Provision dial in conferencing in Office 365

Howdy all, As we continue on from where I left off earlier with PSTN Telephone number provisioning from Office 365, http://bit.ly/O365TelephoneNumbers  we now have PSTN Dial-in conferencing.  Dial-in conferencing has historically been a solution that has been hosted on premises or hosted with an existing third party provider such as PGI or BT.  This can…

UC Birmingham User Group – 10th of February

10th of February 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Birmingham, United Kingdom 6:00 – Networking 6:30 – Jason Wynn – Voice of Skype for Business – Hybrid and Cloud’ Jason Wynn will cover the two new options added as part of the E5 Suite – Voice as part of an online or hybrid configuration.…

Jabra Evolve 80 review

  Howdy folks, This week I have a review on the Jabra Evolve 80 headset.  I am in no way sponsored by Jabra and this is an independent opinion in a series of Lync product reviews I plan to publish.  Jabra is up first as the company was the first to send me the headset…

Office Web Apps on Windows 2012 R2

Howdy Folks, Once upon a time installing Office Web Apps server was a breeze.  Anyone could roll up and use Pat Richard’s script to download the ISO and prep everything to be done on the server. Now that Windows 2012 R2 has been released and Microsoft has amended the download locations, the script that Pat…

Skype for Business hybrid with OOTW

Howdy Folks, As Office 365 becomes increasingly powerful and the functionality becomes closer to what expect from an on premise configuration on Skype for Business, you need to be able to take advantage of the solutions you find online. I have read the Lync Server Cookbook by Alessio Giombini, Antonio Vargas, Fabrizio Volpe, and Lasse…

GoDaddy and Office 365

Howdy folks, Today I added a few domains to one of our Office 365 tenants that I use on a regular basis. Ashley Richardson @letscollabor8 advised me that the adding additional domain process has vastly improved.  He wasn’t kidding!  The addition of Domains from GoDaddy to Office 365 since the days of buying a new…

Skype for Business – Hybrid with little on-prem deployment

Howdy folks, This week Microsoft have announced that you will soon be able to use a hybrid deployment from Skype for Business to Microsoft Office 365 with no on-premises server deployment, well, almost.  You still require servers or virtual machines to be in place. So first things first, everyone has signed up at Http://skypepreview.com and…

Skype for Business via free Sip Trunk – Part 1

Howdy All, I’m going to create a two-part blog on the integration of Microsoft Skype for Business and Elastix PBX utilising a SipGate Basic sip trunk. Much of what you read in this could not have been accomplished as fast without the help of Mark Vale @UnifiedVale, Mark has been a massive help in Elastix…