Ways to Learn New Microsoft Technology and Stay Current

In the many Microsoft Partner and customer meetings I am in each week, I am often demonstrating and telling stories about how Microsoft technologies can enhance our personal and professional lives. With the latest Microsoft cloud applications I focus on, I find many people are intrigued by the truly unique innovations our products contain. The…


Part 3: Planning a Migration from Avaya to Microsoft Skype for Business or Teams

I recently published a blog about planning a migration from an Avaya PBX to Microsoft Skype for Business on-premises and/or in Office 365. In that blog, I referenced several newly certified and very feature rich migration tools now available to streamline migrations from a variety of legacy TDM and IP-PBX environments to Microsoft Skype for…


Part 2: Planning a Migration from Avaya to Microsoft Skype for Business or Teams

I recently published a blog about planning a migration from an Avaya PBX to Microsoft Skype for Business on-premises and/or in Office 365. In that blog, I referenced several newly certified and very feature rich migration tools now available to streamline migrations from a variety of legacy IP-PBX environments to Microsoft Skype for Business (or…


Part 1: 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…


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…

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