Preparing for Teams: Decommissioning on Prem Persistent Chat

So, I’m starting a new series of posts called “Preparing for Teams” and how I’m helping my customers transition from Lync 2013 and Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Today I’m talking about decommissioning your existing On Premises Persistent Chat servers as we have to moved these workloads into Teams Note this article doesn’t cover… Read More »

Stop Comparing Teams to Slack

There, I said it. I said the S word. More specifically Teams versus Slack. And no, I don’t hate Slack. I think its great actually! It has it’s place as do most productivity tools do. Heck, I still use it for our DnD sessions! But that’s because I don’t need anything more complicated than a… Read More »

Surface Hub 2 Notes

(these are notes taken during a session and are in a draft only!) Ali started off the Surface Hub 2 demo with the trailer “Turn any space into a work space” 4K Cameras. New Pens Meeting join is incredibly quick. 4K+ Screen resolution Roll is a little jittery on this beta hardware. I’d expect that… Read More »

Microsoft Ignite Day 1 Wrap Up

(Note this document is “fast published” at the end of the day, some things may change as they are confirmed with various vendors) Well Satya delivered a compelling Keynote this year really pushing home the fact that the technology industry changes so rapidly.Driving one of our ideals that “Change is the only Constant” Looking back… Read More »

Microsoft Ignite Day 0 and session suggestions

Well. 15,000km later and I’m here in Orlando with plenty of time to recover from jetlag. So what do I do? Record a video for you guys of course. Here are my recommended sessions that if you’re still undecided on what’s worth checking out. Monday Must Do’s KEY01 – Vision Keynotehttps://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/66931 KEY04 – Transform your… Read More »

Automatic Australian Holiday Rulesets for Response Group Service

New-CSRgsAustralianHolidayList.ps1 Update 5/11/2018 Released Version 2.3 to fix an an issue with single pool selection using the ISE and add last run reminders About the tool This is a script that adds/maintains the relevant Australian Holidays to your Skype4B  / Lync environment for the next 12 months based on data available from the Australian Government Website. I… Read More »

ProTips for Life at Microsoft Ignite

With Microsoft’s Ignite less than 60 days away some conversation has broken out on Twitter here and after sharing my thoughts there, I thought I’d throw a ton more up here. Not all of my recommendations may apply to you as I fly in from Australia. Typically about 24 hours of flying for those interested. But… Read More »

Logitech Rally Unboxing, Setup and Initial Test

Logitech Rally Camera unboxing, setup and testing. 4K Pan Tilt 15x Zoom Camera for Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and other Unified Communications solutions.     Click here for raw 4K 30FPS sample footage And here for raw 1080 60FPS sample footage What did you think? Comment down below or check out the blog look at… Read More »