Enable Call Park for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft have released Call Park for Microsoft Teams. This feature allows the recipient to place the call in a special kind of holding pattern. As the name suggests, this is more like parking your car. You choose a space, park it, go about your business, come back to the space, pick your car up. Except… Read More

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End The Working From Home vs Office Debate. It is Pointless!

For what seems to be an eternity, we in IT seem to be transfixed by the “Working from Home” is better than “Working from the Office” debate. We have argued over and over like politicians in the House of Commons over Brexit. The simple truth is, it’s a pointless argument that yields no actual result.… Read More

Once upon a Time In Microsoft there was Teams, Yammer and Kaizala

Once upon a time there was a group of people sitting together at a canteen table eating their lunch. Not a word was spoken, until one of them looked up from their phone and noticed that the person sitting next to them was using a blue app to message someone. They look at the person… Read More

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

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

SMS Gateway for Under £73 with Raspberry Pi

Thanks to Greig Sheridan (@greiginsydney) I now feel pressured into posting my latest home project. I am working on a mobile app that will be released very soon, the details of which I cannot share right now, but safe to say it involves sending an SMS or two as part of its functions. When researching… Read More