04/12/2018

Teams - Powershell

This week started off with a bang...new version of Powershell.
Powershell Teams v.0.9.6

If you is like me and has the 0.9.3 who was the old one just run the command
Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams -Force
to get it installed and you will get noticed that you have to either answer yes or A [yes to all].

As some of you have noticed we also got new Icons who will be installed soon. Just to wait and it will be there.

There are a lot going on in the Teams world now. Voice in on client works, customers are moving to Teams with telephony, and this is great.



26/11/2018

Microsoft Teams - Statistics - AA and CQ

First of all. Under one month to Christmas. It's been a long time since my last blog out here. Been occupied in the name of Microsoft Teams.
One of the things I sees who are missing is when it comes to Statistics on the PhoneSystem. This has to do with AA and CQ.
AA you think, What is this? AA = Auto Attendant, where you handle opening hours, IVR functionality and so. Basic routing of calls to Microsoft Teams.
CQ what is that, its the second part of AA, CQ= Call Queues, where we route trafic to spesific Groups like we do in AA. but to build next level of this.
 This can't be so that when you call an AA or CQ you see talk time, phonenumer to who has called and what number the person has called into, and when it arrived. But you can't find out how has answered it.
This is real bad. I have spoke to Microsoft about this and there will come something new about this, but we don't know yet.
To get help we need people like you who read some of this to go here and vote.
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20168716-reporting-capabilitie...
and for this one as well
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/35920921-basic-reports-and-cal...

I'm sure that something will change about this, when you look what happens to API in Microsoft Graph.

Have a great week out there where ever you are.


05/10/2018

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

21/09/2018

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.

25/08/2018

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.

17/08/2018

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.


31/07/2018

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.

25/07/2018

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.!


22/06/2018

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.
https://no-no.sennheiser.com/headset-software-pc

Thanks for reading my blogs and have a great summer.

13/06/2018

Create or delete Team in MS Teams - Restore

I came a cross this on LinkedIN yesterday. This blogpost describe the process if a Team has been deleted from MS-Teams.
Read about it here:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/skypehybridguy/2017/07/23/restoring-a-deleted-team-in-microsoft-teams/

01/06/2018

Competella Upgrade from R2 to R2.5

Competella is one of the switchboard and Contact center providers for Skype for Business. For about 1 week a go they got a new version name R2.5.
When you want to upgrade the prosess is nice and clean. Just an inbound upgrade if you are on R2 version.
If you run Routing Agent to handle your busy-on-busy, well you need to go to build 137. If you have it already, well you don't need to upgrade to this.
Customers has alsread start to request this upgrade from R2 to R2.5, and also to ask for GDPR tuning for Comptella software, where Competella has provided a guide to configure this and make your Competella switchboard  and ContactCenter  GDPR ready.

31/05/2018

KEMP MELA My recording

For some time ago I did a speak for KEMP Technologies about KEMP MELA in real-life.
Watch it here:
https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1644558/17C31B27F217F0DD7B6922E6421C3A98

It was fun and great experience for me where most of them who watched it live was from central europe. Thanks again to KEMP for wanted me to speak about this.

18/05/2018

Test Jabra Engage 75 [**UPDATE**]

From Tektracom I got the new Jabra Engage 75 MONO today as I wanted to test it out.

Jabra Engage 75 
As we can see we have a docking to charge headset. Listen to music from Spotify works smooth. One thing I think was not so good is that the first I had to do was to update the firmware on it. It comes with an old firmware, but since this is a new headset and new on marked, I was expected it to have the latest one.

After the upgrade it was just a quick config on what I shall use it for.
I have testet it around in my office and since it has DECT standard it works all up at 10th floor when the base was in 8th floor. 
That is real nice and impressing.

Would I buy this for people, YES. As a office headset it's real nice to use.
Since it has DECT it quite expensive but its just fine and nice to use.
I will give it and 5 on the dice.

**UPDATE**
Since it' based on new DECT technologi it will give better distance. I tried it during useing the office elevator here at work, and the cool thing is that I tried it with my co-worker Ivar Naggum, and he keept the call up all time (#Skype4B ) call, and when I got back in the DECT zone it continued the call. Real nice and smooth I think.

03/05/2018

KEMP MELA Webinar 9th May 2018 2pm CET

Hi dear readers.
As mentioned earlier, I will have a KEMP webinar. This is what they say about it.



KEMP Technologies like to invite you to their latest expert series webinar where KEMP All Star Influencer, Kai Stenberg from KEMPCenter Partner, BlinQ AS, will share his experience of implementing KEMP LoadMasters for customers across Europe.
Kai will share his unique insights on how Enterprises are deploying KEMP's centralised application delivery management platform (KEMP 360) and capacity based licensing model (MELA) to achieve greater flexibility, scalability and ROI.

