Painless Skype for Business on-premises and online connectivity to the PSTN and PBXs

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There are many options for connecting your Skype for Business environment - be it online, on-premises, or hybrid - to the PSTN and legacy PBXs. Each option offers advantages and disadvantages, with ample opportunity for high-fives and heartache. This presentation provides an overview of each option and how the options can work together (or not!). Importantly, it provides real-world guidance on which option(s) may be most suitable for your deployment.

Torren Manson (Senior Systems Engineer at Strategic Products and Services)
Torren Manson is a Senior Systems Engineer for Strategic Products and Services, implementing Skype for Business for SPS's largest global customers.

He holds a BSc in Computer Science and Earth Observational Science from Royal Roads Military College. He has achieved certifications including Microsoft Certified Solutions Master: Communications, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Cisco Certified Networking Professional, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Torren has over 20 years of IT experience, focused on voice solutions, high-availability and disaster recovery, networking, and security.

Torren coordinates and presents at the British Columbia Unified Communications User Group, is an active blogger at, and an occasional tweeter @Bumpinthenet. He lives in Kamloops, British Columbia with his wife Twila and their son. Outside of work, Torren is active at the local Makerspace, and with whatever craziness his toddler is up to.





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