UC Day, 28th September, Birmingham, UK

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A number of UK community groups have come together to put on a one-day Skype for Business & Exchange conference at the National Motorcycle Museum, in Birmingham, UK on the 28th September 2015.

The event features, 13 MVP Speakers, 4 MCMs and 4 Community Leaders. There is also a pre event quiz night.

You can register here: http://www.ucday.co.uk/ucticket-registration/

 

I know a few regulars from the London user group will be there, hope to see you there.

Tom

MUCUGL Thursday 11th June 2015: Skype for Business, a deeper dive

The summer is practically here and Ingite is over!

At this event Tom and Adam will present more detail on Skype for Business Server, new functionality, demos (hopefully!) and more detail on the recently announced RoundTable 100. As always the event is taking place at the Polycom EEC London, near Liverpool Street Station.

We’ll then wrap up for the usual for beers around 8pm. Hope to see you there.

MUCUGL is from 6pm on Thursday 11th June at Polycom EEC, near London Liverpool street station

Polycom Executive Experience Centre
69 Old Broad St
16th Floor – Dashwood House
London EC2

Full agenda below and registration available here:

Date: Thursday 11th June Title: MUCUGL June 2015: Skype for Business a deeper dive
Times Topics
18.00-18:45 – Skype for Business demos/overview (Tom Arbuthnot) Tom will cover SfB cube reporting, Call-via-Work and in-place upgrade.
18:45-19.25 – Networking Networking, Drinks and Snacks
19.00-19.30 – Skype for Business demos/overview (Adam Jacobs) Adam will cover VIS deployment and the newly introduced RoundTable100
20.00 – Wrap Up and Close Close and head to the pub

 

MUCUGL Wednesday 25th February 2015: Introducing Skype for Business

Happy new year! MUCUGL is back and we’re pleased to announce our first event of 2015. At this event Tom and Adam (in-person 🙂 ) will present on Microsoft’s latest version of Lync, Skype for Business Server 2015. As always the event is taking place at the Polycom EEC London, near Liverpool Street Station.

We expect a lot of interest given some of the great content Microsoft has shared with us, so register soon to avoid disappointment and as always please only reserve seats if you’re able to make it.

We’ll then wrap up for the usual for beers around 8pm. Hope to see you there.

MUCUGL is from 6pm on Wednesday 25th February at Polycom EEC, near London Liverpool street station

Polycom Executive Experience Centre
69 Old Broad St
16th Floor – Dashwood House
London EC2

Full agenda below and registration available here:

Date: Wednesday 25th February Title: MUCUGL February 2015: Introducing Skype for Business
Times Topics
18.00-18:45 – Skype for Business Voice, Server and Deployment Enhancements (Tom Arbuthnot) Tom will cover Microsoft’s investments within voice, server and deployment enhancements.
18:45-19.25 – Networking Networking, Drinks and Snacks
19.00-19.30 – Skype for Business Meeting and Video Enhancements (Adam Jacobs) Adam will cover Microsoft’s investments within meeting and the new Video Interoperability Server (VIS).
20.00 – Wrap Up and Close Close and head to the pub

 

MUCUGL Wednesday 26th November 2014: Managing Lync Call Quality

We’ve decided to shift the October event by a month and theme the next event around Lync and networking best practices. As always the event is taking place at the Polycom EEC London, near Liverpool Street Station.

This time we’re going to focus on two hot deployment topics, specifically Lync Quality of Serivce (QoS) and Software-defined Networking (SDN).

We’ll also be reaching out to one of our MUCUGL regulars as we have an open guest speaker slot, if you’re interested in speaking please reach out to Tom or Adam.

We’ll then wrap up for the usual for beers around 8pm. Hope to see you there.

