MUCUGL Wednesday 28th November 2018: Diving Deeper into Microsoft Teams

2018 is flying by, November already! It’s time again for MUCUGL.

This time we’ll be deep diving on Microsoft Teams as well as covering the latest Microsoft UC and Collab news.

As usual, the floor will be open for questions and answers. There is a lot of knowledge and experience in our combined group.

After the meeting, we will head to the pub for networking and catch up.

As always, we’re at the Polycom EEC London. Register for free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mucugl-wednesday-28th-november-2018-diving-deeper-into-microsoft-teams-tickets-52237398465

Hope to see you there!

Thanks

Tom and Adam

 

Agenda:

18.00-18:40 – Microsoft Teams – Understanding Rings, Regions and Whitelists, what is actually GA today

18:40-19.10 – Snacks, Networking and Break

19.10 – 19:40 – Microsoft Teams Devices – USB, IP Phones, Native Video Systems and video Interop, understanding the options.

19:40 – 20:00 – Latest Microsoft UC News

 

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

 

 

Microsoft UC User Group London – July 26th 2018: Microsoft Teams Direct Routing and New IP Phones

Mid-year already, and the Microsoft UC and Collaboration space is as busy as ever.

This MUCUGL we’ll have an update of all the SfB and Teams news, what’s landed in Microsoft Teams so far, and what’s still to come.

We have an expert guest presenter, Graham Cropley, who will give us an overview of Microsoft Teams Direct Routing, the ability to connect your own SIP trunk to Microsoft Teams, including a live demo of his lab setup.

Adam Jacobs will take us through the latest news in new IP Phones for Microsoft Teams and new IP Phones for Skype for Business.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks

Tom and Adam

 

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:

18.00-18:20 – Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business News

18:20-19.15 – Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

19.15 – 19:35 – Snacks, Networking and Break

19:35- 20:00 – New Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business IP Phones

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

Register for free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mucugl-july-26th-2018-microsoft-teams-direct-routing-and-new-ip-phones-tickets-47236905857

MUCUGL February 15th 2018: Microsoft Teams has PSTN Calling, Demo’s and What’s Next

Welcome to 2018! It’s shaping up to be a big year in our space with the Teams Roadmap items already dropping and SfB Server 2019 due this year.

Microsft Teams now has PSTN Calling. In this MUCUGL we will demo and discuss all the new features and also talk about Interop with Skype for Business Online and Skype for Business Server.

As usual, the floor will be open for questions and answers. There is a lot of knowledge and experience in our combined group.

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

As always, we’re at the Polycom EEC London. Register for free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mucugl-february-15th-2018-microsoft-teams-has-pstn-calling-demos-and-whats-next-tickets-42310750594

Hope to see you there!

Thanks

Tom and Adam

 

 

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:

18.00-18:40 – Microsoft Teams PSTN Calling

18:40-19.10 – Snacks, Networking and Break

19.10 – 19:40 – Microsoft Teams Interop with Skype for Business

19:40 – 20:00 – Latest Microsoft UC News

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

Thanks, See you in 2018!

Just a quick thanks to everyone who made it to the user group last week. Great conversation and engagement as always.

Thanks to Graham Walsh from Pexip for doing a great update on all things video and video interop and Pure IP for picking up the drinks in the pub afterwards.

With the Microsoft Teams roadmap and a new Skype for Business Server due in 2018, there is going to be a lot to talk about next year. Hope to see you at our Q1 event. Make sure you are subscribed to the email list for event updates, and if you know someone who might be interested please spread the word!

Thanks

Tom and Adam

 

 

 

UCDay UK 2017 – 9th October Birmingham

Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone who is part of MUCUGL know that coming up on 9th October 2017 in Birmingham is UCDay. It’s a one day, free to attend community Microsoft conference. We’ve actually expanded beyond Pure “Unified Communications” now and have 5 tracks:

  • Office 365
  • Skype for Business
  • Exchange
  • Microsoft Cloud
  • Azure

Check out the full speaker and session list here: http://www.ucday.co.uk/schedule/

We have some really top speakers across all tracks, and some solid sessions. The event is just after Microsoft Ignite so we’ll have all the latest news and response from that event too!

