Planning a Migration From Avaya to Skype for Business

At a recent Microsoft Ignite 2017 session about migrating to Skype for Business, a show of hands in the audience was requested for attendees who are planning to move from Avaya to Skype for Business. Of the several hundred attendees, more than 75% of the hands were raised. As I saw this high level of…


SharePoint Migration Tool Preview Available – Move Those Network Shares To The Cloud!

It seems that every week I am having conversations with more schools that are wanting to explore how they can reduce their on-premise servers and leverage the power and flexibility of the cloud more effectively. These conversations usually follow a similar narrative, identifying the “low hanging fruit” – in other words, which servers/services are easiest…

1

Invest in yourself. Invest in your technical readiness

Throughout my career as an IT professional, I have witnessed many different technology trends within the enterprise and as a result I have always had to adapt to ensure I was able to effectively plan/deploy/operate them. I had to attend professional training courses, hands-on labs, write certification exams, participate in user groups and a myriad…


Microsoft Ignite 2017: Common Questions About Microsoft Teams

I work in the One Commercial Partner (OCP) organization at Microsoft where I work with many customers and Microsoft Partners to help answer deep technical questions, review technical designs, and ensure successful implementations of Office 365 products. As part of this role, I recently worked at the Expo area for Microsoft Teams and Skype for…

2

Presentamos Azure Availability Zones para resistencia y alta disponibilidad

Como parte de nuestro compromiso de brindar a los clientes plataforma para sus cargas de trabajo de misión crítica más demandantes, estoy emocionado por anunciar las capacidades expandidas para la infraestructura de nube global de Microsoft. A partir de hoy, los clientes pueden comenzar a utilizar Azure Availability Zones a manera de versión previa para…


Microsoft Teams: Enabling and Using Guest Access

Introduction: In this blog post I will walk through how to enable guest access in Microsoft Teams, validate the guest was added to Azure Active Directory B2B, demonstrate how a guest user will access another organization’s team and what the user experience is like. Update 9/21/17: I have updated this blog post that adding the…

10

Our top recommended Azure security and operations management sessions at Ignite 2017!

Microsoft Ignite 2017 is right around the corner, September 25–29 in Orlando, Florida. There are more than 1,537 sessions, but I wanted to share a list of sessions that will tell you everything about Azure security and operations management. Feel free to use this list to help create your personal schedule or on-demand viewing. Also,…


Ignite 2017: Matt’s list of recommended sessions

Introduction: Microsoft Ignite 2017 is right around the corner, September 25 – 29 in Orlando Florida. While there are over 1536 sessions, I wanted to share with you the list of sessions that I will either be attending in-person or watching the on-demand version later when I get home. Please feel free to use this…

1

Office 365 a Outlook 2007 – “RPC over HTTP” deprecated od 31.10.2017

Cílem této zprávy je upozornit na změnu v Office 365, která bude platná od 31.10.2017 a dotkne se všech uživatelů využívajících Outlook 2007 (starších), ale v některých případech se může dotknout i novějších verzí Outlooku. Od 31.10.2017 v Office 365 nebude možné využívat “RPC over HTTP” aka “Outlook Anywhere”, bude nutné přejít na novější “MAPI…


Developing an Office 365 Skype for Business Cost Analysis

When assisting customers planning to upgrade or replace existing telecom services, I am often asked about reliability, security, overall value, and costs associated with Microsoft Office 365 Skype for Business. After answering the reliability and security questions about the Microsoft Cloud, I then focus the discussion on trying to understand the existing costs and telecom…