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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Preparing for TLS 1.0/1.1 Deprecation and Why You Should Care

As you may have heard through the grape vine, TLS 1.0/1.1 will be deprecated starting October 31st, 2018. So what does that mean and why should you care? In this article we’ll discuss what this means for users of Lync/Skype for Business on-premises and Skype for Business Online and why TLS 1.2 will be mandatory going […]

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Migration to Skype for Business Server 2019 – Phase 7 (part 7)

Welcome back! Or if you’re new, then welcome! In yesterday’s blog we discussed Phase 6 which included moving from a pilot to a production deployment. Today we work on sealing the deal by going over our post-migration tasks. The list of tasks is pretty extensive but we’ll be sure to cover each one in detail […]

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Migration to Skype for Business Server 2019 – Phase 6 (part 6)

Hello again! Welcome back to Phase 6 of 8 in our migration to Skype for Business Server 2019. Last time we added the Edge Server role to our deployment. In this blog we’ll be making the big move from pilot to production! Don’t be scared though, because we’ll be discussing everything you’ll need to set […]

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Migration to Skype for Business Server 2019 – Phase 1 (part 1)

Skype for Business Server 2019 was recently released for preview on 7/24/18. With this release comes a plethora of information on what is included in this revision, what changes were made, and possibly the most important thing, how to migrate from Lync Server 2013 or Skype for Business Server 2015 to Skype for Business Server […]

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