MUCUGL is from 6pm on Wednesday 26th November at Polycom EEC, near London Liverpool street station

Polycom Executive Experience Centre
69 Old Broad St
16th Floor – Dashwood House
London EC2

Full agenda below and registration available here:

Date: Wednesday 26th November Title: MUCUGL November 2014: Managing Lync Call Quality
Times Topics
18.00-18:30 – Lync and SDN (Tom Arbuthnot) Tom will provide and overview of SDN and how this is relevant to Lync deployments.
18:30-19.00 – Networking Networking, Drinks and Snacks
19.00-19.30 – Lync QoS (Adam Jacobs) Adam will provide an overview of Lync QoS and how to ensure the various types of   Lync clients perform as expected on your network
19.30-20.00 – Guest Speaker TBC
20.00 – Wrap Up and Close Close and head to the pub

MUCUGL Thursday 31st July 2014: Managing and Monitoring Lync in the Enterprise

I’m calling it, Summer is here, it’s the July Microsoft UC User Group London. As always, at the Polycom EEC London, near Liverpool Street Station.

This month we have special guest Phillip Priestley from Unify² . Phil is a Managing Architect with Unify Square based in the UK specializing in corporate strategy, design and implementation of complex Microsoft UC solutions. He has a broad range of industries including Finance, Retail, Defence, Education and Local Government from SMBs to Complex Multinational organisations

Phil will be talking about operating and monitoring Lync in the Enterprise. Lync provides lots of functionality and integration options, which means Enterprise deployments can be Large and Complex. Good management and monitoring are vital. Come and see how free native Microsoft tools can be used to operate and monitor your Lync environment and how 3rd party tools can provide additional benefits and value to your Lync deployment to enhance your end user experience.

An interesting topic and I’m sure will provoke some good conversations and debate.

Tom and Adam will do a roundup of all the latest UC and Lync news and updates.

We’ll then wrap up for the usual, hopefully sunny, beers around 8pm. Hope to see you there.

MUCUGL is from 6pm on Thursday 31st July at Polycom EEC, near London Liverpool street station

Tickets on eventbite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mucugl-july-2014-managing-and-monitoring-lync-in-the-enterprise-tickets-12114008325

Polycom Executive Experience Centre
69 Old Broad St
16th Floor – Dashwood House
London EC2

Full agenda below:

Date: Thursday 31st July Title: MUCUGL July 2014: Managing and Monitoring Lync in the Enterprise
Times Topics
18.00-19:00 – Operating and Monitoring Lync 2013 in the Enterprise (Philip Priestley) How Microsoft tools can be used to operate and monitor your Lync environment and how 3rd party tools can provide additional benefits and value to your Lync deployment to enhance your end user experience.
19:00-19.20 – Networking Networking, drinks and snacks
19.20-19.50 – Latest News and Developments (Tom and Adam) All the important announcements and news
19.50-20.00 – Wrap Up and Close Close and head to the pub

MUCUGL Wednesday 16th April 2014: Best of Lync Conference

Time flies, spring us upon us, it’s the April Microsoft UC User Group London, as always at the Polycom EEC London, near Liverpool Street Station.

Adam, Justin and Tom were all lucky enough to be speaking at Lyncconf in February. A lot went on over there, some which we can’t talk about (at least not until the pub), but fortunately some that we can 🙂

So Justin and Adam are going to re-present two really well received sessions, Justin on third party product to enhance your Lync roll-out and Adam on Interoperable Video Conferencing solutions.

Finally, Tom will do a roundup of all the latest news that was released at and since the conference.

We’ll then wrap up for the usual beers around 8pm. Hope to see you there.

