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UC and Cloud Day 2017 – Archive360

In this video i Tony Wilkins to talk about Archive360, Archive360 delivers Email Archiving Migration Solutions and the Industry’s First Compliance Storage Solution Based on the Microsoft Azure Platform. As well as Email archiving migration Archive360 also offer file migrations solutions which reduces IT storage infrastructure with secure, automated, policy-driven migrations. You can also request a demo from their website. I saw a demo of their Azure based solution and it looks fantastic.

 

For more info on Archive360 product check them out below

https://www.archive360.com/products/

Special thanks from myself to Archive360 for their continued Community contributions and thank you for sponsoring the Microsoft Cloud User group where i host the Manchester events. check out our user group as well http://www.mscug.com/

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UC and Cloud Day 2017 – Talking with TransVault

In this video im talking with James Moody from TransVault around E-Mail archiving migrations from archiving solutions and PSTs to Office 365.  TransVault can used for a wide range of migrations not just to Office 365 so check them out below.

Who are TransVault ?

TransVault Software is an independent software vendor dedicated to helping organizations protect the viability and integrity of their information archives as they move between different platforms and technologies.

https://www.transvault.com/

 

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UC and Cloud Day 2017 – Over at the Yealink Stand

I headed over to the Yealink stand at UC Day as Yealink had a number of devices and was interested in seeing their new conference device the CP960. Ive come across Yealink with their Skype for Business certified T Series IP Phones which are great handsets by the way so highly recommend checking them out. For more info on their Skype for Business devices check them out here

http://www.yealink.co.uk/Skype-for-Business-Phones

About Yealink ?

Yealink UK market a range of SIP telephones and Power over Ethernet switches through approved distributors and Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSP’s).

http://www.yealink.co.uk/

Skype for Business IP Phones

http://www.yealink.co.uk/Skype-for-Business-Phones

CP960

http://www.yealink.co.uk/CP960

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UC and Cloud Day 2017 – Talking with Workstreampeople

Up next on the sponsor video series from UC and Cloud Day 2017 is Workstreameople, ive worked with Workstreampeople around their Lync / Skype for Business contact centre / dialog management solution and their reception attendant solution which some people may know as Anywhere365.

I managed to talk with Matthijs van Domselaar about what Workstream People offer around Microsoft UC and also ask some questions about where they are at with Microsoft Teams.

Who are Workstream People ?

https://www.workstreampeople.com/

Why Anywhere365

https://www.workstreampeople.com/Anywhere365

Reception Attendant

https://www.workstreampeople.com/reception-attendant

UC and Cloud Day 2017 – At the Logitech Stand

I went over to the Logitech Stand at UC Day with my phone (Sorry for the background noise and poor audio) and thought id try and do a recording from their stand to look over their Skype Room System solution Smart Dock, ConferenceCam Connect and 4K Brio Stream Web Cam products. Also connected to the SRS was the Logitech Meetup device as well.

More info

Skype Room Systems

https://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/smartdock

Brio Stream 4K web cam

https://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/brio-stream-4k-hd-webcam?crid=34

Conference Cam Connect

https://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/conferencecam-connect

Meetup

https://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/meetup-conferencecam?crid=1689

Teams Roadmap released

I noticed thanks to Mark Vale the Teams roadmap was released detailing the roadmap for Microsoft Teams for messaging, meetings and calling. This is eagerly waiting after the news from Ignite that Microsoft Teams will replace Skype for Business Online and this Roadmap gives us a vision into the roadmap and when Teams may have what you need to move over. The recommendation from Microsoft is try Teams now.

At the bottom of the post ive planned the roadmap out by quarters combing the messaging, meeting and calling roadmaps.

The Teams teams are going to be very busy but looking forward to the road ahead and the journey!

Tech Community Post

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Roadmap-for-Skype-for-Business-capabilities-coming-to-Microsoft/ba-p/119636/jump-to/first-unread-message

Much easier to read Downloadable Roadmap PDF

https://skypeandteams.blob.core.windows.net/artefacts/Skype%20for%20Business%20to%20Teams%20Capabilities%20Roadmap.pdf

Roadmap screenshots

Interesting SfB interop with Persistent chat – will there be a migration tool ?

Great to see contacts groups, unified presence and mentions federated chat but wonder if thats only between Teams and SfB.

Skype for Business Online Phone Roadmap

Also there’s an update on IP Phone for Teams below that’s worth a read for their roadmap

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-for-Business-Blog/Certified-Skype-for-Business-Online-Phones-and-what-this-means/ba-p/120035

Messaging Roadmap

1Q – 2018 – Messaging Roadmap

  • Hide/Share/Mute Chat
  • Contact Groups
  • Unified Presence
  • Federated Chat between Teams and Skype for Business
  • Import Contacts from Skype for Business
  • Skype for Business Interop with Persistent Chat
  • Messaging Policies
  • Message Retention Policies
  • Messaging Interop IT Policies

Meetings

MeetingsRoadmap

Q4 2017 – Meetings

  • Audio Conferencing in over 90 countries
  • Anonymous Join
  • Interactive Troubleshooting
  • Lobby Support
  • Mute Other Participants
  • Application Sharing
  • Give and Take Control in sharing
  • Edge, Chrome Browser Support for meetings
  • Enable Call Quality Analytics

