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Microsoft Teams integration with Skype for Business

The voice/video/meeting component of Microsoft Teams is built on the next generation of Skype for Business infrastructure (which is touted to bring about the unification of the Skype consumer and Skype for Business platforms). There is a number of integration

Experiences with Cloud PBX (Skype for Business Online)

Over my years at Paradyne I had run Lync in a variety of environments – on-premises, in a datacentre, and with a couple of different hosted service providers. Being acquired by Generation-e just over a year ago allowed us to

Integrating Yammer into Microsoft Teams

One of the challenges that Microsoft Teams brought is the confusion around which communication medium and when. This is confusing for IT departments, change managers, team managers, and general users. I’ve written previously about the challenge with multiple communication modalities

Too much conversation?

A song that has stuck with me since hearing in 1993 is “Too Much Information” by Duran Duran. a The theme of the song is television pumping content and products at us with Simon Le Bon singing “it’s too much

My first month of Android

After grumbling and ranting about how different things were for the first few days I settled in to a comfort zone. (My poor wife who has been using Android for a whole few months longer than me bore the brunt

First experiences with Cortana as a scheduling assistant

Recently I signed up for the Calendar.help preview which effectively has Microsoft’s personal and productivity AI Cortana help me schedule meetings. At present when working with Office 365 there are a number of ways to schedule meetings with people outside

Quick Teams Tip: syncing files offline

When working within Microsoft Teams it brings with it a Document Library and while within the Teams interface it looks self-contained, the library actually lives within Office 365 Groups. If you post a file into the Teams conversation window that

Goodbye Windows Phone, hello Dark Side

I have left the Windows Phone platform again, and this time I suspect for the last time. In mid-2015 I attempted to leave for iPhone but very quickly (3 months) came back to Windows Phone after the release of the

But Office 365 is just the same as on-premises functionality!

Clearly the title of this blog post is incorrect, but I had to raise it as recently someone made this comment to me. Their view was that they can run Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Skype for Business Server on-premises

Simplifying profile pictures in Office 365 with Hyperfish

An important component of humanising collaboration and communication are profile pictures as they literally give a face to a name. Profile pictures are displayed in Office 365 in almost all areas where a person’s name is shown: Office 365 portal