8 episodes

A new podcast that will dive into the Microsoft Unified Communications stack with noted insiders like MVPs, Masters, and Microsoft staffers.

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A new podcast that will dive into the Microsoft Unified Communications stack with noted insiders like MVPs, Masters, and Microsoft staffers.

    Episode 01: Announcements and Roadmaps with special guest Jonathan McKinney

    Episode 01: Announcements and Roadmaps with special guest Jonathan McKinney

    Topics in this episode include:

    In our first episode, we look at key announcements from Microsoft.

    1. Announcement about Skype for Business Server vNext.
    2. Announcement of Skype for Business evolving into Microsoft Teams.
    3. Roadmap of Teams features, including feature parity with Skype for Business.

    Hosts: Pat Richard and Jonathan McKinney.

    Running time: 00:48:36

    • 48 min
    Episode 02: Skype for Business vs Teams, and Assessing Your Network with special guest Tom Arbuthnot

    Episode 02: Skype for Business vs Teams, and Assessing Your Network with special guest Tom Arbuthnot

    Topics in this episode include:

    In this episode, we look at Skype for Business updates, new tools from Microsoft, and Teams.

    1. What to expect in Teams vs what's already in Skype for Business
    2. Updated Network Assessment Tools
    3. .NET 4.7 support for Skype for Business
    4. CCE 2.1
    5. Skype for Business and Teams feature comparisons table and Teams roadmap
    6. Automating your workflows using Connectors in Microsoft Teams

    Hosts: Pat Richard and Tom Arbuthnot.

    Running time: 00:30:39

    • 30 min
    Episode 03: Huge Teams Features Release with special guest Matt Landis

    Episode 03: Huge Teams Features Release with special guest Matt Landis

    Topics in this episode include:

    In this episode, we look at the monster features release for Teams.

    New Calling Roadmap Features
    1. Simultaneous Ringing
    2. Speed dial
    3. Suggested Contacts
    4. Voicemail
    5. Translate user input to standard format phone number
    6. Call Quality Diagnostic Portal
    7. TTY Support
    8. SfB-Teams Calling
    9. Blind Transfer
    10. Call Blocking
    11. Call Forwarding
    12. Caller ID masking
    13. e911 Support
    14. Extension Dialing
    15. Hold
    16. Multi-call Handling
    17. Enable Existing Calling Plan Support

    New Meetings Roadmap Features
    1. Edge, Chrome Browser Support for meetings
    2. Interactive Troubleshooting
    3. Audio Conferencing in over 90 countries
    4. Mute Other Participants
    5. Application Sharing

    New Messaging Roadmap Features
    1. Contact Groups
    2. Unified Presence

    New IT Pro Roadmap Features
    1. Messaging Policies
    2. Teams Interop Policies
    3. Client Support

    Delayed Features
    1. Enable Call Quality Analytics
    2. Lobby Support
    3. Anonymous Join
    4. Give and Take control in sharing

    Hosts: Pat Richard and Matt Landis.

    Running time: 00:44:15

    • 44 min
    Episode 04: Call Queues, User Groups, client updates, and Career Path with special guest Josh Blalock

    Episode 04: Call Queues, User Groups, client updates, and Career Path with special guest Josh Blalock

    In this episode, we look at the following:

    1. What are Call Queues and the new features in Skype for Business Online
    2. Updated training materials in MyAdvisor.fasttrack.microsoft.com
    3. Skype for Business client updates and differences between MSI and CSR versions of clients
    4. Career path options for UC pros

    Hosts: Pat Richard and Josh Blalock.

    Running time: 00:41:11

    • 42 min
    Episode 05: All Things Teams with Special Guest Jamie Stark

    Episode 05: All Things Teams with Special Guest Jamie Stark

    In this episode, we look at the following:

    1. Jamie's role at Microsoft
    2. IT Pro Tools program
    3. Microsoft Ready
    4. Enterprise Connect
    5. The Teams road map and new features in January
    6. The TAP program

    Hosts: Pat Richard and Jamie Stark.

    Running time: 01:05:44

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 06: Development with Special Guest Tom Morgan

    Episode 06: Development with Special Guest Tom Morgan

    In this episode, we look at the following:

    1. Tom's role at Modality
    2. Bots in Teams
    3. UCMA development
    4. Differences between developing for Skype for Business on-prem vs online
    5. What tools are needed

    Hosts: Pat Richard and Tom Morgan.

    Running time: 00:28:24

    • 28 min

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