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Skype Online – How to Run a Network Assessment

In my last blog post, I discussed why a network assessment is needed when moving to Skype for Business Online. This time I’m going to walk through a quick example using the network assessment tool provided by Microsoft and see if my home network meets the requirements (just an example, this tool is meant for […]

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Skype Online – Why You Need a Network Assessment

Shifting workloads to the cloud places a bigger emphasis on having a high-quality network to the Internet, and Skype for Business Online is no exception. Skype for Business Online utilizes multiple real-time media types, such as audio, video, and application sharing. The quality and user experience of these modalities will be impacted not only by […]

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Skype Online Dial Plans Available in Preview

When Skype Online was first introduced, it had its limitations, particularly around policies and customization. From an administrative point of view, you were locked down to being able to use only predefined policies. As Cloud PBX and PSTN calling was introduced, these administrative limitations extended to dial plans. Dial plans contain normalization rules that can […]

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New Skype for Business Client Released for macOS!

Great news for enterprise Mac users – this week, out of Redmond: the new Skype for Business client for macOS has been released and is available for download! If you’re a business Mac user (or if you support Mac users), and currently use Lync Server, Skype for Business Server, or Skype for Business Online as […]

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Say “Goodbye” to !UNINVITED! Attendees in Skype for Business

I wanted to highlight some welcome news about the Skype for Business Online PSTN conferencing service that was announced late this summer, and discussed in greater detail during several of the deep-dive sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2016 this past week in Atlanta, GA.  In short, the PSTN conferencing service is getting even better, more flexible, […]

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New Skype for Business Online Functionality Announced at Ignite

There’s a wealth of exciting information being presented at Ignite 2016 – news about emerging Skype for Business Online features is no exception!  Corporate VP Gurdeep Pall addressed attendees during Monday’s Skype for Business keynote, discussing a number of coming advancements in the Microsoft unified communications space including the newly designed Skype for Business client […]

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Skype Operations Framework: Learn More at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite is next week, and I invite you to stop by booth #2132 to say hello! As a Skype for Business Launch Partner for new meetings and voice services in Office 365, Perficient’s experts will be available at the booth to discuss our approach and experience transitioning global organizations to Skype for Business. By […]

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Connecting Healthcare with Skype for Business

In the United States alone, experts estimate that the physician shortage will reach 130,000 by 2018. Worldwide, 1.3 billion people do not currently have sufficient access to healthcare services. But the advancement of telehealth technology is breaking down barriers around the world, and can reduce rising medical costs as a result. Microsoft’s Skype for Business […]

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Maximize Your Office 365 Investment – 5 Tools to Use Today

More than 50 million business users leverage Office 365. However, many enterprises simply implement Exchange and stop there. Office 365 has so much more to offer! This guide takes a look at five key features that you may be overlooking: 1. Skype for Business: Users across the globe can come together to collaborate on projects, […]

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Skype for Business: Meeting Broadcast Experience

If your organization is using Office Communicator and/or offers cell phone allowance, now is likely an opportune time to reevaluate. Here’s insight on just a few Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync) features that we will see in the near future. These features will enhance your webinars, demos, and team meetings. “…as meetings grow […]

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