Missing features in Skype for Business on iOS

Howdy folks, The iOS Skype for Business, formerly Lync 2013, app was released on 14th October 2015. In this new release we have seen an intuitive and familiar Skype UI, to include: Simplified dashboard and enhanced In-Call and In-Meeting experiences. Full-Screen Video, simultaneous viewing of the shard content and speaker’s video, larger buttons for meeting controls. In addition…

CloudPBX via on-premises PBX

Howdy Folks, Some interesting functionality has come out of the new Microsoft Office 365 CloudPBX with on-premises PSTN Connectivity in Skype for Business Server 2015. On 7th October 2015 Microsoft rolled out CloudPBX with on-premises PSTN Connectivity in preview with global release. I have one big concern at this moment in time–Media Bypass.  If Media Bypass is not…

ExpressRoute for Office 365

A significant change to Office 365 in the future is going to be the ability to host your Skype for Business users within Office 365 and have an ExpressRoute back to your on premise network. Why is this significant?  With the ExpressRoute we will start to be able to apply QoS, quality of service, tagging onto…

Sign up for UC Day UK

For the last 9+ months, I’ve been involved (with a few others) in helping to organize the first ever one-day conference in the UK dedicated to Microsoft Unified Communications – we call it UC Day UK. What we’re doing is simple; we’re putting on a mini MEC (Microsoft Exchange Conference) and Lync Conference for IT…

Skype for Business FAQ

Skype for Business have the first FAQ out today – Helping general members of staff with day to day issues they may occur with Skype for Business. It’s been a busy first day in blogging – hitting the ground running – https://support.office.microsoft.com/en-us/article/FAQ-for-Skype-for-Business-Lync-a5837861-21a2-4b32-a95c-6cdadbb710f6  

Skype for Business is here!

Microsoft have started pushing out Skype for Business client officially now with the April 2015 update to Office 2013. If you currently use Lync Online in Office 365, the new Skype for Business user experience will appear for you in the coming weeks. More info can be found here: http://blogs.office.com/2015/04/14/skype-for-business-is-here/        

Skype for Business 2015 Protocol Workload Poster

Microsoft have released the Skype for Business 2015 Protocol Workloads Poster. This can be obtained from : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46448 One of the big changes that Microsoft alerted me on was the use of 443 to the edge from the Front End.  Historically this was done via 4443. Another thing that has just gained my attention is…