Episode 10 – Mac Client, Anywhere 365, Cloud PBX and Ignite
In Episode 10 we are delighted to welcome Iain Smith, an Office Servers and Services MVP on the show who talks about the new Skype for Mac client and the cool features coming with that at the end of the month.
Matthijs van Domselaar from Workstreampeople and Graham Hosking from Microsoft UK joined us to show off Anywhere 365 and Skype for Business Online voice and contact center interoperability and also some good information on calling plans and migrations to Cloud PBX.
Followed by a quick round up of all the Skype for Business announcements from Microsoft Ignite and also a huge announcement with regard to The Skype Show.
Iain Smith (MVP)
Iain is a Managing Consultant at Modality Systems in the UK and is based within the North of England (Leeds), He specialises in the Microsoft UC technologies and is certified at MCITP on Lync 2010, Lync 2013 level with +10 years experience in working within the Microsoft UC product stack.
Iain focuses primarily in designing and deploying Microsoft Skype For Business solutions in large enterprises practices. He is active in the global Microsoft UC community via twitter @northernUC, and well as blogging www.northernuc.co.uk and also can be found answering questions on the TechNet UC Forums, plus also he is the co-founder of the Northern UC community user group www.NorthernUCUserGroup.co.uk and co-host of the UK's hosted UCDay www.ucday.co.uk and a regular visitor to the many UC events.
Graham Hosking (Microsoft UK)
Combining a passion for technology and a strong desire to help people, my experience extends from delivering IT projects within local councils and charities to driving Unified Communications within UK Public Sector departments. Technology has always interested and influenced me to show how people can use it in cool and exciting ways - I love it! My passion is Skype because I see time and time again on how simple changes in an organisation can have a massive impact, so take some time to say hello and tell me your transformation story.
Matthijs van Domselaar (COO Workstreampeople)
Anywhere365 is our 100% native Lync/Skype for Business dialogue management platform, managing all text, web, video and voice conversations between organizations, people, devices and things, no matter the location or type of device. The value is simple though powerful: a reduction in unnecessary dialogues, resulting in an increase in productivity, all deployed in a matter of days if not hours. We make dialogue management part of your logistical operations and goes way beyond the old-fashioned Contact Center, Service Desk or any other communication routing challenge. Fully IoT ready (have you talked to your sensors lately?), Anywhere365 is expanding fast and already trusted by over 300 organizations on all continents.