Posts Tagged ‘Skype for Business’

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Upgrading to Microsoft Teams: IT Admin Edition (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second blog in our upgrading to Microsoft Teams: IT Admin Edition series. If you are just joining us for the first time, I encourage you to check out the first blog in this series as it covers some important concepts for you IT admins out there! This time we’ll be discussing […]

Save the Date: It’s Time to Change How We Collaborate Using Microsoft Teams

Extra! Extra! Have you heard the news? Microsoft has announced the retirement date for Skype for Business! Yes, that means Skype will be no more come July 31, 2021. Although it may be a little sad to say farewell to Skype, it is also an exciting time to begin transitioning to the collaborative tool that […]

Upgrading to Microsoft Teams: IT Admin Edition (Part 1)

If you’ve read my previous blogs, I talked a lot about the upgrade process from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. However, this covered the overall planning process but did not cover what things would look like from an IT administrator perspective. Well, lucky for you that is what we’ll be covering in this blog! […]

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Managing Coexistence & Interop in Microsoft Teams (Part 3)

Welcome back! You’ve made it to the final blog in this series on managing coexistence and interoperability in Microsoft Teams! Last time we discussed in-tenant interop flows. This time we’ll wrap things up by discussing external access/federation and how this differs from coexistence. For those of you coming from the Skype for Business world, you […]

Managing Coexistence and Interop in Microsoft Teams (Part 2)

Welcome back! In part 1 of this blog series we covered at a high level what coexistence and interoperability between Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams involved. This time, we’ll take things a step further by looking at the technical view of interoperability scenarios you’ll need to know in order to implement this in your […]

Managing Coexistence and Interop in Microsoft Teams (Part 1)

One of the biggest concerns when switching from Skype for Business to Teams revolves around the ability for the two products to work together. However, what is often overlooked is what will be required to meet these expectations. Fear not, in this article we’ll be discussing the high level in’s and out’s for interoperability and […]

OAuth 2.0 – What will it mean for your Skype for Business Users?

Security is one of the most important aspects within Information Technology. As technology advances so do the requirements for a robust security system to prevent breaches and threats to your data. To combat this, Microsoft will be implementing Microsoft Identity Platform 2.0 which will utilize OAuth 2.0. In this article we’ll be discussing this latest […]

Piloting Microsoft Teams – Skype for Business to Teams journey

Many organizations are now trying to adopt Teams at a rapid pace. However, adopting a new product like Teams alongside Skype for Business is no easy task and can create confusion if not implemented properly. My intention with this article is to discuss how to properly pilot Teams for your organization so you can test […]

Number porting 101 – Transferring phone numbers to Microsoft

Let’s say you are thinking of moving your phone numbers to Microsoft. Great! However, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration before making this leap. In this article I’ll go over what number porting is, what challenges you may face, and what you’ll need to know to get your numbers […]

Skype for Business Server 2019 GA Released!

A couple weeks ago you may have heard through the grape vine that Skype for Business Server 2019 was released to the general public. Not only that, but all Office 2019 servers (Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, and Project) were released for commercial customers. With this release came some great additions to features and functionality […]

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What’s new in Teams – Microsoft Ignite Edition

It’s that time of the year that every Microsoft IT pro gets excited for, Microsoft Ignite! Microsoft Ignite was filled with tons of exciting news across all things Microsoft! In this article I’ll be outlining the main highlights of Ignite as described in https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Teams-Microsoft-Ignite-Edition/ba-p/252531. With that said, let’s jump right in since there is a lot […]

Migration to Skype for Business Server 2019 – Phase 8 (part 8)

Are we done so soon? Well, for me this seemed all too quick but it looks like we’re in the last phase in your migration to Skype for Business Server 2019! If you are joining us for the first time, I highly recommend you check our Phases 1-7 here, as this article won’t make much […]

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