Tickets on eventbrite:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mucugl-april-2014-best-of-lync-conference-tickets-11142275847

MUCUGL is from 6pm on Wednesday 16th April at Polycom EEC, near London Liverpool street station

Polycom Executive Experience Centre
69 Old Broad St
16th Floor – Dashwood House
London EC2

Full agenda below:

Date: Wednesday 16th April Title: MUCUGL April 2014: Best of Lync Conference
Times Topics
18.00-18.30 – Enhancing Your Voice Rollout with 3rd Party Products (Justin Morris) Covering areas such as Contact Centres, Call Recording, User Adoption and Operator Console
18.30-19.10 – Video Conferencing Solutions Interoperable with Lync (Adam Jacobs) A look at your options around Room based video with Lync
19.10-19.30 – (Networking) Networking, drinks and snacks
19.30-19.50 – News and Announcements From Lync Conf (Tom Arbuthnot) All the important announcements and news from LyncConf
19.50-20.00 – Wrap Up and Close Close and head to the pub

 

MUCUGL January 2014: Everything you wanted to know about Lync Edge and more

We’re pleased to be starting 2014 with what promises to be another great Microsoft UC User Group London, as always at the Polycom EEC London, near Liverpool Street Station.

As you know, we always try to cram loads of content in, and always end up running a little tight for time :-). So this month we are going to do a double session on Lync Edge. There is a lot to Lync external connectivity, we’ll be starting off with the basics in the first session and moving into the deep dive with SIP traces and all in the second session. As always we welcome your questions too.

Finally, we will be coving all the latest Lync and community news and updates since the last MUCUGL in October.

We’ll then wrap up for the usual beers around 8pm. Hope to see you there.

MUCUGL is from 6pm on Thursday 30th January at Polycom EEC, near London Liverpool street station

Polycom Executive Experience Centre
69 Old Broad St
16th Floor – Dashwood House
London EC2

Register for free tickets at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mucugl-january-2014-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-lync-edge-and-more-tickets-10008454557

Full agenda below:

Date: Thursday 30th January Title: Everything you wanted to know about Lync Edge and more
Times Topics
18.00-18.30 – Understanding Lync Edge and External Connectivity Running through the fundamentals of Lync Edge and External Connectivity
18.30-19.10 – Lync Edge Server Deep Dive Going deeper on Edge, ports, packets, firewalls and SIP Traces
19.10-19.30 – (Networking) Networking, drinks and snacks
19.30-19.50 – Lync News and Community Update All the latest Lync news, patches and tools
19.50-20.00 – Wrap Up and Close Close and head to the pub

MUCUGL October 2013: Lync Room System and Lync Server 2013 Architecture Best Practices

After a great event in July on a Monday for the first time, we’ve lined up an exciting agenda for our upcoming October event, once again at the Polycom EEC, near Liverpool Street station.

First up, Adam is going to cover everything you need to know about Lync Room System. What it’s value proposition is, how it works with Lync Server 2013 and what product offerings are available.

Next up, Justin is covering design examples of small, medium and large Lync Server 2013 deployments along with some interesting and complex scenarios you may not have come across before.

For the first time, we’ll have a guest during our networking session. Will Rowe from MSemploy will be providing an overview of the Lync job market and how to get discovered more easily if you’re looking for a job.

Finally, Tom will be covering the top 5 things you need to know before deploying your first Lync 2013 server into your production environment.

We’ll then wrap up for the usual beers around 8pm. Hope to see you there.

MUCUGL is from 6pm on Wednesday 16th October at Polycom EEC, near London Liverpool street station

Polycom Executive Experience Centre
69 Old Broad St
16th Floor – Dashwood House
London EC2

Register Here: https://mucugloctober2013.eventbrite.com/

Full agenda below

Date: October 16th 2013 Title: Lync Room System and Lync Server 2013 Architecture Best Practices
Times Topics
18.00-18.30 – Everything about Lync Room System Adam Jacobs runs through everything you need to know about the new Lync Room System and each vendor’s offerings
18.30-19.00 – Lync Server Top to Bottom, Big to Small Justin Morris covers design examples for big or small deployments of Lync and some examples of complex scenarios
19.00-19.20 – (Networking) Will Rowe from MSemploy will give a state of the Lync job market
19.20-19.50 – Top 5 Things to Know When Deploying your first Lync 2013 server Tom Arbuthnot covers the top things to know before deploying a Lync 2013 server into your production environment
19.50-20.00 – Wrap Up and Close Close and head to the pub