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Skype For Business 2015 Services Frustration

I recently ran into a problem with a Skype for Business 2015 on-premises deployment where certain services randomly failed to start. After successfully deploying and testing the services it was time to patch the OS and reboot. This is where things became interesting. As you can see from the screen grab below there were specific […]

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April Updates – Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has recently come out with some exciting new features and functionality which makes this hub for teamwork an even more robust tool. In this article I’ll go over some of those updates that have rolled out or are in the process of rolling out over the last few weeks. April Updates for Users […]

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Skype for Business Online Advanced Network Assessment

Perficient partners with Integrated Research to deliver their UC Assessor and Path Insight detailed network and environmental analysis. UC Assessor is a cloud-based tool that is designed to work with not only Skype for Business, but many different vendors such as AudioCodes, Avaya, and Cisco. So, why conduct an advanced network assessment? Here are a […]

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New Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center Released

Well you’ve been patiently waiting and Microsoft has finally answered your prayers. The new Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center is now in the process of being rolled out across all tenants. If you notice that your tenant still only shows Skype for Business Admin center, no need to worry. Microsoft is rolling […]

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Making the Most of the Skype for Business Network Assessment Data

In my prior blog, I covered how to automate the process of running a Skype for Business Online network assessment. You can read about it here. A network assessment using the free Microsoft tool generates a CSV file which is used to record the results. You can download the assessment tool from here. We will […]

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Automating the Free Skype for Business Network Assessment Tool

My colleague Jeff Brown has already covered the reason for running a network assessment. He also covered how to run the assessment. I’d now like to show you how you can automate the process and scale it so that you can collect data from multiple end-points, or even sites. You can read more about Jeff’s […]

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Where is my Teams Meeting add-in for Outlook?

So you’ve installed the Teams desktop app and you’re ready to start scheduling Teams meetings in Outlook. One problem…there is no option to make it a Teams Meeting. Well you’re not alone, because apparently this has been an issue among many Teams users. As luck would have it, there are quick fixes if you run […]

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Introducing Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Microsoft Teams is joining Skype for Business in the admin center! You may have seen the news in your tenant/online regarding the exciting news that Microsoft Teams is finally joining Skype for Business in the Admin Center. For the admins that are not fond of using PowerShell for everything, […]

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Microsoft Teams 101

So you’ve heard all the hype around the new Microsoft product called “Teams”, but you’re not exactly sure what it DOES. Worry not, this article will cover: A high level overview of Microsoft Teams Assessing readiness for Microsoft Teams Best Practices when implementing Microsoft Teams As an added note, this blog post is not a […]

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Microsoft Earns Top Honors at Enterprise Connect 2018

Enterprise Connect 2018 is wrapping up and over the past year there has been an abundance of new exciting products and services released into the world of Unified Communications. However, there can only be one winner and Microsoft has earned top honors this year for its reinvigorated intelligent communications solution called Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams […]

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