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Enabling Skype for Business Users to Join a Conference via “Call Me At”

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A scenario I have come across several times and usually forget the answer to is:

What configuration does a Lync user require to be enabled for the ‘Call me at’ conference feature?  

In this post I will address that question and some common end-user challenges with using this feature.

If you are not . . . → Read More: Enabling Skype for Business Users to Join a Conference via “Call Me At”

Skype for Business Mobile Client Preview Release

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Details of the Skype for Business mobile client were announced today, along with an associated preview program here: https://blogs.office.com/2015/08/11/announcing-the-technical-preview-of-skype-for-business-apps-for-ios-and-android/. Both Skype for Business online and on-premises (Lync and Skype) can sign-up for the preview program if the mobile features are deployed today. To participate, either an IT administrator or tenant administrator nominates 4 of . . . → Read More: Skype for Business Mobile Client Preview Release

Skype for Business News

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In case you missed it, on the eve of Microsoft Ignite, the Skype for Business Server 2015 build has been officially released – the RTM version is available for download on MSDN (thanks to fellow MVP Jeff Schertz for alerting me to this):

The download is 1.4 GB. Just a reminder, it . . . → Read More: Skype for Business News

New Skype for Business Information and Training Available

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I’ve fielded a lot of questions about the next release of Microsoft Lync Server – rebranded as Skype for Business – in the last few months.  The questions have been difficult to answer because public information has been limited up to this point. Microsoft recently announced that Skype for Business Training is being rolled . . . → Read More: New Skype for Business Information and Training Available

Skype and Lync on a SMART TV

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An early Christmas present in the form of a new SMART TV (Samsung) brought visions of sugar plums dancing in my head – communicating with my Lync contacts on my couch via the built-in Skype application on my TV. While Skype in your living room on a SMART TV is old news, I was . . . → Read More: Skype and Lync on a SMART TV

A Summary of Recent Updates for Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Skype

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There has been a smattering of updates in the recent days covering Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Skype. This post summarizes all the releases and highlights what is noteworthy. The October 2013 Updates cover 5 major areas:

Lync Server 2013 Lync 2013 Mobile Client Updates Lync 2010 Client and Server Lync Phone Edition Updates . . . → Read More: A Summary of Recent Updates for Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Skype

Lync Summer 2013 Roundup

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Many folks are doing what I did this week – returning from vacation and catching up on what’s new in the world of Lync.  If you have been in-and-out this summer, this post provides a high level run down of what is new and significant in the Lync world in July and August.

Updates . . . → Read More: Lync Summer 2013 Roundup