Key Learning Points:
  • Legacy ADC architecture vs. the future
  • The use cases and benefits of Metered Licensing (MELA)
  • Metered Licensing administration
  • Discover how KEMP 360 Central provides centralised management and control of Application Delivery assets
  • CloudX (BIZSKYPE) customer success story


Please sign up and I look forward to have you there.

21/03/2018

KEMP webinar about MELA - Pay as you grow [**Updated**]

As most of you know, I have been granted the title from KEMP Technologies as a KEMP VIP. One case I have been working on is this one:
KEMP MELA - PAY AS YOU GROW
This day I noticed that KEMP has asked me to run a webinar based on the MELA and how it works. This is something I real look forward to do again.
As many of you know I work for the one and only KEMP Center Partner in the nordics. And for me and blinQ AS this is important.
With the MELA you pay for what you are useing. All by the KEMP Central 360 where you can manage your VLM's. Upload firmware, reconfigure or what you want to do.

All this and how, where and why will be covered in this webinar.

[**UPDATE**]
Date and time has now come. 9th May 2018 at 2PM CET link for registration will come soon, so just check in later.

[** UPDATE 2**]
This will be an international webinar on english

20/03/2018

Skype for Business CU Mars 2018 [**UPDATE**]

Microsoft has launched CU for Skype for Business server, this time Mars 2018. This gives build





You can download it here Latest CU Mars 2018

Since my last blogpost about the Desember 2017 this might be one for you. I am about to try it out now. If I find something about it. Be sure to read about it here.

Update!!!!!
After installing it the error contains screen sharing isn't allowed for this contact is now gone.

05/03/2018

Skype for Business server CU desember 2017 [**BE AWARE**]

After installed the Desember 2017 CU for Skype for business Update 6.0.9319.510 there is a huge bug in this versjon.
When clients tries to share desktop they will get this error.




You have to contact Microsoft Support and create a ticket to get the update.  As it say on the post
To obtain this update, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support through the following Microsoft website: http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
After installing you will then be on 514 for your build.

18/02/2018

My experience with Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC

As mentioned before this weekend I got the Voyager 6200 UC. Since I have the Plantronics HUB installed all the install went smooth even that I am running Windows 10 Insider version.

After listen to music and also had a Skype for Business meeting, well I think this a really good quality headset.

16/02/2018

Plantronics UC-6200

Finaly, after weeks waiting now it's here. This I will look forward to try out.
The design looks great.
Thanks for it Plantronics Norway :-)

Going to write about over the weekend to tell how I it is. #thenextbigthing

08/02/2018

Create Teams Online meeting from Outlook [**SOLVED**]

I am not sure how many out there that has run the invite to a Teams meeting from Outlook. But for me I have never had the ad-in and therefore not able to use it.
So as you might understand, I now has it and here is how I solved it.
From a lots of google search here to try to figure it out I found out this fix.
Great thanks to this blog: https://realtimeuc.com/2017/08/missing-teams-outlook-add-in/

1. locate where you have the addin for Teams. Mine is located here:  C:\Users\<usern name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\TeamsMeetingAddin\1.0.17306.2\x64
2. make sure you backup your registry before you does something like this
3. copy this registry file and create a .req file in Notepad or other tool to get this.

26/01/2018

Windows 10 Insider and Bluetooth latest in Fastring

As the gadget nerd I am, when running Windows 10 Insider in the fast ring can give some challenges.
The build 17084 that come out yesterday gave me lots of trouble.
So today I had to rollback to get my Senneheiser MB 660 UC to work again.

So now I am running build 17074 after a quick restore. Hope the next version will be better :-)

Have a great one.

04/01/2018

Huddy Camera part 2

I have if you read my blogpost seen that I have got the Huddly camera. I have been testing it on my Surface PRO 4. I use Skype for Business on regular basis.
Today I testet the camera in a Skype4B call with a customer to try it out.
First we connected using the Sureface build in camera, and it was OK. Then I switched to the new Huddly Camera and WOW.
The wide 150 degrees, the zoom and the customer of mine said. WOW what a difference. The way to handle the camera during meeting or call is real nice and smooth.
The size is perfect to bring with your personal computer or if you want to use it in a conference room. I think this will get a lot's of places where you can use this.

If you want to know more or try it out. Please contact me or blinQ AS in Norway and we can help you with this.

02/01/2018

Hyddly Camera

Welcome back to new year and new fun. When I got back from x-mas holiday and returned to my job, I had a new camera on my desk. I got my Huddly Camera.
See more about it on












I have just start to use it and it looks out real good so far. It's small and real compact and the specs is just brilliant. Works well on my Surface PRO 4 on Windows 10. More about testing it will come as soon I got some more to report, but it's nice.
Just download the latest software from Huddly and then you are good to go.

Teams - Integration - Learing like a pro

Been a short break here but I'm back. There been plenty going on lately. As some of you have noticed I have published an post on LinkedI...