Category Archives: Teams

Building a Covid-19 Safe Unattended Reception in Microsoft Teams

What? Why? How? With businesses slowly starting to return to work in certain parts of the world everyone is implementing Covid-Safe workplaces. Keeping 1.5M apart, reducing onsite staff counts and even placing up perspex barriers to prevent contact with each other is becoming a normal way of life. But what about your reception during these… Read More »

Preparing for Teams: Export your On-Prem LIS data for CQD

Do you have an on-premises deployment of Lync or Skype for Business? Have you spent ages getting your Location Data correct in your on-prem deployment? Are you moving to Microsoft Teams, or potentially using the new Skype 2019 Call Quality Dashboard connector and need a way to populate it with Building Data? Good news! I… Read More »

Preparing for Teams: Export all your Exchange UM Prompts quickly!

A nice quick post today. Let’s say you’re in the middle of migrating your aging Lync or Skype for Business deployment over to a new platform. Well with Office365 no longer supporting Exchange UM, there is a need to export your existing UM prompts so you can import them into Teams Auto Attendants. (or your… 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 »

The Craziest way ever to run multiple Teams clients on one PC

Look, I dont call myself the “UcMadScientist” because I do things the easy way. So okay, like me maybe you have the requirement to be logged into two Teams orgs at the same time and unfortunately Teams as it stands today, doesn’t allow you to be “Online” in multiple orgs at the same time, even… Read More »

Stop Blaming Teams and Skype for your network – Your traffic graphs are LYING!

Stop me if you have heard this from your users before; “Skype is crap” “It just dropped out” “It sounded like it was breaking up” Heard it before? Good. That proves your listening. Because even in a perfect environment these issues are going to appear. Mainly because you’re going to peer with customers or mobile… 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 »

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 »