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Skype for Business 2019 vs Microsoft Teams 2020

Skype for Business 2019 vs Microsoft Teams 2023

Chatter in the Microsoft community is all about Skype for Business 2019. Either Skype for Business Server 2019 or simply concern around using Skype this year and what next year should look like. Whilst these are totally different topics, they are extremely related. Businesses opting to stay with Skype for Business, rather than immediately moving ...

Interoperability

Interoperability in 2023 will Drive Better Collaboration

In collaboration IT, interoperability usually happens when competitors work together. When two competing systems work together, without regard to brand name, the end user’s outcome then becomes the same. This is crucial for collaboration to enable, well, genuine collaboration. Lack of interoperability in collaborative businesses creates communication silos, friction, and often leads to what we’ve ...

Team collaboration software

Bingo! Team Collaboration Software Edition

Finding the best team collaboration tools can be a chore. Most organizations end up with many team collaboration software options due to user preference or inherited app from mergers and acquisitions. As collaboration tools for business spiral out of control, we’ve created our version of an old classic – conference call bingo! Print it, save ...

Skype for Business retirement

Skype for Business Retirement: Are You Ready?

In Summer 2020, Microsoft announced Skype for Business retirement. Only July 31st, 2021, Microsoft confirmed it will no longer support Skype for Business Online deployments. Read on for insights from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs to see what Skype for Business retirement means to them, and what it should mean to you. Firstly, should the ...

Introduction to external federation for Slack Microsoft Teams Cisco Webex Teams

External Federation: An Introduction

In this post, we introduce the principle of external federation in the world of team collaboration apps. From its beginnings in the team collaboration world within Microsoft Lync to the latest innovations linking your company to external vendors, suppliers, contractors, and customers, we cover what external federation is, how it’s evolved, disappeared, and is thriving ...