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Office 365 – The Future of Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business

In the Episode 54 of the renamed Teams on Air broadcast (https://aka.ms/TeamsOnAirReplay), Sr. Product Marketing Manager and host Delanda Coleman along with General Manager of Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams Lori Wright recapped the news from Ignite 2017 along with a Q&A. If you’ve read my previous recap of the keynote from Ignite 2017, […]

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Office 365 Multi-Geo, Single Tenant for International Clients

I was thinking about some of the features of Office 365 that would benefit our larger customers and saw an email from a colleague about Microsoft’s Ignite session on Multi-Geo. Microsoft has been hard at work for the past few years to build out functionality in Office 365 to support regional data at rest service […]

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Skype for Business Online – Enabling MFA for PowerShell Sessions

Back in April 2017, Microsoft announced the release of support for Modern Authentication for the Skype for Business Online PowerShell Module. Adding Modern Authentication introduces new scenarios where multi-factor authentication (MFA) can be used for authenticating remote PowerShell sessions out to Skype for Business Online. Using MFA for authentication for PowerShell sessions provides another layer […]

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Skype for Business and Teams Microsoft Ignite 2017 Keynote Recap

Today at Microsoft Ignite 2017, Microsoft officially announced what was accidentally released a couple weeks ago. Microsoft Teams will become the primary unified communications (or rather, intelligent communications) platform in Office 365. Skype for Business Online will still be available for an unknown amount of time to allow organizations to make the transition to Microsoft Teams. […]

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Office 365 – Microsoft Teams and Dial In Conferencing in Preview

More and more Skype for Business functionality is making its way into Microsoft Teams. I opened my Outlook client today to create a new Microsoft Teams meeting, and, to my surprise, there is a “Join by Phone” option with a dial-in number and conference ID: It looks like Teams is using the dial-in conferencing information that […]

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Skype for Business – Upcoming Ignite 2017 Sessions to Watch

With one week to go until Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando, FL, I decided to take a look at the Skype for Business sessions to see which ones gave clues about new and upcoming features to the product. Here are the top four that I found. First, there is Real Time Communications with Network Planner. It […]

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Perficient Named in Gartner Market Guide for Migration Services

Research firm Gartner recently issued its Market Guide for Implementation and Migration Services — Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Skype Services. This guide is intended to help organizations select vendors to assist with complex migrations to Office 365 while decreasing risk. According to Gartner’s research, 86% of respondents said that they already have moved or […]

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Security in the Cloud with Office 365

Making the move to the cloud can be intimidating. There are many things to consider: What are the best practices? Who are the most knowledgeable vendors? Which is the best solution? But one consideration that should be at the forefront of all cloud migration decisions is security. Many organizations can be hesitant to make the […]

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Identity Management in Office 365

Identity and authentication management is the most crucial component of any migration to Office 365. Office 365 uses the cloud-based user authentication service Azure Active Directory to manage users and offers three identity models: cloud-only, synchronized, and federated. It is important to carefully consider which identity model to use, as well as the cost and […]

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[Guide] Building Your Modern Intranet

The digital workplace is undergoing a transformation, but company intranets are often left behind. Many organizations struggle to provide an engaging intranet experience, and many traditional intranet projects fail to meet organizational objectives. According to Gartner, “Since the emergence of the intranet in the mid-1990s, organizations have seen wave after wave of intranet failure, renewal, […]

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