Microsoft Teams [and Zoom] – Official “FUN” Custom Backgrounds

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I keep seeing posts for fun backgrounds from various brands so I decided to keep a list together here. Whilst you can just search Google Images, you may not necessarily have rights to use the image. I will try to Continue reading Microsoft Teams [and Zoom] – Official “FUN” Custom Backgrounds

Skype for Business – RIP Exchange Unified Messaging

Microsoft have stated that they would retire Exchange Online UM on 28th February 2020 and it would be replaced by Cloud Voicemail. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/skypeforbusiness/plan/exchange-unified-messaging-online-migration-support This morning at 2:51am (29th Feb) we received the following email from Office 365 Message Centre. Ensure Continue reading Skype for Business – RIP Exchange Unified Messaging

Skype for Business Server – Script – Check if migrated to Cloud Voicemail

There doesn’t appear to be any obvious way to check if you have been migrated from Exchange Online UM to Cloud Voicemail in O365, other than calling your Voicemail box and checking to see if the announcement is different. I Continue reading Skype for Business Server – Script – Check if migrated to Cloud Voicemail

Microsoft Teams – A real world use for Islands Mode with a SfB Contact Centre?

Scenario: Customer wants to migrate to Teams, but they have a Contact Centre (CC) / Call Recording solution attached to their Skype for Business Server (SfBs) environment. They can’t migrate the CC to Teams yet as there isn’t a feature Continue reading Microsoft Teams – A real world use for Islands Mode with a SfB Contact Centre?

Microsoft Teams – Error – Due to an org policy change

Over the past few days I have started getting an error when replying to people in Microsoft Teams. “Due to an org policy change, you can enjoy a richer chat and calling experience. Continue your conversation here.” I’m not 100%, Continue reading Microsoft Teams – Error – Due to an org policy change

Microsoft Teams – Notify When Available (Tagging)

If you have used Lync or Skype for Business, you will be familiar with the “Tag for Status Change Alerts” feature, AKA Tagging. If you’re not familiar, have you ever signed into SfB and someone IMs you straight away? You Continue reading Microsoft Teams – Notify When Available (Tagging)

Teams/Skype Online – Unable to discover PowerShell endpoint URI

When connecting to Microsoft Teams or Skype Online ( https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/powershell/manage-skype-for-business-online-with-office-365-powershell) you may experience the following error: This occurs when your Office 365 Admin Account is not an onmicrosoft.com account. To resolve you need to specify the -OverrideAdminDomain switch on New-CsOnlineSession Continue reading Teams/Skype Online – Unable to discover PowerShell endpoint URI

Skype for Business Server to Microsoft Teams in 10 steps

A Teams upgrade can’t be approached like a Lync 2013 >Skype for Business 2015 upgrade. These upgrades are Technology driven, 99% of the work is done by IT. Your end users probably received an email saying “From tomorrow morning your Continue reading Skype for Business Server to Microsoft Teams in 10 steps

Teams and Skype for Business Interoperability feature Matrix

I get asked this quite frequently. What features are available between Teams and Skype for Business? First I must clarify that interop does not work in Islands mode. If you’re in SfB and Teams Islands, then you will experience quirky Continue reading Teams and Skype for Business Interoperability feature Matrix

Microsoft Teams – Schedule a Skype for Business Meeting

Can you schedule a Skype for Business meeting if you’re in Teams Only mode? When a user moves to Teams Only, the “New Skype Meeting” button is removed from the Outlook Ribbon. Therefore the user can no longer schedule Skype Continue reading Microsoft Teams – Schedule a Skype for Business Meeting