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September 24, 2016

Lync Migration Week in Review: Pexip, AltiGen, Modality Systems

By Alicia Young
Web Editor

Happy Saturday! This week in Lync Migration was an exciting one, with articles covering Skype (News - Alert) for Business, a new UC Cloud, CustomInvite and more. Now that it’s the weekend, let’s take a look back at these last few days.

The week started off with advice from TMC’s (News - Alert) Steve Anderson to think carefully before changing established values for conferencing. Anderson points out that Skype for Business Server 2015’s included planning tool can be incredibly beneficial. There are several features that can be changed to fit your needs. He warns, though, that you need to be careful about making too many changes to the tool’s default values, because you can ultimately end up causing more harm than good. For some more information on why and what you should do, go HERE.

The Skype for Business news continues with the announcement that UK’s Clear Cloud now offers Skype for Business PBX (News - Alert). The Skype for Business Cloud PBX can replace an existing system on any client’s premise for as little at $2 per user. This makes it a natural shift for many businesses that already use Microsoft (News - Alert) tools for other tasks. Clear Cloud, an IT services provider, is jumping on the bandwagon by completely replacing their existing infrastructure. You can find out more about Clear Cloud’s decision and Skype for Business Cloud PBX’s features HERE.

Pexip has decided to showcase Modality Systems’ CustomInvite at Microsoft Ignite 2016. CustomInvite was made with the intention to simplify the process of bringing participants of Skype for Business meetings together using Outlook. There will be several ways to integrate with Outlook, which is commonly misconstrued as nothing more than an email application. CustomInvite users will be able to customize the invite content for Skype for Business meeting requests sent through Microsoft Outlook with joining details such as codes or numbers based on locations and other criteria. You can find more on how to personalize these invites HERE.

Finally, the week rounded out with the news that AltiGen (News - Alert), a provider of Microsoft-based Cloud UC solutions, has announced its new UC Cloud. The new service brings together Hosted Skype for Business with its MaxACD Cloud Contact Center delivered as a fully managed service. The UC Cloud solution has several perks, including its ability to bring the instant messaging and presence, voice and video calling, desktop sharing, Web conferencing, and mobility of Skype for Business in a single integrated solution. You can find out more HERE.

While some exciting news has been highlighted here, that’s certainly not all that went on this week. Be sure to head Lync Migration for all the updates, and come back next week for the latest insights. Have a great weekend!



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