Category Archives: Skype for Business

Meetings First with Microsoft Teams

First published May 29th 2019 here Unless you’ve been hiding away from the world for the last couple of years, chances are you’ve heard about all the goodness that is Microsoft Teams. You may also be aware that, on a long enough time frame, Skype for Business Online will eventually be deprecated, with Microsoft Teams becoming the […]
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Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Now Generally Available

In an earlier post, I covered off on the configuration of Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams when using a Ribbon SBC Edge appliance. At that time, the service had just entered public preview and was not quite ready for production deployment. With last week’s announcement, this is no longer the case: Direct Routing for Microsoft […]
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Still Using Lync Phone Edition Devices? Read This

UPDATE: Microsoft have changed their stance on support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 within Office 365 post October 31st 2018. From this date, TLS 1.0/1.1 will not be supported, but devices still using these will not be blocked from connecting to Office 365. Read more about it here. Ahhhh fond memories. I recall with much joy […]
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Configure Direct Trunking to Microsoft Teams with Ribbon SBC Edge

As per this HUGE announcement, Microsoft Phone System Direct Routing is now available! What does this mean? In essence, this means that it is now possible to configure a SIP Trunk directly from a supported on-premises Session Border Controller (SBC) to Microsoft Teams via the internet. Microsoft’s Enterprise Voice Strategy for the Cloud To understand […]
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Telstra Calling for Office 365 Has Landed

Exciting news is at hand. Telstra and Microsoft have today announced Telstra Calling for Office 365! What does this mean? Unlike other global regions such as the US and UK, if PSTN calling was desired for use with Cloud Based Skype for Business Online users, you had two choices: On-Premises PSTN breakout via Hybrid Skype […]
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Microsoft Announces Skype for Business Server 2019

It’s day 2 at Microsoft Ignite Orlando, and we’ve had the announcement many of us in the industry have been waiting for: Skype for Business Server 2019 will be released towards the end of 2018. What does this mean? After yesterday’s announcement, many were wondering what this meant for on-premises Skype for Business deployments. There’s […]
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Microsoft Teams to Replace Skype for Business… Sorta

News out of Microsoft Ignite Orlando this morning: Microsoft Teams is set to replace Skype for Business as the primary collaboration/teamwork platform – eventually. This came as no surprise to many, given the slip up that occurred last month. Rest assured that this change will not be forced onto end users, and, for the time […]
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Change to Extension Manipulation with Sonus SBC Edge v6.1.3 (SBC1000/2000)

Last week, Sonus released software version 6.1.3 build 474 for their SBC Edge 1000/2000 session border controllers. Whilst I don’t usually rush out and deploy fresh out of the oven updates, in this case there was a pressing requirement for any Sonus CloudLink appliances that were soon to be updating to Microsoft Cloud Connector Edition […]
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Skype for Business: Cloud PBX Tenant Dial Plans Have Landed

Within the on-premises world, dial plans have been around for quite some time, and not just within OCS/Lync/Skype for Business. For most organisations, the way users were dialled on traditional PABX systems was by their extension. It was possible to look up a user in a contacts list and then dial them, but ultimately the […]
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Deploying Sonus CloudLink: Missing $dnsName in the certificate $CertFullName

Missing $dnsName in the certificate $CertFullName…