2Q 2018 – Meetings

  • Broadcast Meetings
  • Cloud Recording
  • Federated Meetings
  • Large Meeting Support (~250)
  • Lobby for PSTN callers
  • Outlook meeting schedule from other platforms (OWA, OLK, mobile)
  • PSTN Fallback
  • PowerPoint Load and Share
  • Whiteboard and Meeting Notes
  • Enable VTC Interop Services*
  • Skype Room Systems Support*
  • Surface Hub Support
  • Trio 1 Touch Teams Meeting Join*
  • User-Level Meeting Policy
  • eDiscovery enhancements

Calling

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4Q – 2017 – Calling

  • Blind Transfer
  • Call Blocking
  • Call Forwarding
  • Caller ID Masking
  • e911 Support
  • Extension Dialing
  • Translate user input to standard format phone #
  • Hold
  • Multi-call Handling
  • Simultaneous Ringing
  • Speed Dial
  • Suggested Contacts
  • Voicemail
  • Enable Existing Calling Plan Support
  • SfB-Teams Calling
  • Teams Interop Policies
  • Windows, Mac, Edge, iOS, Android
  • TTY Support
  • SfB-Teams Interop Policies
  • Call Quality Diagnostic Portal

2Q – 2018 – Calling

  • Boss and Delegate Support
  • Call Queues
  • Consultative & Safe Transfer
  • Do not Disturb breakthrough
  • Distinctive Ring
  • 1:1 to Group Call Escalation with
  • Teams, Skype for Business, and PSTN
  • participants
  • Forward to Group
  • Organizational Auto-Attendant
  • Transfer to PSTN Call
  • Hybrid connection to Teams
  • Out of Office Support
  • Call Support between Teams & Skype Consumer
  • Support for existing certified SIP Phones*
  • USB HID
  • eDiscovery Enhancements

Q4 – 2018 – Calling

  • Call Park
  • Group Call Pickup
  • Location-Based Routing
  • Shared Line Appearance

The Year ahead by quarters

4Q 2017 – Meetings

  • Audio Conferencing in over 90 countries
  • Anonymous Join
  • Interactive Troubleshooting
  • Lobby Support
  • Mute Other Participants
  • Application Sharing
  • Give and Take Control in sharing
  • Edge, Chrome Browser Support for meetings
  • Enable Call Quality Analytics

4Q – 2017 – Calling

  • Blind Transfer
  • Call Blocking
  • Call Forwarding
  • Caller ID Masking
  • e911 Support
  • Extension Dialing
  • Translate user input to standard format phone #
  • Hold
  • Multi-call Handling
  • Simultaneous Ringing
  • Speed Dial
  • Suggested Contacts
  • Voicemail
  • Enable Existing Calling Plan Support
  • SfB-Teams Calling
  • Teams Interop Policies
  • Windows, Mac, Edge, iOS, Android
  • TTY Support
  • SfB-Teams Interop Policies
  • Call Quality Diagnostic Portal

1Q – 2018 – Messaging Roadmap

  • Hide/Share/Mute Chat
  • Contact Groups
  • Unified Presence
  • Federated Chat between Teams and Skype for Business
  • Import Contacts from Skype for Business
  • Skype for Business Interop with Persistent Chat
  • Messaging Policies
  • Message Retention Policies
  • Messaging Interop IT Policies

2Q 2018 – Meetings

  • Broadcast Meetings
  • Cloud Recording
  • Federated Meetings
  • Large Meeting Support (~250)
  • Lobby for PSTN callers
  • Outlook meeting schedule from other platforms (OWA, OLK, mobile)
  • PSTN Fallback
  • PowerPoint Load and Share
  • Whiteboard and Meeting Notes
  • Enable VTC Interop Services*
  • Skype Room Systems Support*
  • Surface Hub Support
  • Trio 1 Touch Teams Meeting Join*
  • User-Level Meeting Policy
  • eDiscovery enhancements

2Q – 2018 – Calling

  • Boss and Delegate Support
  • Call Queues
  • Consultative & Safe Transfer
  • Do not Disturb breakthrough
  • Distinctive Ring
  • 1:1 to Group Call Escalation with
  • Teams, Skype for Business, and PSTN
  • participants
  • Forward to Group
  • Organizational Auto-Attendant
  • Transfer to PSTN Call
  • Hybrid connection to Teams
  • Out of Office Support
  • Call Support between Teams & Skype Consumer
  • Support for existing certified SIP Phones*
  • USB HID
  • eDiscovery Enhancements

Q4 – 2018 – Calling

  • Call Park
  • Group Call Pickup
  • Location-Based Routing
  • Shared Line Appearance

UC and Cloud Day 2017 – Talking with Sennheiser

In this video i talk to Chris from Sennheiser about their portfolio of UC devices from single user USB headsets, Bluetooth, Dect and wireless and into meeting room spaces from Huddle to large conference room spaces.

Chris brings up the TeamConnect wireless solution and we have a discussion around this solution.

For more information on Sennheisser and the TeamConnect Wireless check out the solutions below

https://en-uk.sennheiser.com/

TeamConnect Wireless

https://en-uk.sennheiser.com/teleconference-meeting-teamconnect-wireless-audio-solutions