Microsoft Teams: Share my iPhone/iPad screen in a meeting! (While on the beach…)

You’re in a conference call while at the airport on your iPhone, and the meeting starts to discuss that important PowerPoint slide or document. You say “I’ll have to show you when I get back to my desk”. It would be really nice if you could share it from your iPhone while in the meeting. Well…


Microsoft Teams: Blur my background! (Please…)

Have you been on a conference call where everyone turns on their video, except for you? If you’re like me, I don’t like to turn mine on because of the messy house, or just ugly office behind me. Well – Microsoft Teams has you covered. You can now blur your background when in a conference…

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Microsoft Teams: Overview and Demonstration (Video)

I am often asked “What is the best way to provide an overview to my organization and show them a demo of Microsoft Teams?” Of course, the answer is “it depends” based on whether you are a Microsoft Partner, IT, finance, marketing, operations, sales, customer service, etc the way I show you and tell you…

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Skype for Business: Stop sharing and start presenting!

Presenting in a virtual meeting to a large audience using audio, video and a PowerPoint deck can be a difficult and challenging thing. Not only does the technology have to work, but you also need to ensure your physical environment is well prepared. The last thing you want to have happen is an interruption from…

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How Being Social at Work Makes Me More Productive

Introduction: When I started my career, one of the first life lessons I learned was that it’s not about what you know, but rather it’s about who you know. In other words – it’s your connection with your network of co-workers, friends, collogues, family, customers, vendors, neighbors, and even everyday strangers, that can help you…

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Validate QoS for Skype for Business Online

In this post we will look at how to validate Quality of Service (QoS) tagging in your on-premises network for Skype for Business Online. This procedure is useful for testing your changes, after configuring the environment for QoS to ensure it is working as designed. Note: This article will not discuss how to configure your on-premises network…

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Configure Toll-Free Numbers for Dial-In Conferencing in Office365

In this post we will discover how to configure Toll-Free Numbers for Dial-In Conferencing in Office365. Total time 5 minutes. What is Dial-In Conferencing? (a.k.a. Cloud PSTN Conferencing or CPC) Please see the following for more information: How To Enable Cloud PSTN Conferencing in Office365 in Skype for Business Online What are the requirements for Toll-Free Numbers?…

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Port a Phone Number to Cloud PBX in Office365

This is an overview of the experience for porting (moving) an existing office telephone number from an existing telephony carrier to Skype for Business Online. Background: Skype for Business Online in Office365 offers PSTN Calling as part of the Cloud PBX feature set. PSTN calling allows a user to place and receive calls to the Public Switched Telephone…


How To Enable Cloud PSTN Conferencing in Office365 in Skype for Business Online

In this post, we will discuss how to enable Cloud PSTN Conferencing in Office365, assign to a user account and test. Total time required is 5-10 minutes. What is Cloud PSTN Conferencing? Cloud PSTN Conferencing is a feature in Office365 E5 offering the capability to join a Skype for Business meeting using a traditional dial-in telephone number…

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