Really hope to see everyone there, this is a non-profit event coordinated by a number of community leaders and paid for by our kind sponsors. Please let your friends and colleagues know about the event too, we appreciate you spreading the word.

Register for your free tickets at ucday.co.uk 

Thanks!

Thanks – look out for another event in November

Hi all,

Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone who attended the event. I felt we had some really good interaction. We’ve always said MUCUGL is not about “presenting to people”, it’s about bringing the community together to share knowledge and insight.

As always, we’re looking for feedback/presentation ideas/people who want to present/questions – please email tom at tomarbuthnot .com or hit us on twitter @mucugl @tomarbuthnot and @adamjocobs

There will be a lot of news and updates dropping at Microsoft Ignite at the end of September, both Adam and I will be there, so will be taking notes and bringing all the news back for a MUCUGL in November, stay tuned for that.

thanks

Tom and Adam

Thanks – we want your feedback

Many thanks for the great attendance to the London user group last week, even the storm didn’t keep many people away (or you were stuck in London, but I’m choosing to assume the former )

I can’t believe all the live demo’s went off without a hitch.

As always, we would really appreciate your feedback. What do you want to see from the user group? Do you want a specific topic covered? Would you like to present?

Email: tom “at” tomarbuthnot.com or twitter 

Also if you like to follow Skype for Business be sure to join our monthly online community chat over at msuc.chat

thanks

Tom and Adam

MUCUGL February 23rd 2017: Skype for Business Cloud PBX – All the Demo’s, Live!

We’re well into 2017 now and it’s time for February Microsoft UC User Group London. After some good Cloud PBX questions last time, this time we’re going heavy on the live demos (sacrifices will be made to the demo gods ahead of the event).

There is a lot we will demo including Cloud PBX Auto Attendants and Call Queues, with these features due to GA in March we’re hopeful all the core features will be in play for this February meet up, either way, we’ll be demo’ing everything we can. Want to see something specific? Please let us know.

Adam Jacobs will demo Aqua (Polycom in Azure for Skype for Business Online) and show the provisioning wizard, user licensing and scheduling.

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

Register for tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mucugl-february-23rd-2017-skype-for-business-cloud-pbx-all-the-demos-live-tickets-31462883331

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 – Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX Demo Fest Part 1

18:50-19.20 – Snacks, Networking and Break

19.20 – 19:55 – Skype for Business Online Cloud PBX Demo Fest Part 2, Polycom Aqua demo

19:55 – Wrap Up and Close

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

 

MUCUGL December 12th 2016: Skype for Business – All the News, All the Features

December is right around the corner, so it must be time for our end of year Microsoft UC User Group London. Since the July user group it’s been a crazy period with UCday, Microsoft Ignite, MVP Summit and various other events and news. We’ve also had SfB Server CU4, some new features into preview in Cloud PBX and Microsoft Teams.
With all that going on, we’ve brought together all the important news and all the latest feature information for our December user group.

As usual, we’ll have a pint and a catch up after the event.

Hope to see you there.

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

Register with Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mucugl-december-12th-2016-skype-for-business-all-the-news-all-the-features-tickets-29513874794
Agenda:
18.00-18:50 – Summary of all the important news from Ignite and other events
18:50-19.20 – Snacks, Networking and Break
19.20 – 19:55 – SfB Server CU4, Cloud PBX latest features Org AA and Call Queues and Microsoft Teams
19:55 – Wrap Up and Close
Then it’s off to the pub for a beer and catch up

Tom Arbuthnot Speaking at Unity Connect, Netherlands, November 18th, 25% discount for MUCUGL members

I’m excited to be speaking at Unity Connect, a show in Haarlem, Netherlands, November 16th – 18th. I’m speaking on Friday, Nov 18 10:15 – 11:30.

https://www.unityconnect.com/2016/speaker?speakerid=249

Unity Connect has more than 75 sessions and 3 full-day workshops covering deployment and upgrade, governance and adoption, administration and security, and application development give you the tools you need to properly manage SharePoint 2016 and the latest Office 365 features.

Exclusively for MUCUGL members, Unity Connect are offering 25% discount off ticket prices with the code  LDNUCH25 .

Hope to see you at the event!

Also look out for the next MUCUGL coming in December, just locking in the date, we will post an update shortly

thanks

Tom