Time for a new device to review! This time we have a new desk phone: the SIP-T56A from Yealink. Matt at Jenne.com kindly sent me this unit for review, after we expressed interest in the Yealink line. The T56A is
The poor Director server role. No longer needed by Teams, its primary function usurped by Azure AD for Office 365…Microsoft’s march into the future seems to have passed right by it. Now, this is not the first time Microsoft has
Want to access Skype for Business or Teams on Linux? You’re not alone. I wrote a post back in 2014 titled, “Lync on Linux: How to Access Lync Services on Linux Computers.” It remains one of the most-read posts on
Microsoft has released Teams as a free offering. No Office 365 account required. But how viable is it as a standalone chat app? That’s what we’re looking at today. I’ve setup a fresh Teams account for testing. We’re looking at
By now you’ve likely heard about Atlassian’s shuttering of its HipChat & Stride products. The decision has many implications, from Atlassian’s future as a company to the ChatOps space worldwide. Other bloggers have asked important questions about this move. How
Did you know you can add third-party add-ons to a Teams channel? Let’s see what happens when you do! Microsoft calls these add-ons “Teams Apps.” They work like Chrome browser add-ons…a way to integrate third-party software into the Teams experience.
Never Miss a Skype for Business Notification Again In early 2016 I wrote a post titled, Making Sure You See Skype for Business Notifications—No Matter What!. In said post I reviewed a notification app called SuperToast, made by Modality Systems.
We can’t make fully private channels in Teams yet. But we can conceal a channel from other Teams users. Private Channels has taken the top spot at UserVoice, as the most-requested Teams feature. Microsoft is, as of this post, “Working
What will enterprises do with their on-prem Skype for Business deployments after 2020? What factors weigh upon those decisions? I asked you…and you answered! I received several responses from enterprise admins, all running Skype for Business Servers on-prem. Some went
I’ve received feedback from several enterprise sysadmins and consultants about on-prem costs. Thanks very much! It’s not quite enough to comfortably make some 2020 predictions though…if you haven’t responded yet, please take a moment. It really can help us all.