3 Steps to Help Configure Emergency Calling in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a powerful tool for collaboration but managing its features can be challenging and time-consuming. Telephony and calling plans for Microsoft Teams requires certain steps to be completed in order to maximize all its features. This blog outlines how to add emergency addresses, associate phone numbers to these locations, and retrieve necessary codes […]

Retire Skype for Business Admin Center to Start on Dec 1, 2020

  Microsoft will be retiring the Skype for Business admin center starting on December 1st, 2020. Instead of Skype admin center, Microsoft recommends the utilization of Teams admin center which is where they will continue to invest development resources. Key Points: Major: Retirement Timing: December 01, 2020 Action: Transition to the Teams admin center How […]

Why Office 365 changed to Microsoft 365 and How it Affects Me

New Microsoft product names went into effect on April 21, 2020. This was a change to the product name only, and there are no pricing or feature changes currently—Microsoft 365 includes everything you know in Office 365. So, why the name change? Microsoft explains, “We changed the name to be more reflective of the range […]

Microsoft Sees 775% Spike in Some Areas

Microsoft is experiencing a large increase in Microsoft Teams, Windows Virtual Desktop, and Power BI, which are powered by Microsoft Azure — the second largest cloud services provider behind Amazon Web Services (AWS).  “We have seen a 775 percent increase of our cloud services in regions that have enforced social distancing or shelter in place […]

Microsoft Extends MCSE, MCSA, and MCSD Certifications

Due to current COVID-19 prevention tactics, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications will be retired on January 31, 2021 rather than the June 30, 2020. With testing centers closed, it’s nearly impossible for most to obtain these certifications within the original timeframe. Microsoft has several […]

Microsoft making Teams available for everyone

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced access to Teams for everyone, as COVID-19 continues to impact people and countries around the world.  How Individuals can get started with Microsoft Teams:  If you have an email address through work or school, sign in  using this link. We’ll get you into Teams in no time.  If  you’re using  an […]

Microsoft Launches new Edge Chromium Browser

On January 15, 2020, just over a year after Microsoft revealed its plans to switch to Chromium, the new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser was launched across both Windows and macOS. Microsoft is gradually bringing the new Edge to groups of Windows 10 users through Windows Update before it’s fully rolled out to everyone in the summertime. While Microsoft […]

Microsoft’s Retiring Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021—What to do

Since September 1, 2019, all new Office 365 customers have been on-boarded directly to Microsoft Teams as the default for chats, meetings, and calls. But what about the customers that have been using Skype for Business Online long before this change? Unfortunately, the end is near. Microsoft announced Skype for Business Online will be retired […]

Office 365 Hybrid Exchange Migration | What is it

Are you interested in taking advantage of Microsoft’s Office 365 Offering, without losing your on-premises infrastructure? You may need Office 365 Hybrid Exchange deployment. Through a hybrid deployment, you can integrate online Microsoft Exchange with its on-premises counterpart. Without 3rd party software tools there will be more to manage, but the benefits can be enormous […]

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