Posts Tagged ‘unified communications’

A Day in the Life of an Office 365 User

Office 365 comprises of a lot of services and features which can be overwhelming for an end user. More often than not, we hear concerns from organizations and individual users of how roll out of new products and technologies fail. I do not see this as a technology problem, rather a communication and change management […]

Skype for Business Updates from Enterprise Connect

It is official – new Skype for Business Server, Client, and Online Service coming in April 2015! The announcement for the new Skype for Business products happened today during the Microsoft Keynote at Enterprise Connect. Items covered during the Keynote: Office 365 – Skype4B Online Enterprise Voice, Audio Conferencing, and PSTN Calling features being added  –  coming later this […]

Managing the Skype Client UI in Skype for Business

With Microsoft officially announcing that they will be upgrading Office365 to utilize the Skype for Business back-end, administrators will need to begin to take actions to prepare themselves and their users for the impact of this update. Note: Since Skype for Business (hereafter, S4B) hasn’t been released to GA yet, this information is still pre-release […]

Lync Server 2013 Virtualization Whitepaper Goes Public

Virtualization of Lync Server 2013 is both supported and very common, yet understanding the proper way to virtualize the system becomes a complicated conversation. The gap between high level virtualization requirements outlined by Microsoft and the more specific details virtualization experts are requiring is quite large. The conversation normally goes like this in its simplest […]

Lync Server 2013 Contributes to Perficient’s FlexJobs Award

Just recently, Perficient was named as a top 100 company for a remote job by FlexJobs. (Read About It) Being I work from home (as most people do in my field), I definitely felt Perficient was well deserving of this award. Although the FlexJobs criteria didn’t ask “what kind of tools do Perficient employees use […]

Configuring Quality of Service for Lync Online

In my previous post, I covered the importance of QoS for Lync Online. In this article we will cover how to configure these QoS settings for Windows-based workstations using Group Policy. We will also review a few ways how to verify that your QoS GPO settings have taken affect properly on a workstation. *Note – These QoS […]

Integrating Lync with Your Avaya Environment – Webinar Recap

For CIOs looking to improve communication and collaboration while reducing costs, Unified Communications is top of mind. Fortunately, Microsoft Lync integrates with a large percentage of existing voice systems, including Avaya. Last week, we held our last Lync focused webinar of the year on Best Practices for Integrating Lync with Your Avaya Environment. Keenan Crockett […]

Lync Online – The Importance of Quality of Service

One of the main topics that often surrounds the Office 365 Lync Online solution is how to provide the best Lync experience for end users. Since Lync Online is hosted in the cloud, Lync Online users rely heavily on their Internet connection for the majority of their experience. There are a number of areas to […]

Upcoming Webinar: Integrate Lync with Your Avaya Environment

As part of the Lync 2013 integrated communications platform, Enterprise Voice, an enterprise class VoIP solution, includes various new features to enhance deployment, operational and user experience capabilities. If you currently have an Avaya environment, and you are struggling with the question of how to make Lync work with your existing investments in telephony, you […]

Ringing in the New Year with Skype (Lync) for Business

This morning Microsoft lifted the curtains to finally unveil what everyone knew was inevitable; Lync Server now becomes “Skype for Business”. This is actually the second go around for the “Skype for Business” name, prior to the Microsoft acquisition Skype tried to enter the “Business” realm with a business offering…yeah, that didn’t work out to […]

Webinar Recap: Planning for a Lync Deployment on a Global Scale

I’ve mentioned before that here at Perficient, we are big fans of Microsoft Lync, and we use it for everything from conferencing to PBX functionality. I’m fortunate to work with a talented team of Lync experts who make the experience for me, as an end user, simple and straightforward. Last week, two of our resident […]

Meet Yammer, Your Answer to Project Collaboration!

Yammer has a full range of features to help you communicate openly and expedite decision making, open new collaboration channels and breakdown email silos. Let’s start looking at our current ways of communicating with our team. A typical project is slated to begin and end with a vision and goal. In order to achieve these, […]

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