Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Online Back-end Provisioning Monitor Script

Working in the Cloud should be fast. But sometimes you just got to wait it out. One of the biggest pain points for me is the lag between licensing a user in Office 365 and Skype for Business Online to complete its back-end provisioning so I can actually start assigning Continue Reading

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Skype for Business Address Book Failed in Resource Forest

I never thought I would be blogging about Skype for Business in 2019…. Oh Well! 🙂 I was contacted by a friend who had deployed an Audiocodes CloudBond appliance to one of their customers. They were experiencing issues with users not being able to search the address book service in Continue Reading

The Cloud Leads the Way to Disable TLS 1.0/1.1–Goodbye Lync Phone Edition

Microsoft announced that they will be turning off TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption on Office 365 on 31st October 2018. This should not come as a shock surprise to anyone after the POODLE and BEAST vulnerabilities exposed throughout 2011 and 2014. But what does that mean for you and your Continue Reading

Don’t Waste Your Money on BYOSBC to Microsoft Teams

At a breakout session in Ignite 2017, Microsoft made reference to a new method of connecting OPCH PSTN to Office 365 which was in development. The current standard offering for OPCH to Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX is Cloud Connector Edition (CCE). CCE is an on-premises hardware appliance (I Continue Reading

Plan to Move Your Skype for Business Workload to Microsoft Teams

Now that Ignite is coming to an end and all the hearsay has turned into fact, I wanted to gather my thoughts and formulate an opinion and recommendation on the impacts of what’s been announced. Microsoft’s announcement to concentrate on Microsoft Teams as the cloud offering as the unified communications Continue Reading

Polycom RPRM Phone Provisioning Demo with Skype for Business

I have been testing Polycom’s Real Presence Resource Manager, RPRM for short phone provisioning solution for the last few days. I thought I would share with you a demo of the experience. Historically, if you wanted to provision VVX phones for your Skype for Business voice deployment you had 2 Continue Reading

Secure Your Meetings Now–No More Excuses!

In Skype for Business you can choose from two meeting creation types, secure or dedicated meeting space. During my time on deployments I always recommend and try to steer customers down the secure route as it avoids a multitude of situations around conference bleeding. Imagine having a conversation with management Continue Reading