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November 19, 2016

Lync Migration Week in Review: GENBAND, Telnyx, Kaseya & More

By Alicia Young
Web Editor

Welcome back to the Week in Review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines in Lync Migration this week.

The week started off with the news around GENBAND (News - Alert) and its real time communications capabilities for Skype for Business. Paula Bernier writes, “It connected to the Skype for Business server for directory, IM, and presence access, but leverages users’ existing video and voice infrastructure. It also supports cloud-based deployments and offers federation to work with other applications.” This development is great for businesses, which will no longer need to buy premium Microsoft (News - Alert) licenses and then spend more on new servers and system integration. You can find out more about this cost-savings plan HERE.

Meanwhile, Telnyx is also making advancements in the Skype for Business realm. The company has just received its Skype for Business certification, making it one of the fewer than 80 companies that are recognized as enterprise VoIP carriers by Microsoft. Despite Microsoft’s strict standards, Telnyx received certification and is now able to offer its solutions to even more businesses. You can find out about its services and how it passed the certification HERE.

Later in the week, Steve Anderson switched gears to discuss the importance of security. Security is a growing concern, and Kaseya (News - Alert) has just introduced its new AuthAnvil to offer Microsoft Office 365 users even more protection. Kaseya AuthAnvil represents an identity and access management (IAM) system that allows for single sign on (SSO) authentication, as well as multifactor authentication (MFA (News - Alert)) and automated user provisioning all in one package. You can find more information on this security feature HERE.

The week rounded out with the news that Hewlett-Packard (News - Alert) Enterprise (HPE) has recently launched a new tool to help the mobile workforce collaborate better. Its Modern Workspace system “draws on several tools, including Microsoft's Skype Room Systems and hardware from Logitech and EventBoard, to deliver a wider total value for businesses. With this combination, users get a center-of-room control device that makes its use of Skype for Business flow a lot more smoothly, and using the Logitech and EventBoard hardware offers extra advantages in room management and audio / video input,” according to Steve Anderson. Essentially, this solution should make videoconferencing a better experience, once and for all. You can continue reading HERE.

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




Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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