Skype for Business, Lync and Ethical Wall


Intro and Scenario   As some of you know, I work inside financial / banking companies. One of the important aspects of the aforementioned kind of business is that risks and scenario that are acceptable for a large part of other customers are not tolerable for a bank. When we talk about IM and conferencing […]

Skype Meeting Broadcast and HIVE Insights


Intro and Scenario   Skype Meeting Broadcast is a part of Office 365 and Skype for Business Online that allows companies to organize and broadcast meetings to large online audiences (up to 10,000 attendees). You use the Skype Meeting Broadcast scheduling and management portal to schedule a meeting. As you can see in the TechNet […]

Calling emergency numbers (E911) with Skype for Business PSTN Calling services


Intro and Scenario     As many of you know, Office 365 Enterprise E5 includes Cloud PBX with PSTN calling (i.e. the capability to connect to the PSTN using services based only on the Microsoft Cloud). The aforementioned scenario includes capabilities to call Enhanced 9-1-1 (E-911) emergency numbers (in many countries, like Italy, 112 is […]

Jabra EVOLVE 80 vs Plantronics Voyager Focus UC


Intro and Scenario   During 2015, both Jabra and Plantronics have released a device (Jabra EVOLVE 80 and Plantronics Voyager Focus UC) whose market is a small number of people that use Unified Communication in a professional manner and that have quite a good budget to buy a state of the art headset. The design […]

Reading the Skype for Business Server 2015 – Hybrid Handbook


  Intro and Scenario   Some weeks ago, I have seen an announcement from Josh Blalock ( @GetCsJosh ) about his first book as an author dedicated to hybrid deployment of Skype for Business (S4B) / Lync. Before I move on, please remember it is a FREE e-book available in the TechNet Gallery (here […]

Jabra SPEAK 810: A Conference Room on the Move (But not Too Much)


Intro and Scenario     It may look like a difficult task to find a new market niche when we are talking about Unified Communication and Skype for Business / Lync. However looks like Jabra, with this device, was able to nail a scenario that is not exactly matched by other products. Jabra SPEAK 810 […]

New Document Uploaded: Zen and the Art of Skype for Business Maintenance Version 1.0


Intro and Scenario   Friday I have uploaded a new document in the Technet Gallery. The idea was born for the Modern Workplace Summit 2015 in Oslo (organized by the fellow MVP Ståle Hansen @StaleHansen ) I presented a session about free tools for Skype for Business and then I have worked on […]

Kuando Box: a small device but a bright idea


  Intro and Scenario   As many of you know, one of the annoying things about co-existence of Skype for Business (S4B) / Lync and other enterprise voice solutions is the lack of a unified management of presence. This is something typical in side-by-side deployments for migration or where enterprise voice stays on legacy solutions […]

Office Servers and Services MVPs Map #OSaSMVPsMap

Office Servers and Services MVPs Map

On October 1, 2015 over one thousand people around the World were notified that they have received (or that they have been renewed) the Microsoft MVP Award ( ). A whole new award structure has been created so that tech experts are able contribute to multiple “Contribution Areas”   As you can see here the new Office Servers […]

Skype for Business MVPs Map #Skype4BMVPMap


On July 1, 2015 over one thousand people around the World were notified that they have received (or that they have been renewed) the Microsoft MVP Award ( ). Being and MVP has a huge impact on the life of technical experts, both from a personal and from a professional point of view. As usual, […]

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