Category Archives: HowTo:

Guides, from simple “these are the commands to fix this” to full on Step by Step installs

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 »

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 »

Preparing for Teams: Decommissioning on Prem Persistent Chat

So, I’m starting a new series of posts called “Preparing for Teams” and how I’m helping my customers transition from Lync 2013 and Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Today I’m talking about decommissioning your existing On Premises Persistent Chat servers as we have to moved these workloads into Teams Note this article doesn’t cover… Read More »

ProTips for Life at Microsoft Ignite

With Microsoft’s Ignite less than 60 days away some conversation has broken out on Twitter here and after sharing my thoughts there, I thought I’d throw a ton more up here. Not all of my recommendations may apply to you as I fly in from Australia. Typically about 24 hours of flying for those interested. But… Read More »