older organizations still use the Last name, First name as their display name format. This format dates back to some perceived… Read More

Microsoft Teams Prevent Automatic Startup

Today I was asked whether it is possible to stop the Teams desktop client from automatically loading on start-up once deployed to a user. The reason we have to consider this is because IT need to control the deployment of the application and therefore we all know that deployment success rates are hard to achieve… Read More

Microsoft Teams Is Not A Chainsaw!

OK, so you’re probably wondering what the title is all about? I do have a point let me explain… Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams. It seems that Microsoft Teams is everywhere at the moment, in all internet literature. Look how productive I am with Microsoft Teams, Look how I only look at my email… Read More