Just like that, we’ve reached the last post of 2018! I do have a post on the Mediation Server for our “How It Fits into Skype for Business” in the works. But since it’s already mid-December, I thought a ‘year
Today I’m reviewing the Yealink SIP-T58A desk phone. Like its little brother (which we reviewed last time), this is a softphone designed for Skype for Business users. I put it through the same paces as the T56, within the same
Time for a new device to review! This time we have a new desk phone: the SIP-T56A from Yealink. Matt at Jenne.com kindly sent me this unit for review, after we expressed interest in the Yealink line. The T56A is
The poor Director server role. No longer needed by Teams, its primary function usurped by Azure AD for Office 365…Microsoft’s march into the future seems to have passed right by it. Now, this is not the first time Microsoft has
Want to access Skype for Business or Teams on Linux? You’re not alone. I wrote a post back in 2014 titled, “Lync on Linux: How to Access Lync Services on Linux Computers.” It remains one of the most-read posts on
Microsoft has released Teams as a free offering. No Office 365 account required. But how viable is it as a standalone chat app? That’s what we’re looking at today. I’ve setup a fresh Teams account for testing. We’re looking at
By now you’ve likely heard about Atlassian’s shuttering of its HipChat & Stride products. The decision has many implications, from Atlassian’s future as a company to the ChatOps space worldwide. Other bloggers have asked important questions about this move. How
Never Miss a Skype for Business Notification Again In early 2016 I wrote a post titled, Making Sure You See Skype for Business Notifications—No Matter What!. In said post I reviewed a notification app called SuperToast, made by Modality Systems.
What will enterprises do with their on-prem Skype for Business deployments after 2020? What factors weigh upon those decisions? I asked you…and you answered! I received several responses from enterprise admins, all running Skype for Business Servers on-prem. Some went
I’ve received feedback from several enterprise sysadmins and consultants about on-prem costs. Thanks very much! It’s not quite enough to comfortably make some 2020 predictions though…if you haven’t responded yet, please take a moment. It really can help us all.