Moved from S4B Online to Ms-Teams, and some news also

Since i will do this breakfast meeting the 11th. October. I did last week a switch to MS-Teams Updated with this Powershell command:
Grant-CsTeamsUpgradePolicy -PolicyName UpgradeToTeams -Identity first.lastname@contoso.com

And from Skype for Business I now get this one :-)
This is great I think. I have my voice functionality in Teams. Did not have this in Skype for Business. But as many have seen, there are still some missing points out here.
1. Outlook need to show presence. Is not ready yet.
2. one to one share desktop like we did in Skype for Business without to set up a call, direct from IM/CHAT.

But there is lot's of things happening that is real nice.
1. Integration with Video Interop, with PexIP, Polycom that is nice.
2. Blur video call

Based on just running Teams so far, I think it's alsmost ready to move over. But if you have complex contactcenter or switchboard, you should run Teams in Island mode together with Skype for Business and make your users ready to learn how it works.

And there will come lost of new features soon also.
From Ignite this is what they told there


Session on voice in MS-Teams

As many have noticed so have I worked together with some coworkers a solution about voice in Microsoft Teams.
This is a product that we are ready to marked with. It's for partners, end customers. It's placed in Azure, and it's multi-trunk, multi-tennant, and placed in different datacenters.

The 11th Oktober shall blinQ AS together have a session in Norwegian at Microsoft Norway regarding this subject.
Read all about this here:
forkostseminar tale i teams

Hope to see you there.


Great fun with MS-Teams, callqueues and Auto attendants

Since I just love tech, new stuff and has worked as many of you know with voice and telephony solutions since 2001. I had to try the following out:

1. Create an Auto Attendants from the legacy panel in O365 and give it some phonenumbers and record a message with a welcome to <my company>.
2. Create a phrase that contains Press 1 for this and press 2 for that.
3. Then I had to make 2 Callqueues name customer service and salses.
4. Then make the groups that shall answer the call

So was the big Question.....where shall the call goto? Well since I was a part of the groups, well it went to the group and it ended up in my MS-Teams client who I have voice enabled using the Bring Your Own Telco to O365.

This was quite easy to fix, and I start to see lot's of places where I can place this service and to build more solutions about this.

Great fun on a saturday.


MS-Teams - BYOT - SIPTRUNK Independent and some SFB2019

Time for a new post, and what a two weeks this have been
First I ended the first week by getting KEMP, S4B-2019 up and running as you already have read about.

The magic happend to MS-Teams

Then we got our SBC running and configured with siptrunks from different partners. Like Voxbone, Phonect and futher more. The SBC is running i Azure, and this meens we can and will terminte the siptrunks into Azure and this has to be siptrunk over internet.
Why are you thinking, well just so that we can deliver any phonenumber almost all over the world for you Microsoft Teams client.
We have produced a multi-trunk and multi-hosted plattform, where you can take your sip-trunk and we can deliver your phone services.
This is BYOT at is best, and blinQ AS was the one to give this to you first. And this will be a SAAS service.
From what I have read, this is the new wine :-) and this is some real new stuff to this plattform. We will for the finance - banking market do recording aswell when this is required.
In Norway we will together with partners have a breakfast meeting for customers, other partners or anyone who wants to learn and find out how we can do this. More about this will come soon.


Skype4B-2019 KEMP Loadmaster

Yesterday i finaly got my lab running again. This time with 3 frontend server Skype server 2019 Evaluation in a Enterprise Pool, with SQL 2016 all running on Windows server 2016. Then I installed a KEMP Loadmaster VLM running HLB for the frontend pool. Works like a charm.
The next thing is to build a Medation server and Edge server and then connect it all to Exchange Server 2019.

More to come here soon.


Skype for Business Server 2019 - Evalutaion is here!

Waiting time is over, S4B-Server 2019 Evaluation is out. Time to build this into the lab.
Read about it here:

My plan is to build a frontend pool with 3 servers in a pool, 1 mediation server, KEMP VLM for LBA for S4B, one Edge and all integrated with Exchange server.
The plattform will be running on Windows Server 2016 and SQL 2014 Std edition.

Update will come soon in later bloggs, time to do som lab-work.!


Sennheiser Headset PRO

Summer is here and this will be last blog post for a while, since I am about to take some vacation.
A little tip before summer is comming over us.

If you add and use this for your headset, well your firmware will always be updated.

Thanks for reading my blogs and have a great summer.

Moved from S4B Online to Ms-Teams, and some news also

Since i will do this breakfast meeting the 11th. October. I did last week a switch to MS-Teams Updated with this Powershell command: Grant-...