Category Archives: Rants

The part of the site I go off tap and waffle on about something.

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 »

Teams Voice Connectivity for Tenants without PSTN Calling

Update 24/02/2018: Thanks to Paul Lange “Short update on Bring your own Sip Trunk in #MicrosoftTeams from #techsummitfrankfurt – currently in TAP. GA around July according to MS depending on testing. #BRK2080” Expect the sessions to pop up here soon Update 16/12/2017: AudioCodes confirms any of their SBC’s will work with Microsoft Teams. No need… Read More »

Response Group Transfers to External Numbers Fail when being diverted by a thrid party

I’m not going to do my usual detailed write up on this one just figuring this might help someone Googleing, But I recently had to look into an issue for a customer who had another intergrator build thie Skype4B platform and all worked well. The issue was that when a call came from an external… Read More »

The Phone handset from hell.

Hi guys, I figured I’d post this here somewhere public thats visited by tech enthusiasts to highlight some of the failings in both carrier customer service and Nokia’s declining service over the years. Here’s hoping it doesn’t prevent me from getting an MVP status or similar later in life as the Windows Phone OS worked… Read More »

Playing with NAT on a Watchguard for non primary IP addreses

Yeah, I can already hear you saying “Why would I need to do this?” Well, you can have a few reasons. For example you can NAT different subnets out different IP addresses for multi tenancy. Configure Natting for optional interfaces. Or as in the case I had recently… your ISP buggers up BGP. Feel free… Read More »