MUCUGL August 10th 2017: Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business

Over half way through 2017 already and there has been a lot going on. It must be time for another MUCUGL. Sorry for the relatively short notice on this one, hope to see you there.

This month we’ll be talking all about Microsoft Teams and where it fits in the Office 365 Collaboration space; how are people using today, and where might your company use it.

We’ll then be talking about all the latest Skype for Business and Cloud PBX news, including a session on Cloud Connection Edition 2.0 which was just released, as well as some real world stories about Cloud Connector Edition Deployments

As usual, at the end of the event, we’ll head to the pub for networking and catch up.

Hope to see you there!

thanks

Tom and Adam

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mucugl-august-10th-2017-microsoft-teams-and-skype-for-business-tickets-36478088946

Microsoft UC User Group London (MUCUGL) is at Polycom EEC, near London Liverpool street station

Polycom Executive Experience Centre

69 Old Broad St

16th Floor – Dashwood House

London EC2

 

Agenda:

18.00-18:50 – Microsoft Teams – Where does it fit?

18:50-19.20 – Snacks, Networking and Break

19.20 – 19:55 – Skype for Business News and Cloud Connector Edition 2.0

19:55 – Wrap Up and Close

Then it’s off to the pub for a beer and catch up

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Another successful MUCUGL event in the can…

Thursday night Tom, Justin and I – along with the great guys (and gal) from Acme Packet presented at Club Eight. We had a great turnout, some of the regulars and friendly new faces too!

Justin gave an in-depth and insightful look at Microsoft SIP, explained the different types of messages and ran the group through the Lync Snooper tool, Geraint Evans (from Acme Packet) gave the group a great overview on what to expect from a Session Border Controller or SBC, not only within the service provider space, but in SMEs too. Tom updated the group on what’s new in Lync-land for the last quarter and I presented on Fixed-to-Mobile Convergence or FMC, which I’m pleased to say seemed to provoke some thoughts amongst the group.

Thanks to all those that joined us and we hope to see you all at our next and 1st anniversary event on July 19th, venue and topics to be announced – stay tuned. Presentations from Justin, Tom, Geraint and I are now available via the MUCUGL SlideShare account (also embedded below)

MUCUGL does Mobility…

Despite rain, wind and fire (well not actually a real fire, just a false alarm, but irritating nonetheless!) our third meet-up was a resounding success. We delivered some great technical content and the group expressed their views around some of the more strategic considerations worth taking into account as a part of an enterprise mobility strategy – one such example was a debate around Call-via-work (3G and Wi-Fi vs. PSTN).

Steve Hopkins from AudioCodes also joined us and presented on their latest and greatest mobile and voice recording solutions for Lync Server 2010.

Thanks to all those that joined us and we hope to see you all at our next event on April 19th at Eight Club. Presentations from Justin, Tom, Steve and I are now available via the MUCUGL SlideShare account (also embedded below)

#ucomsldn and MUCUGL Holiday Drinks

The next MUCUG London event isn’t until January 19th, so Justin, Tom and I decided it would be a pity not to meet for up for some pre-Xmas “Lync Drinks” – I know it’s bad, but the SharePoint folks have SharePint?!?

So if you’re in London/South East and work in UC (not just Microsoft – we get industry analysts and people from all vendors along), come down to Doggett’s near Blackfriars Bridge on the Southbank on the 8th December from 6:30pm for a few ales.

Event invite and all other important details here – http://twtvite.com/ucomsldnxmas2011

Also check out some great Geek-Mas trees here

Hope to see you there!

MUCUGL October 11 @Polycom

Last Thursday night Justin, Tom and I sucessfully delivered the second MUCUGL event, with the kind support of Graham Walsh, Mike Adams and Jeff Schertz at Polycom.

We started off with a fantastic demonstration on Polycom’s conferencing and telepresence solutions – all of which work natively with Lync. This was followed up by an engaging presentation from Jeff on the “How it works” aspects, then last but not least Justin and Tom updated the group on recent updates to Lync on Mac (Lync for Mac), Skype, Windows Mobile and CEBP.

We also managed to get some great feedback from attendees! (see below)

As always we’d like to personally thank those that made it along and we hope to see you at future events (January 19th 2012 agenda to be announced soon!)

Presentations from Justin, Tom and Jeff are now available via the MUCUGL SlideShare account (also embedded below)

The 1st MUCUGL event is a wrap!

Last night Justin, Tom and I ran the first MUCUGL event and based on the feedback it was a resounding sucess!

“Great to contact peers”, “A very informative event”, “Great first meeting” & “Very good, many thanks!”

We’d like to personally thank those that made it along and we hope to see you at future events (October 20th agenda to be announced soon!)

Presentations from Justin, Tom and I are now available via the MUCUGL SlideShare account (also embedded below)

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