Tag Archives: Skype for Business

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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Introducing the Polycom Trio 8500 Conference Device

Towards the end of 2015, it was with great joy that the world welcomed the Polycom Trio 8800 conference room device into being. Prior to this, the conference phone of choice for Lync/Skype for Business deployments was the Polycom CX3000: a somewhat ageing platform that was still running Lync Phone Edition software, which Microsoft is […]
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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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It’s Here! Skype to Lync Video

Most of us in the Lync community have been waiting for this for sometime now. The wait is over: Skype to Lync video is now available! For this to work, the Skype user needs to be on the latest Skype for Windows client (7.0.85.100). When I tried updating the Skype client directly from the client […]
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It’s Coming… Skype for Business

Within the Lync community, we have all been waiting for the inevitable. Finally, it’s been announced: Lync 2013 will be rebranded Skype for Business. Note the terminology I’ve used here: rebranded. Skype is not replacing Lync 2013, it’s simply adopting the name. Whilst there has been endless discussions about what this means for integrators and […]
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