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Introducing Microsoft Teams

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This blog post isn’t specifically about Skype for Business but rather a newly released Microsoft Office 365 Team Collaboration application that has many similar Skype for Business collaboration features, and integrates with Skype for Business Online.

What is Microsoft Teams?

A new Office 365 Team Collaboration Experience (e.g. new Office 365 application) . . . → Read More: Introducing Microsoft Teams

Key Skype for Business Online Policy Settings

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As I work more with enterprises adopting Skype for Business (SfB) Online in Office 365, many questions arise about setting user policies which govern which features which compliance, security, and resource usage.

There are many policies (about 12 that applicable to individual SfB Online users), and each type of policy can have many settings . . . → Read More: Key Skype for Business Online Policy Settings

Demystifying a User Compliance setting in Skype for Business Online

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I recently had to figure out a Skype for Business (SfB) Online user settings in the O365 Admin Center that was poorly understood – the user setting “For compliance, turn off non-archived features” as shown here:

The purpose of this setting is to allow Administrators to turn off SfB online communication features . . . → Read More: Demystifying a User Compliance setting in Skype for Business Online

The New Skype for Business iOS App 101 & Key Tips

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It’s been 2 weeks since Microsoft released the new Skype for Business iOS app (https://blogs.office.com/2015/10/14/skype-for-business-ios-app-now-available/). This article answers common questions, summarizes the important points you need to know, and includes some tips to get the most out of it.

Basics you Should Know This is a one-way upgrade from the Lync 2013 iOS application.  . . . → Read More: The New Skype for Business iOS App 101 & Key Tips

The Skype for Business Client UI Controller Script

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As you are probably aware, Microsoft rolled-out the new Skype for Business client as an Office 2013 in the form of 2 update for the Lync 2013 client (KB2889853 and KB2889923). Just apply the latest Office Professional Plus 2013 updates, and you will get the Skype for Business client update.

Most of you are . . . → Read More: The Skype for Business Client UI Controller Script

The Skype for Business Client–What you Need to Know

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The past few weeks have been a flurry of activity on the Skype for Business front. If you’ve been busy like me, this post will tell you just what you need to know, clear up some confusion, and get you started with the new Skype for Business client.

A Technical Preview of the . . . → Read More: The Skype for Business Client–What you Need to Know

What has InsideLync Been Up To?

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Several folks have noticed it’s been a bit quiet on InsideLync over the summer months!

I took a brief hiatus from posting on my personal blog and tried my hand at writing some Lync articles for various publications – mostly centered . . . → Read More: What has InsideLync Been Up To?

Configuring Simultaneous Ring with Mitel Communications Director (MCD) and Microsoft Lync Server 2013

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The last InsideLync blog article provided a guide to establishing Direct SIP integration between Mitel Communications Director (MCD) and Microsoft Lync Server 2013.

Once direct SIP has been established, users will likely benefit from simultaneous ring (“SimRing”) integration. SimRing in this scenario means that when a Mitel phone extension is called the call will . . . → Read More: Configuring Simultaneous Ring with Mitel Communications Director (MCD) and Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Microsoft Lync MVP Award for 2013

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Earlier this week I was given an nice Canada Day present on our nation’s holiday – I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Lync in 2013 for the 4th year in a row.

I am grateful and honored to be recognized for my on-going contributions in the Lync and . . . → Read More: Microsoft Lync MVP Award for 2013

A Lync Administrator Access Refresher

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Much of what is in this post is already documented in various places, but I have had to search for it enough times to warrant a concise reference. Specifically this post summarizes:

What Built-In Lync Administrator Roles Exist? How do I Determine who has Lync Administrator Access? How do I Remove or Add a . . . → Read More: A Lync Administrator Access Refresher