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Current Surface Hub Options for Skype for Business Online & Teams

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The Microsoft Surface Hub has been a popular choice for a next generation collaboration device for Skype for Business & Teams with it’s immersive and feature rich meeting experiences.  As organizations migrate to the cloud and look to upgrade their collaboration devices, this quick post addresses a common question -  does the shipping . . . → Read More: Current Surface Hub Options for Skype for Business Online & Teams

5 Things to Know about the new Skype for Business Online & Teams Admin Center

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April 5th, 2018 Update:  Microsoft has made an official announcement of the new Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center here: Announcing the new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center.

At Ignite 2017 we first learned of Microsoft’s plan to deliver a new Office 365 Admin Center that unifies the management experience for . . . → Read More: 5 Things to Know about the new Skype for Business Online & Teams Admin Center

Yammer Integration with Skype for Business Online

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Skype for Business Online integration directly within the Yammer web client rolled-out in the latter half of 2017. As more organizations adopt Skype for Business Online, Yammer users are leveraging this integration.

This post summarizes the features available, and more importantly, two common issues and how to resolve them.

Feature Recap

At a high . . . → Read More: Yammer Integration with Skype for Business Online

Office 365 Usage Location and Skype for Business Online

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Questions often arise in Skype for Business Online (SfBO) administration regarding the a user’s registered “location”.  In the SfBO admin center we see it as the location field in the user listing as shown here:

This subtle setting is important for the voice Phone System calling plan (PSTN) service configuration in SfBO because . . . → Read More: Office 365 Usage Location and Skype for Business Online

Tips for Transitioning from Skype for Business Hybrid to Pure Online

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As Office 365 adoption grows, more Skype for Business (SfB) hybrid deployments are being transitioned to pure online after all of the users have been migrated to online. While some steps in this final transition process are well documented, such as the decommissioning of the SfB on-premises servers, other steps are poorly documented.

This . . . → Read More: Tips for Transitioning from Skype for Business Hybrid to Pure Online

5 Tips for Skype for Business Modern Authentication Scenarios

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The world is adopting multi-factor authentication, and Microsoft is rapidly adding support in their server, services, and clients to support it. Microsoft’s name for multi-factor support is Modern Authentication (MA) and support has been added for Skype for Business Server (SfB), Exchange Server, and more recently, the equivalent online cloud services (Exchange Online and . . . → Read More: 5 Tips for Skype for Business Modern Authentication Scenarios

Use Skype for Business Online Audio Conferencing in Teams

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A quick blog post to let folks know about an audio conferencing capability in Skype for Business Online (SfBO) that can be leveraged in Microsoft Teams – the ability to use (re-use) your Audio Conferencing configuration.

For example, I am configured for SfBO Audio Conferencing with a bridge number, etc.. in the SfBO Admin Center . . . → Read More: Use Skype for Business Online Audio Conferencing in Teams

Skype for Business Online Coexistence with Exchange On-Premises

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As Skype for Business Online gains adoption, there are more questions regarding feature support with Exchange On-Premises and pure Skype for Business Online (not hybrid). Specifically, what integrated features are supported and what limitations exist? This article provides a summary of what to expect in this scenario.

For starters, Exchange Server 2016/2013/2010 on-premises and . . . → Read More: Skype for Business Online Coexistence with Exchange On-Premises

The Skinny on Skype for Business and Teams

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As expected, at Ignite, Microsoft announced their plans around Skype for Business (SfB) and Teams at this session: https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/56548.

Here is what you need to know:

Skype for Business Server will continue and evolve stand-alone product. Brand new refresh of main stream support expected in Q4 of 2018 Will also refresh the SfB client . . . → Read More: The Skinny on Skype for Business and Teams

Skype for Business Online PowerShell Throttling Limits

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As many ITPro’s have found out through remote PowerShell scripting against Exchange Online, there are limits. 

The same holds true for Skype for Business Online when using the Skype for Business Online Windows PowerShell Module. These are often an issue when scripting across thousands of objects.  For example, applying a SfBO policy to . . . → Read More: Skype for Business Online PowerShell Throttling Limits