Installing Skype4B on Server 2016? Don’t Let The Skype for Business 2019 Installer Update!

Okay, clickbait title be damned, but hear me out here, I’ve installed a few 2019 FrontEnds and I’ve found an interesting bug on Windows Server 2016 Note: I’ve run into this bug on multiple installs as have co-workers of mine with both standard and enterprise pools. But all the installs were on Windows Server 2016… Read More »

Cross Forest Trusts for User Migration and Skype for Business

I’ve been involved in my fair share of acquisitions and mergers larger companies over the years. You know, the kinds that are large enough to need government approval? A lot of them are fairly simple. The bigger company buys the smaller company and starts migrating users into their domain with tools like Microsoft Identify Manager,… Read More »

Building a Teams Bot, using Azure Cognitive services and ChatBot SDKv4, With no code!

Note: This version of the article has been updated for Azure Bot Service SDK v4 the older one can be found here for archival reasons. Six months ago I published the old version of this article after having to quickly fill in for another MVP at a user group session. Today I’m publishing it again… Read More »

Is deploying Office365 Multi-Geo really needed for Voice in Australia?

So recently I had a customer come to me looking for help with Office 365 Multi-Geo. They were looking at Telstra Calling for Office365 but their tenant is homed in the States. As such they had expressed concerns about the performance of Telstra calling for Office365 with media going to the States and back. Just… Read More »

Quick Post: Pat Richards Get-CsConnections and Polycom devices

Note: To be clear I’m a massive fan of Pat’s work. In fact, I make sure I catch up with him every year when I’m at Ignite! I’ve also been using his Set-CsFeatures.ps1 script since the 2013 days. This is by no means intended as a criticism of his work. Just a quick tip for… Read More »

Emergency Services Notifications and Handling for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

So after a recent thread over on Twitter discussing the legalities of the E911 laws in the states (I’m an Australian) as well as the fact that Enterprise Voice is now easy enough to deploy that its getting deployed by Office365 administrators without traditional telephony experience. I figured I’d take a few minutes to publish… Read More »