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Microsoft Teams – Features & Capabilities Roadmap Released

During Ignite 2017, several Microsoft representatives made comments that a features and capabilities roadmap for Microsoft Teams would be released in October. Holding true to this promise, Microsoft released the roadmap last week in this blog post in the Microsoft Tech Community. The roadmap lists what is available today and what is coming for three […]

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Having Trouble with Exchange Online Distribution List Management?

During migration from an on-premises Exchange system to Exchange Online, group management functionality is lost. A known limitation of Exchange Online prevents migrated users from managing distribution lists previously stored on premises. Our new app can help. Check out our video, and contact us to learn more!

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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 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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Skype Online – Is Microsoft Teams the Future?

It has been speculated that some type of change or re-brand of Skype for Business might be happening due to the overlapping feature set of Teams along with the upcoming Ignite session names. Today’s “glitch” only seemed to add speculation to this. In a blog post by Mary Jo Foley over at zdnet.com, she shows […]

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Microsoft 365: Deploying Office 365 ProPlus with Intune

Along with the launch of Microsoft 365, Microsoft recently announced the ability to deploy Office 365 ProPlus applications from the cloud with Intune. As Microsoft puts it, “This development marks the first step towards having simple and enterprise-ready ProPlus deployment capabilities with Intune with more enhancements to come in the near future.” Check out this […]

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Skype for Business – How to Integrate with Exchange Server 2016

Recently I had to perform a familiar function: integrating Skype for Business with Exchange in order to allow IM and presence functionality inside of OWA (or “Outlook on the Web” as it is now known). While the process on the Skype for Business side has stayed the same, Microsoft has introduced a new way to […]

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